We are so excited to be competing at Emmaus High School's Green and Gold Qualifier today! The team has completed inspections and the judge's presentation and is ready to jump into competition. Best of luck to every team competing here today!
We're so excited to compete in the Green and Gold Qualifier. With the competition coming soon, we are completing the final touches on our robot and programming. Hope to see you and all the other teams there.
After a crazy season last year the Kardia Robotics team is extremely excited to get back to a "normal" FTC season. As we begin designing, building, and programming this season's robot we wanted to wish every FTC team a great season! Hope to see you at competition!
The team has been super busy throughout the past few weeks. Meet #5 was the first time our robot competed this year. Although we did not achieve high scores, due to unfortunate breakdowns and limited driver practice the team learned a lot and focused our efforts on improving for meet #6. Beginning slowly, the robot suffered one malfunction early on, however, by the later matches the team scored our highest total of 109 points! During the meets, our outreach team was working hard to create a video presentation for outreach purposes. Now published on Youtube, you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwxWK-rPdtgXJuFgodoOW8w
Despite a few COVID set backs the Kardia Robotics team is rolling full steam towards the Ultimate Goal season. We are looking forward to learning new skills this year and overcoming the challenges in order to compete strongly in the Ultimate Goal season.
Although our team will not be advancing to the 2020 World Championships, we were extremely excited about our performance at the PA State Championship last weekend. The entire experience was an awesome learning and growing opportunity. Amazingly, we were 4-1 during our qualifying matches and ended regulation in 6th place. The time leading up to the selection ceremony was wild and crazy. Several teams had expressed potential interest in taking us on as alliance partners, but there was also a very real possibility that we would move up into an Alliance Captain position, where we would be responsible for selecting teams to join us. There were a lot of strategic and contingency discussions taking place. Ultimately, we were selected by Cruise Control and Blazin' Circuits to join their Alliance. We won our Divisional Semi-Final match but then lost in the Divisional Finals. A final-four placement at PA States is not too shabby and it topped off a fantastic, memorable FTC season. Looking forward to some other learning opportunities over the spring and summer. We'll see you all in September!
Our experience at Lehigh Valley was the definition of winning ugly. Throughout the day, our robot struggled with consistency both during autonomous and the driver controlled periods. For the first time this year, we experienced on-field electrical and wiring issues and saw our autonomous fail regularly. It seemed like we were destined to end the day without much success. However, despite the robotic challenges, our team continued to play tough and ended regulation play in First Place! As alliance captain, we selected The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team and the Techno Tigers. Our alliance played really well together and formed the Winning Alliance.
On Saturday, February 8th, we hosted our first ever "mini-scrimmage" by inviting three other FTC teams to the Reading area for a day filled with lots of realistic practice matches. We were thrilled that Javengers (#16330), Technion (#12564), and AI Robotics (#14464) choose to join us for a fun afternoon of driving, programming, and networking. The experience was a great opportunity for our team to give back to the FIRST Tech Challenge community and share our learning with some newer teams. We have received so much assistance over the years and we feel a great sense of responsibility to help other teams grow and become successful. We know the hard work it takes to put together a quality team, but we also recognize that we couldn't have done it without guidance and advice from others. While we continue to improve and fine tune our own performances, we hope to also serve as mentors and role models for the young and up-and-coming teams.