The Friends Robotics Team – Quake – took our robot to Sidwell Friends School this past Saturday December 10, to compete in the first qualifier competition. Although Quake did not qualify for states (only five of the twenty-two teams there did so), our robot performed well, had no connection issues, was able to score points in a variety of ways, gracious professionalism was shown, and a good time was had by all!
During the lunch break, the Quake pit crew built a new feature to the robot to allow us to score points by changing the color of lighted beacons on the field, and the Quake coding duo were able to get our autonomous mode program working to score points in the first thirty seconds of the round. Both new features worked well in the two rounds after lunch.
Next competition: Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 at Bullis School in northwest DC.