On 1/25/20, Trial and Error Robotics attended their second qualifier of the season at Hartfield Academy in Flowood. We had a great time there competing with our fellow teams such as Javawocky #14799 and East Rankin Robotics #8803.
After our last competition, we were confident we could improve our robot to a more efficient level, and with more practice, we could improve our performance. Much of our work before competition was to build a second, more improved robot. Sadly, we didn’t have enough time to fully perfect this robot before competition, so we decided to use our older robot. However, this was a great design that we plan to utilize in our future competitions.
We also focused on our judging sessions. We went through several mock sessions with our team coaches and mentors so that all of our members could each improve their speaking skills. We could say more in a shorter amount of time which greatly improved our judging session.
Here is what some of our team members had to say about the competition:
Gray: “We consistently performed well. If you were looking at pure performance, I think we would have definitely been in the top three. There were no major problems or adjustments. Any obstacles we did face were quickly resolved.”
Jacob: “Overall, our competition went well. Our two moment arm made us unique, as most other teams used wheel intakes. I also thought our judging session was a success. Every team member covered what they needed to in an appropriate amount of time. Some of our robot’s systems could’ve been improved, but that’s just something else to work on before state.”
At the end of the day, we got our golden ticket to state competitions because of our third place inspire award placement. We are very grateful for this opportunity, and we thank everyone involved in this competition. See you at state!