- On March 10, 2016
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- By cbrister
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Day 2 is officially over, and I would consider it a success. We were awoken by a lovely wake up call from Mr. Lewis (I can only speculate that it was lovely, my rooms phone was broken so we were expected to wake ourselves up). We ate breakfast in the hotel in shifts, as the area for eating is small, and we wanted to give other people a place to sit as well. Then, we piled into our lucky charter bus, and we were off!
We arrived at Barton Coliseum and were greeted by the same familiar energetic atmosphere as Bayou Regionals. People were crowded around the doors dressed in crazy and outrageous costumes, all anticipating 8:30 when we could charge into our future ready to take on the challenges that would lie in our path.
As we headed in, Mrs. Bell, Logan, Andrew, Kelsey, and I headed down into the Pit to set up the set up. As we arrived, we saw the first obstacle of the day. Our robot, still in the bag, had a red card on it. We were not allowed to begin working on our robot. It was a simple fix, though. We had not turned in our Lock Out Sheet (the form that proves we bagged our robot on time).
We worked swiftly to get our pit set up, and then we got to work attaching parts to the robot that were not in the bag. When we finished, we awaited good news from Inspection. Which didn’t come. We needed to rewire our entire robot, the bumpers were from the fifth circle of Hell, and our robot’s arm, when extended at full length, was a fourth of an inch longer than rules allowed. So we were off to a great start.
After we finished correcting our errors, we waited for Inspection to come back and okay our robot. And waited. And waited. Waited. Waited. And, three hours later, we got the okay to go out on to the field. Luckily, we had thirty minutes before the field closed and practice rounds concluded.
We ran into complications on the field as well. The Low Bar defense gave us a little bit of trouble. When we attempted to pass under it, our front wheels would come up, lifting us above the bar. We found that slowly driving under the bar allowed us the stability that we needed to make it across.
After our round, we felt confident in our performance. We decided that it had been a long day. But we didn’t want to leave without one last cheer.
Give me a ya!
Give me a yeet!
Who do we appreciate?
We then ventured to the mall for some delicious supper. After that, we headed back to the hotel to settle down, and that’s where we are now!
I have also been running into problems with videos, so sadly we will not be able to keep up to date daily on YouTube. So sorry, but you win some, you lose some.
– Jimmy McGill