Team Neutrino is going to the Detroit Championships! After three days of scouting, repairing, driving, and hair pulling, Team Neutrino ended up 2nd seed, winning 8 out of 9 qualifying matches. As the 2nd seed alliance captain, Team Neutrino picked alliance members 525, Swartdogs, and 5914, Caledonia Robotic Warriors. After facing a hiccup in the semifinals, where Team Neutrino broke a chain and had to sit the first match out, the team won the Semifinals. In the finals, our alliance lost to the 4th seed alliance of 6424, 1156, and 6025.
Team Neutrino had more success, though, by winning the Engineering Inspiration award, paying for their registration to the Detroit World Championships!
This was an amazing regional, and we can’t wait to see Caledonia Robotic Warriors again at 7 Rivers and both Swartdogs and Caledonia Robotic Warriors at the Detroit Champs!
As Team Neutrino’s first official competition of the year, the Iowa Regional serves as the proving ground for the team’s hard work which began on Jan. 6 of this year. At the competition, the team will be both competing with their robot in this year’s event, FIRST PowerUp, and in the Chairman’s presentation. Make sure to wish the team good luck, and to watch the live stream here!
As Team Neutrino’s first attended event with their new robot, the Iowa Scrimmage serves as a get together of all Iowa teams to test their robot on a field similar to ones to be used at competition. The event happens just before robots must be bagged, so teams can make any last minute changes before competitions. The event is held in Cedar Falls by the SWARTDOGS, team 525 (You can check them out here). Team members worked through the day testing and modifying prototypes and were successfully able to deliver Power Cubes to the scale, switch, and human player.
Make sure to keep an eye out on our YouTube channel for our upcoming reveal video!
Team Neutrino has been working hard over the past couple weeks to complete a robot to compete in FIRST’s 2018 PowerUp game. Although there were some large challenges that needed to be overcome, the team persevered, and would like you to see this year’s robot! The event will be at the Biorenewable’s Complex Atrium, ISU Campus 605 Bissell Rd this Sunday, February 18th from 6:00PM-7:30PM. Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there!