On Saturday, our middle school (FTC) team got together bright and early to practice for the competition in January. By Friday night, our robot moved and climbed part of the “mountain.”
Shortly after beginning to practice, we found out that the metal sides of the “mountain” were not robot friendly: one of the servos controlling the arms of the robot and the drive chain broke against the metal plate on the side of the “mountain.”
Shortly after, the rookie team 378 came to the annex to join the practice but their robot was not moving. While it took a long time to repair our robot and to bring the other team’s robot up to speed, it was a successful day in which we got to collaborate with other students.