As our annual FLL tournament rolled around, we prepared by assigning roles to team members and setting up the tournament area and pits.
Aftermath: The tournament turned out to be a big success, hosting 8 excited teams in our gym. We were able to keep the kids engaged in the competition while still allowing them to be focused in the competition.
Our robot was able to accomplish climbing the bar! Our programming team progressed much with the path finding programs and robot sensors. The Business team finished compiling and editing the Chairman's video, and assembled the Woodie Flowers award essay for our own Jack Benenati.
Our build team fully assembled the chassis for the robot, but unfortunately discovered that the wheels were not tall enough to allow the robot to clear the ramp for the pull-up, so the robot has to be disassembled. Our programmers wrote a simpler function for the LED lights and researched new and old versions for path finding programs. Finally, the business team conducted a few interviews of the mentors for our Chairman's video.
Despite this only being the second day of build season, our team is excelling with this years competition. Today we have almost completed our robot design and the climbing wall mock-up, which is a remarkable feat for us to achieve so soon. In addition, we finished our test-bot, and we will test it tomorrow to ensure its wiring and programming is correct. We have also been reaching out to and brainstorming possible sponsors, donors, and mentorship opportunities.
Our FTC Team is in full gear, getting ready for the new season. The Presentation Team has several presentations lined up in the next few months, the Business Team is working on our notebook, website and social media sites. Our design team has some great ideas and our robot is starting to come together.