This past weekend Western’s Robotics Team, Team 865: Warp7, competed at their first competition of the season with great success! The team started off slowly, but finished 5th overall after qualification rounds were completed. The team then formed part of the second overall seeded alliance going into the playoffs. After many intense moments, the team finally broke out of a streak of quarterfinal finishes. After it was all said and done, 865 finished as finalists in the competition, losing the third match in a best of three.
Additionally, the team won its first ever Creativity Award. The description of the award is as follows:
A team spokesperson must be able to competently describe the creative/unique feature(s) and can trace its conception, design, manufacturing/assembly, or deployment. It is highly original in concept or execution. Since creativity may involve risk of failure, a team’s appropriate response to challenges, including machine failures, can be considered. Its uniqueness has a practical application and contributes to the objectives of the competition. Developing it contributed to the team’s success in FIRST – not just in performance on the field of competition. The team created this device/strategy rather than discovered it once the machine was built.
Thanks to everyone for their support. Without you, 865 wouldn’t be able to accomplish what they did. Their next competition is in North Bay on April 6-8. See you there!