Author: Ayrton Seals // Photographer: Andrew Moy
For the OCCRA Diversity Tournament on Nov. 7, our robot did great, performing better at each match throughout the day.
The diversity competition was a fun experience that allowed the girls to be drivers, operators, and human players. Rules for the tournament:
All of our drive teams did well. However, our adult drive team did very well, especially since this was our parents’ first time driving this robot in competition. What made the competition really fun was watching parents compete on the field. Other teams had some parents more prepared than others, but it was nice to let the adults have a bigger role for a change.
Our robot had a fresh new look for this competition. We replaced the rotating pipes with two wheels that did a much better job sucking in the ball and allowing us to score frequently. There are some minor kinks we need to work out from the turntable on the robot to the programming and controls. Our robot did put up a great fight. Even though our team did not win any awards this time, we still learned to become more aggressive on the field of play by attacking other robots and playing better defense.
We were the loudest group in the stands. We had glowing blue “2612” numbers, and we also had those loud hand clappers that ignited the room and made others teams take notice because we were loud and full of spirit. Here's a quick look at our team spirit: http://bit.ly/OCCRA3video
I’m so pumped for the next competition that we have on Nov. 12 at Orchard Lake St.Mary’s. I hope to see you all there!
Let’s go, Corsairs!
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