Our Gucci drive team is preparing to impress our Versace team in the stands.
Power Cube in hand, Joystick is ready to demolish the other teams.
Double climb in action!
Originally, during the first day of the Las Vegas Regional our robot Joys[Ti]ck was overweight. It needed to be under 120 lbs, so the team had to Swiss cheese (cut holes in the robot) and replace parts in order to reach the requirement. In the end, the team just barely made it and the robot ended up at 119.9 lbs.
We were successful in 3 out of 5 of our practice matches.
Leading into Day 2, we started off shaky, but ultimately pulled it together. In one expectational match, the team received the maximum number of points from the autonomous period as well as from the exchange. Our climber has been consistent in its performance. In one case, we accomplished a double climb with one of our alliance partners. After Day 2, the team won 4 games and lost 5. We are now ranked 19th out of 44 teams.
Furthermore, Business Vice President Joshua Duncan, Public Relations Kimia Hassibi, and Engineering Captain Stella Yao presented for the Chairman’s Award. The winner will be announced tomorrow during the awards ceremony.
We just won the Entrepreneurship Award!
The competition overall is going SWELL. We are fabulously making our way through the competition and, overall, we are doing well! The robot is running and morale is high throughout the team!
It’s finally come, our big event that we’ve been planning for for the past 8 weeks: Los Angeles Regionals! We’ll be updating this blog frequently these next few days, but if you want to watch us compete live, you can watch the UStream: http://www.thebluealliance.com/gameday#view_0=2013calb-1. Good luck teams!
Although it isn’t 100% perfect, at least we succeeded in a 20 point climb at the practice arena. Here’s the video!