This event was really smooth for a new host/venue. My congratulations to everyone involved in making the logistics work, and I hope you all have time to get some naps in and rest up a bit.
Many thanks to 1987 for the programming help – our programmers learned a lot, and our robot is in much better shape thanks to your assistance.
This is the first event that I was able to make time to go to the SWE luncheon, and I had a really good time at that. Thanks to SWE for hosting and planning it.
We can laugh about it now because we were able to fix it before the next match, but it was very stressful in the moment. A power cell had jammed in our indexer in the worst possible spot, and we burned up a motor trying to force it.
All of our teams got through inspection by the end of practice day, and generally a lot earlier in practice day than I’m used to seeing in this area. It was a lot of fun to watch the level of play improve as the event continued. Those were some of the closest elimination matches I’ve ever seen. Well done everyone, and for those who are playing again this season, good luck!