We started off the day in St. Pete, at Tampa Technik, picking up our finished cart, which is a thing of shiny beauty! Then headed back to Odessa for a scrimmage date with Alonso High School’s Force Applied and team Smoke and Mirrors , for a shared practice session before we all head out to Atlanta next week.
It was a tight fit, but teams managed to get students and robots into one suburban garage, no doubt to neighbors’ great amusement and curiosity. As is often the case, the practice produced a mixed bag of results, but everyone learned something useful and teams hunkered down to tweak and work for the rest of the afternoon.
The day tested skills from programming to sewing and, for TDT, went far into the night, working on everything from pit decorations and give-aways to organizing our new cart.
Team members will meet via Skype later this afternoon, and hope to have their Engineering notebook entries completed by Monday. Then it’s off to Atlanta, for part of the team n Tuesday, and the rest on Wednesday. We’re excited to be sharing this adventure with Force Applied and Smoke and Mirrors and look forward to a full and exciting week!
FTC World Championship! We’re really glad to be able to share the World Championship experience with our entire Winning Alliance teams the Florida State Championship!
Middleton Last Shot! Qualifying Tournament Results – TDT Earns Inspire Award and in Winning Alliance
All that hard work and the long hours paid off! Team Duct Tape earned the Inspire Award and captained the Winning Alliance, taking it to a four match, edge of your seat final alliance play. It was touch and go at the beginning, starting with balky computers that fought Bluetooth and nail, and ended with our very grateful finish on a borrowed computer. Some great on-the-fly engineering improvements, tenacious programming, courageous driving, and enthusiastic team support by all our dedicated members and supportive families took us all the way to the end. We really enjoyed partnering with Force Applied and hope to have some practice time with them before the state event on Feb. 27. We’ll post pictures soon!
Congratulations to all the great winning teams at Saturday’s event, and thanks to FTC team Minotaur for hosting such a fun event!
2845 (Alliance Captain) Team Duct Tape
3837 Force Applied
3830 (Alliance Captain) SkyNet
499 Nano Fusion
Inspire Award – 2845 Team Duct Tape
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award – 409 Dynasty
PTC Design Award – 499 Nano Fusion
Think Award – 3910 Freezer Burn
Connect Award – 3968 The Roller
Motivate Award – 3830 SkyNet
FTC Teams 409, 3830, 3837, 3846 (Host Team), and 3968 qualified for the Florida State Championship.