Sunday, December 13, 2009
On to State! got robot? wins Technical Award at regional.
got robot? attended their regional qualifier on Dec. 12th, in Rockford, Illinois. It was one of the smaller regional tournaments in Illinois with only 10 teams attending. They had a very good day and their teamwork, technical, and presentation judging went very, very well.
Their table scores for the robot game were considerably lower than anticipated in part from the brand new, and much tackier, mission mats throwing off some key turns and higher ambient light levels throwing off one of the unshielded sensors causing the robot to miss important way points. Their highest table score was 270 points and their highest score for the day was 325. Overall they ranked 3rd or 4th on the table for the day. They have their homework cut out for them as they gather their thoughts for the state tournament in January.
During the awards ceremony the team won the Technical Award for robot design an programming and was one of three teams chosen to advance to the state tournament. All in all a very good day for team 247.