This past weekend, Team 4909 competed at the Greater Boston District Event that occurred in Revere, MA from 3/25 to 3/27. Because of our success in the qualifying matches, we were given the opportunity to be the third seed alliance captain! We invited teams 2877 LigerBots and 2084 Robots by the C to join our alliance.
During the second semi-final round, our alliance successfully attempted a triple robot climb until our robot fell from the high rung in the final three seconds of the match. Nonetheless, we won the match by one point! View the semi-final round here (5:25:00). This victory necessitated a semi-final tiebreaker round!
Despite not making it to the finals, our team was recognized for other outstanding accomplishments. Two of our team members, junior Anuva Agrawal and sophomore Dhvan Shah, were recognized as candidates for the Dean's List award. After judging and being nominated by the team, according to FIRST, Dean’s List Finalist recognition is given to students who “demonstrated leadership and commitment to the FIRST Core Value and interest in and passion for a long term commitment to FIRST.” We also took home the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors for our robot’s intake design, which “Celebrates the team that demonstrates industrial design principles, striking a balance between form, function, and aesthetics.” The judges commented that our team "jumped into CAD to design an effective linkage to deploy their rollers and stow them back inside the robot when necessary. The way their swerve drive maneuvers around the field in autonomous and teleop modes command the attention of an audience. And, that four bar intake just looks cool. "
We are currently ranked 24th out of 183 teams in New England. The team is so excited to get back on the field and compete again next week! Next stop: NE District Championships from April 13-16 in West Springfield!
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