On November 22 my team attended our first competition! We had a blast! None of us were sure how it would go, seeing as we had never tested our current robot in a match, or even been to a competition. However, it went very well :) The minute people saw our robot they started asking questions. The biggest question was "What are those things on your conveyor belt???" The answer... Toilet float halves! It was fun to see people's reactions to that! We became known for the uniqueness of our robot and our enthusiasm, by the end of the day, people were actually getting our name right ;D Although we didn't get to advance to semi-finals, we won more matches than we lost. We also won the Motivate Award!! It was encouraging to know that we had succeeded in motivating other teams throughout the day. One of my favorite things was that the judges made our award description rhyme!
"This team displayed good sportsmanship with alliance and opposing teams alike. Their enthusiasm was infectious; they were able to laugh when their robot struggled in the end game.
When they came to the meet,
they came to compete
and even though the match didn't last a while
they still ended with a laugh and a smile."