Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tempest 'n Tampa

GET SMART participated in the Tempest 'n Tampa off-season FIRST robotics competition. We did fantastic, especially for rookies. We placed 5th after the qualifying rounds which meant we were team captains for alliance selection. We selected Jungle Robotics (fellow rookies) and Team Krunch (the event organizers) to be our alliance partners. We won the quarter finals, advancing to the semi-finals to take on The Pink Team. They were fierce competitors back in March and proved to be a great team once again. We lost the semi-finals to the Pink Team and their alliance and then watched them go on to win the competition.

After the matches were over a few awards were given out. We were very excited to be awarded the Judges Award. When they announced the award they mentioned how we started late in the game, with no money and no supplies and managed to use our unique talents to raise money, make a successful robot and help other teams along the way. Two events, two awards ... this team continues to amaze me. I can't wait to see what they do next season.

Here are a few pictures from the event ...