The Neobots had a packed weekend filled with FIRST and community events. On Saturday, our team competed in our first FTC competition of the year at Weston High School. The competition was also hosted by the Neobots. We competed against 12 teams from across the northern Puget Sound region in the FTC Relic Recovery Game. Our resident programmer, Jakob Stickles, showed gracious professionalism by helping another team who was having difficulty programming their robot. We were also happy to see our former president and project manager Brandon Kovach volunteer as our referee. Many of our mentors and parents helped to run the event. Our Neobots FTC team built a robot that performed consistently and our drivers rose to the challenge of the competition, placing 3rd overall by the end of the day. In our very first match, we scored 112 points, the second highest point total of the day! We want to thank everyone who helped us with both building the robot and running the competition.
Also on Saturday, four of our Neobots attended the TEDX event at Kamiak High School, sponsored by the Snohomish County Arts Commission and Sno-Isle Libraries. As the only FIRST team in attendance, we demonstrated our robot and answered questions from participants about robotics and the FIRST competitions.
"It was a really cool opportunity to see our community in action." says Darius Storm, one of the attendees. Thank you to TEDX for allowing us to attend this amazing event.