Tuesday, February 19, 2008

End of Build Season

The crate, with robot inside, was picked up by FedEx at 2:30 today. I'm very proud of our team, we had an amazing season. Last year our robot went to the semi-finals. This year's robot (the Bobcat) is faster, stronger, more durable, and better at scoring points. We went to two practice events and outperformed all the competition. There is a lot of luck involved and very high standards, but I know our robot will be very competitive in Milwaukee. Check out our upcoming page about the Bobcat for more information.

So we're done, right? Think again - the most exciting part hasn't even come. No matter how great of a robot we build, it still needs to perform at competition.

We still have two five-hour "Fix-It" windows. We need this time to create an improved hybrid mode. At competition, we are going to do some quick improvements on the drive system, including gearing up the sprockets and installing omniwheels. And don't forget the most important part of competition - scouting. We are going to have lots of fun in Milwaukee!

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