In the coming weeks, different Team Duct Tape members will be sharing their team experiences here on our website. This week, Ryder shares a bit about the team’s recent outreach at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)
On Dec 7th three members of Team Duct Tape attended an outreach event at the I/ITSEC modeling, simulation, and training conference in Orlando FL. It is the world’s largest conference of it’s kind. The exhibitors included companies like Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Oculus VR, Fidelity Technologies, and hundred’s more.
For part of the time we worked in the FIRST booth talking to visitor about FIRST robotics and our team.
The rest of the time we got walk around and look at the other exhibits, try out some of the simulation’s, and have fun.
Team members also got to meet with Rockwell Collins representatives and thank them in person for their generous donation at the start of the season. All in all, it was a fun and successful outreach opportunity.
Team Duct Tape competed in the Southwest Florida League Wolf Den Meet in Fort Myers this past Saturday, and finished in the #1 position in the tournament, and in the Finalist Alliance in the finals. The team’s robot proved mechanically sound, even with a few tweaks. Additionally, the team implemented a strategist/coach/driver structure that seemed to work well by keeping the data flowing to keep the team informed throughout the meet.
Programmer efforts the week prior to the meet ensured that TDTs robot was able to score a block in the basket during autonomous in every match.
Great job team, and thank you SW Florida League and FTC Team 7538 – Octopi for hosting such a fun event!