We participated in the Lake Superior and 10,000 Lakes Regionals, and made it to semifinals in both! At Lake Superior, we had a few problems but learned a lot. We were alliance captains at 10,000 Lakes and worked with teams 3630 and 2450. Double elimination brackets were a new experience for us, but the strategy team was up for the challenge. Unfortunately, we lost in match 12 but ranked 4th!
We also won the Creativity Award, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, thanks to our washing machine, which allows our robot, Chomp, to rotate cones from any orientation so we can place them on the field. Credit goes to Bailey Beedle, the mastermind behind the mechanism, and Julian Burns who helped out every step of the way. Bailey is pictured to the right helping out as another team fixes their intake.
We took some time off but then came together to celebrate with an end-of-year picnic to reflect on our season, give out awards, and honor everyone that lettered in robotics this season. Lots of food and fun!
But the year’s not over yet, and robotics goes year-round. Just last week some of the team volunteered at Allianz Field to raise money for next season, and soon another group will go. Later this summer we have some fun outreach events planned, including a spot at the State Fair! More info to come on social media, so don’t forget to follow us @hprobotics2823 on Instagram!