The first event at World’s on Saturday was Alliance selection. We didn’t make it into an alliance. Jack did a great job as our mascot for the dance, then we watched the finals and the awards.
On Friday we started out well. Everything worked properly and our partner scored in the centre goal. We got our high score for the season of 694 points but still lost the match. In our next match an opposing robot crashed into us at a high speed and broke our ball collection system. Our last match went better and we won.
On Thursday we played three matches. In the first match the scissor lift wire came undone and therefore we could not actually score balls. In our second match the robot finally worked properly. We scored in the medium goal in autonomous and scored more in the medium goal later in tele-op and filled the centre goal in end game. Although we did well we still lost the match. In our last match of the day, our autonomous program didn’t work, but we still won the match.
Tonight we had dinner with the teams from the Pacific Northwest, went to the FIRST Opening Ceremonies, and cheered for Katie and Duncan at the Dean’s List Ceremony
Worlds was very impressive. There were 128 pits where teams could work on their robot and decorate the space showing their team and country. Some pits had very elaborate décor.
The FIX IT team was invited to join other international teams at the Public Library.
The livestreaming link is: http://livestream.com/accounts/13199388/FTC-Edison (our team is in the Edison division)—we will email around a more detailed schedule of our matches tomorrow. We will have matches tomorrow, Thursday and Friday.
One of the tournament sponsors is SpaceX—we’re looking forward to visiting their display booth.
The Washington State FTC Championships were held at the ShoWare Center. Thank you to the City of Kent for donating the space. It was an amazing venue for the State Championships!
The Canadian FTC Championships were held in Edmonton on Feb. 8, 2015. We had been looking forward to playing with Canadian teams at an event.
This season, the FIX IT team was part of the Knuth League in northern Washington State. After playing two league events (16 matches), 3491 was ranked 7th in our district. The next event was the Pasteur District Championship on Jan. 11, 2015. Continue reading “District Championships, 2015”