TDT members worked hard over their holiday break, meeting on three separate days before and after Thanksgiving to refine programming , practice driving and make final tweaks. The duct tape was flying, too, as those not working on the robot at any given time, worked on their team “look,” and give-aways. (There’s definitely a learning curve on that button maker!)
But we think we’re in pretty good shape and we’re looking forward to finally putting our robot and driving skills to the test on Saturday, at Middleton High School.
The event is free and open to the public. Qualifying matches start at 10:15 AM, with elimination matches starting at 4:45 pm. Come for the Opening Ceremonies at 10am, to see the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Disposal Team showcase their working robots for event attendees, and then watch the matches by student teams. There are 16 teams registered to compete in the Middleton Madness tournament, hailing from the Gulf Coast area and as far away as Gainesville and Orlando.