Hey folks. It’s certainly been a tough build season, what with me going on strike with the other teachers in my district, and us losing access to our CNC for the year that we needed to cut a record number of parts. I want to thank teams 1619, 1410, 2240, and especially 4293 for all the help they offered us as we struggled with where and how to build when we were locked out of our space.
Nevertheless, I am proud of the students and their amazing work. The design is our most technically challenging one yet. We chose to focus on the lowest level scoring opportunities this year, believing that blazing cycle times would outperform tall and tippy robots under defensive duress. Also a level 3 HAB climber. We will see how our strategy plays out! It worked out well last year for our friends 4944, 4499, and 1011. Thanks y’all for the inspiration.
The kids have taken to calling this robot the Xenomorph and I don’t blame them. The hatch mechanism and ball intake both are reminiscent of the Alien creature.
Looking forward to playing with y’all in AZ North and Colorado. Hope to make it to Houston as well!