Thanks Andy and everyone. The kids and college mentors had a lot of fun trying to think of something out of the box. In case you’re afraid of climbing up our ramps - fear not, we are planning to add some sort of track to the outside of the ramp on Thursday at St. Louis to prevent robots from running off the outside edges. Around 22 degrees on the ramp angle, so not as bad as last year’s ramp at least.
The main thing the kids wanted was an overall theme this year though, incorporating the robot, cart, and pit. We don’t have our official gripper on in that picture, but it’s a water jet cut dragon head and looks very sharp. The flames only accompany it as it sits on top of the cart resembling a castle.
See you all at St. Louis