CARLE PLACE COMMUNITY ROBOTICS
ST. MARY'S CHURCH
CARLE PLACE, NY
ST. MARY'S VEX ROBOTICS INVITATIONAL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
The STEM H.S. Engineering students competed in the Vex Robotic Competition, held in Carle Place, Saturday, December 3, 2016. The next competition is scheduled for Sunday, January 8, 2016 and will be held at Berner Middle School 50 Carman Mill Road, Massapequa. Listed below are the highlights from Saturday's event.
COMPETITION RESULTS: A-team, Thomas Vario and Arthur Potter, lost in quarterfinals due to disqualifying of Jericho. B-team, Jens Summerlin, STEM H.S., Timothy Ahearn, Engineering, and Brayan Miguel, STEM H.S. lost in tie breaker in finals.
COMPETITION OVERVIEW-WRITTEN BY THOMAS VARIO, STEM H.S. A-team
The robot was on and off. It worked at times and didn't work at other times. The robot's design helped it to be useful no matter what. The Competition: We did ok throughout the competition. We were able to work with what we had using our strengths. We were able to help the better teams so we could win. We had a problem driving. Having partner controllers, the two people have to be in sink and we weren't. I feel we will have to switch drivers around and practice more which means the robot must be done before the competition. We made it to the quarterfinals but we were disqualified due to our partners breaking the rule that you can't go into the other teams side of the wall and they continued to break the rules getting us disqualified. Overall: The competition was a success. It was a big learning lesson and now we can fix and design solutions for the problems we faced.
COMPETITION OVERVIEW - WRITTEN BY JENS SUMMERLIN, STEM H.S. B-team
The Competition starts with team 8506B consisting of Tim Ahearn, Brayan Miguel, and Jens Summerlin arriving there promptly at 7:30 a.m. We then set up our station at the table. We checked the code and ran it to make sure the controller was linked and setup properly. Our next task was to change the setup in RobotC to competition setup and rename the robot to what our license plate number is. After making sure the setup was correct, we were then able to go over to the inspection table and have the robot inspected. It passed inspection with ease and then we went on to our next worry, the competition itself. We were the second match of the whole event, and it did not go well at all, we had trouble connecting to the robot. We do not know the cause of this but we are testing and checking connectivity on Monday 12/5/16. This happened throughout the match, we tried to figure out what was going on but we could not. After the qualification rounds, we were chosen by the 6th team to be in an alliance with them. We made it all the way through the quarter finals, the semi-finals, and finally the finals. We experienced the connectivity problems throughout the event. This caused us to come in second place unfortunately, but next time we will be prepared for the problems at hand.
Pictured below from left to right: Thomas Vario, Engineering/STEM H.S, and AJ Potter, Engineering/STEM H.S.
Pictured from right to left: Brayan Miguel, STEM H.S., Timothy Ahearn, Engineering, Jens Summerlin, STEM H.S.