DEWBOT XII Westtown
The Westtown event was co-hosted by teams 1391 (based at the Westtown School) and 1640 and was a huge success. This was the first time the two teams had worked together to host a robotics tournament. According to Clem McKown, the Volunteer Coordinator for the event: “The Westtown School provides a wonderful venue for a robotics competition, while neighboring team 1640 has a much larger volunteer base of students, mentors and parents as well as experience in hosting FLL competitions. It was natural for us to team up to host a tournament. Together, we put on a great event.”
Team 1640 seeded 3rd in a field of 37 teams with 33 ranking points and a (10-2-0) record during qualification matches. We gratefully accepted 225’s (TechFire) invitation to join them in the 1st alliance, which was completed by 1391 (Metal Moose). Together, we went on to become Westtown CHAMPIONS, defeating the 6th alliance in the 2nd final match through a tie-breaker.
1640 received the Quality Award.
Our boulder intake degraded during the course of the Westtown event. Many of the welds failed and were patched together with plates to keep the intake together and working. In the final match, the intake drive came apart. Good thing we were done. We'll need a new intake for MAR Championships.
The Vision Aiming worked well, allowing high goal scoring in autonomous.