On February 22nd, we went to state after qualifying at the Queen Creek qualifier. During the qualifier we got our robot’s arm working and able to stack quite a few blocks on the platform (for info about the game look up FTC Skystone game manual). It was an amazing experience and I will definitely be returning to FTC next year. While we did not qualify for nationals, we would like to congratulate all the teams that did qualify and wish them luck in nationals.
On January 25th, Pearce and I (Marco) went to Connect2STEM. It was a very STEM focused event, and also appealed to a younger audience, which worked in our favor since PromoBot dispenses candy. During the event we were approached by the D-Backs’ STEM coordinators, who invited us to their own STEM event that they are inviting a bunch of robotics teams to promote STEM in baseball. Overall, the event was an extremely fun and interesting event, in which we were able to talk to many kids and parents, and I feel we made an impact on the people we talked to.