1023 was in an alliance with 1577
Your team was very polite and helpful.
When our arm “spontaneously combusted in the middle of the field” (actually, the bearing holding the turret on snapped and the fully extended arm w/ motor and belt fell to the ground), your team was the first to offer assistance to help fix it (parts, man power, etc). 1577 showed lots Gracious Professionalism in Atlanta.
I met the entire 1577 drive team on Thursday I believe at nats. We talked to them right before their first match for a while. Those guys are really nice, I think all FIRSTers’ should get to know foreign teams…they are cool! :]
Team 1102 M’Aiken Magic was pleased to meet your team, help you, and learn from you.
Our Team Captain was quoted in the the newspaper about meeting your team.(I am not making this up). We are from South Carolina.
*The team was delighted to meet students from two Israeli teams. Neither squad was able to bring many tools so M’Aiken Magic provided tools and other assistance as needed.
(this is the good part). “We got to be good friends with them”, said Milledge Austin who added with a laugh. “I thought they were funny speaking Yankees at first. Their English was amazing. We had a lot in common with robots”.*
I had the pleasure of meeting people from both teams and actually being able to work with 1574 in a qualification round. Both were extremely nice, outgoing, and considerate. To anyone on 1577, if you need parts for a cart next year, please, feel free to ask - everyone brings extra parts and we would be more than willing to have some of our kids assemble one for you!
Im not sure if there was more than one team from Isreal, if there was only one, then yeah we remember you guys…not only did we meet some of the team, we even gave them a ride to the dome on the first day hehehe