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Update from ESR.

We were rather disappointed in the way our robot performed during matches at ESR. We had lots of connection and electronic issues (likely static-related), but we were unable to fix them between matches. We were able to solve them at the hotel that night, but it was unfortunately too late to rescue our match performance stats. We walked away with no awards and no advancement, and the question of ‘what did we do wrong?’ And ‘what could we have done differently?’

Now the Good News…

With our spirits low, we returned home and took a break from robotics, agreeing to meet again on Sunday. We had sort of lost hope, as our rank was too low to get us advanced from double-ups and drop-outs. That was… until Wednesday. We received the news that we had been selected from the wait list! We were ecstatic!

“We’re going to worlds!!!!1!!,” We exclaimed

So, needless to say, we were very pleased and have tons of work to do before heading to St. Louis. We’re going to resolve the rest of our connection issues and work out the final few bugs, perfecting our software and making minimal hardware changes.

Hope to see you there and good luck to all the teams that have advanced!

P.S. Super happy for our home region – Excelsior NY, we have four teams going to worlds, and our entire regional winning alliance is going!!!

P.P.S. Congrats to Notre Dame’s FRC Team – Electric Fire, way to go and see you in St. Louis!

 

–Brian

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