Our Chairman’s team did their presentation this morning and were happy with how it went.
What a day!
We lined up early with the regular early crowd, 1114 and 2056. There are lots of rookies at this event, and it is fun to share in their anticipation. Not so long ago we were in their shoes. We had some good conversations with some of the rookie teams while we were in line.
We got great seats in the stands…we can see our pit and the playing field.
We passed inspection, and even had time to add significantly thicker and more robust armour to the robot.
Our scouts worked hard to get accurate information recorded from each match. We’ll scout for real tomorrow.
An early night for all, in bed by 9PM. We wake up early tomorrow!
Here is our match schedule. Tune in at watchfirstnow and check out the windsor essex great lakes regional competition.
We left the school at 10 AM headed for Windsor.
It was a great surprise to start the day with birthday cake!
Captain Canada made some good picks! Our alliance was strong and took the quarter finals to 3 games. Unfortunately we were smashed pretty badly in the last of the matches. Our solenoid module was destroyed! It was in the middle of our robot. Despite our lexan armour, it still got hurt.
At the end of the competition we waited for the awards ceremony. We won the judges award because we’re a team that’s “got it all”.
Here we are, just before getting onto the bus.
The ride home was a bit wet and slippery. We saw many cars in the ditch, so we held off on our bus rave this time.
Congratulations to all K-Bots for their fantastic behaviour and spirit during the competition. We look forward to another excellent competition at Windsor.
We were up at 6 AM and headed to RIT for 7AM to line up for a choice location for the day.
The matches went well for us in general. We ended off the day with a record of 8 wins and 1 loss. The last two matches were stacked against us, yet our scouting and strategy team came together to create a game plan that our drive team executed very well, and allowed us to take down some powerful opponents. All told, we ended the day in 4th place out of 49.
Between matches we danced and danced and danced! We are glad of our last minute dance workshop so we could all get involved.
The team social afterwards was lots of fun, and more dancing. After our pasta dinner we had a bit of a dance party with some other teams. It was too dark for any really good pictures.
Our bus driver had quite a surprise waiting for us when we headed for the hotel. He had set up a light show inside the bus! The pictures dont really capture the moment.
We had a big debrief to wrap up the events of the day.
The scouts met to discuss the game strategy for the remaining qualification matches and to develop a list of our top 24 teams in case we’re still in a position to lead an alliance tomorrow.
It was a thrilling day, and we are so ready to see what tomorrow brings. Follow along at http://www.watchfirstnow.com
We’re looking forward to a great day of matches tomorrow.
We packed up the bus at noon
It was a pretty exciting moment when we pulled away from the school
We went to Transformix to load our tools. It was a really tight fit.
We set off for the border, watching Doctor Who the entire way. We took a bathroom break at a rest stop, and we knew we were in America.
In America, the maps stop at the border.
They have pennies here too
We checked in to our hotel and settled in while the load in crew dropped off the pit and robot, and then we had a great dinner at Char Broil.
We celebrated Jacob’s birthday again.
We made sandwiches for lunch tomorrow. An assembly line makes everything fun!
We are looking forward to tomorrow, when the fun begins.