On October 24th, we met early in the morning to participate in the 5th South Carolina Robotics Invitational and Workshops (SCRIW). The students and mentors loaded up the FRC (big) robot

The invitational consisted of 20+ rounds of qualification matches to determine the top 4 teams in the competition. These teams would later get a chance to pick 3 other robot teams to make an alliance and face the other alliances in the playoffs. Although our robot finished the qualification matches in 12th place, we were selected to be part of the #4 seed alliance. Our alliance was able to win some of the playoff matches; however, our average score was not high enough to proceed to the final match and the competition was over for the four teams. Despite the sour ending, this competition was a positive experience for the students that attended. The team members were able to experience the pressure of the competition, to participate in different roles in the driving team, the set up and tear down of the pit, and most of all, the fun and excitement of the arena.

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Robotics Meeting-10/27

Today during the robotics meeting we did many things. We were scouting trying to figure out whom we would like to pair up with at Myrtle Beach. There were people working on the small robot. There were people building the field for the robot. There were also a group of people downloading stuff for programming. There were also people getting stuff together for the scrimmage. They worked on the t-shirt designs, the field guides, community service ideas, CMA dates, Christmas bake sale, the flag, and the marble slab fundraiser.

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Robotics Meeting-10/20

So during the robotics meeting this week we went straight to work. There was a lot of things that needed to get done before the competition this Saturday, October 24. So the marketing department was creating a poster. FTC was in the process of making a small robot. There was also another group that was trying to teach one another how to control the small robot that is already built, Cupcake. They were also working on building the field for the small robot so they could have some place to practice on. Then FRC was having trouble at first being able to use the big robot, but once they got a cord they were able to use it just fine and practice for the competition. People were driving it and learning the controls for the arms to be able to grab and lift things. They also learned some strategies on how to stack the totes and the trash can.

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