This past Saturday, we went down to Prior Lake to compete at the Minnie Mini Regional hosted by team 2169, King TeC. The competition started out fairly well with almost everything working. We had rookie drivers as well as our primary drivers competing and everything went smoothly with minimal mishaps and breaks.
We were the first place team for a while but ended up being the captains of the second seed alliance after the qualification matches ended. The first team to join us was team 4536, MinuteBots. Then we chose team 3102, TNT, as our second choice. Finally, team 4687, Spartans, were chosen as the backup team on the alliance.
The first match of the elimination rounds was a hard one to watch because our robot didn’t work for reasons unknown. Thankfully, we got it up and running again for the other elimination matches. Coming back from a not-so-good start, we were able to boost our average and end up taking the third place alliance spot. We even made two five stacks capped with a container and noodle in sixty seconds which is the fastest time we’ve ever done that.
Overall, the whole team had lots of fun and we can’t wait for kickoff in six weeks.