This January started off with kickoff and the beginning of our build season, which has been going strong since. Our build subteam has been working on prototyping various potential designs, CAD, and making important strategic decisions about our robot. Our programming subteam has been automating swerve, positioning via April tags, pneumatics, and a programming wiki. Our operations team has been planning events, deciding on our swag for this season, making an avatar for competitions, and meeting with sponsors both online and in-person. We have a goal of finishing up all of the physical parts of the robot by February 11th, our unofficial team bag day, and have made ourselves busy to achieve that goal!
Happy new year! This Saturday and Sunday, our team had our annual kick-off. We learned the new game for this year!
We started off the weekend by watching the FIRST Game Reveal Video, then went over the rule book for this season. After learning the rules and reading the rule book, we learned more about the game and strategized by talking about a scouting form, field geometry, and playing our Robot Paper Game. We then came back together as a team to decide our strategy for this year. We also had fun throughout kickoff by watching the robot reveal video eating lunch together provided by our amazing sponsor The Naughty Greek restaurant, and overall bonding as a team.
We would also like to thank Naughty Greek for lunch on Saturday, the food was very good and we all enjoyed it.
NoMythic had the T.E.S.T. competition on Saturday at L H Tanglen Elementary School. Both Torbs and Griffins did terrifically! Torbs placed 7th and Griffins placed 10th overall. Torbs was even picked by the 1st Alliance Captain, allowing them to play in the double-elimination bracket for playoffs.
Everyone was super busy: the builders had fun fixing all of the issues on the robot that arose throughout the day, the programmers were debugging the code, and everyone else was scouting, keeping score, and strategizing. As per the T.E.S.T.’s rules, the drive team changed every match so people had practice driving the huge robots. This will help us build the best drive team possible for the actual season. We also practiced strategy, coopertition, and gracious professionalism at the competition.