Team 4611 was sad to leave Cleveland tonight. Tired and worn out, O-zone still managed to have amazing enthusiasm.
On this cold morning, the team chanted and cheered in line before being let into the Wolstein Center. The first thing pit crew members did was check the electronic and fabrication components of the robot. After a few minutes the opening ceremonies for the day began. There were reminders given about the kit of parts. NASA speakers and engineering experts gave speeches regarding innovation, endurance and determination. Sponsors, judges, referees, inspectors, the field reset team, alumni, and high school seniors were recognized and thanked. The Canadian and United States national anthems were sung and the first match of the day began!
The pit crew rushed back to the robot to test certain functionalities and the new forklift camera which was mounted on yesterday. Drivers worked with it on the practice field to see how it helped with going over the cheval de frise. Before the team’s first match of the day the drive team strategized with allies and analyzed scouting data from yesterday.
In our first match we cleared the cheval de frise very quickly, the camera worked! Unfortunately we lost the match but gained 1 ranking point. Back in the pit, judges talked with the crew about community outreach and our unique scouting system. Fabricators made sure the wheels on the robot were aligned correctly as well. A defense robot from Code Red,on the opposing alliance, began scouting us for the upcoming last match of the day. However, in this match the drivers overcame their defensive fouls against us and won the match!
Before lunch break, alliance selections were announced. The top 8 teams chose 2 allies for the upcoming final elimination rounds. Sadly, O-zone did not get picked and finished in rank 33. Having no matches left to play for the day, the team decided to pack up the pit and move luggage. After lunch a small team meeting was conducted in which mentors cheered the team up a bit; we gave it our best shot and we would continue to cheer for other teams even if we weren’t up in matches ourselves. While packing up, team members signed a drive team member’s face cutout and used it in the team picture taken afterwards.
O-zone continued to cheer for Dublin throughout the final matches. They came in second place, great job team 1014! More parody videos were shown and teams were still having fun dancing in the stands. The awards ceremony was conducted at the end of the day and presented awards for team spirit, quality, gracious professionalism, industrial design, industrial safety, innovation in control, excellence in engineering, rookie all star, and many others. Congratulations to Buckeye Regional’s winning team, 4039! O-zone won the creativity award for our unique scouting. Thank you to everyone that contributed to making the scouting system work!
A great end to a great season. We will miss you seniors, it’s been great to build robots with you. See you next year Buckeye Regional!