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First Competition Day

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Today we played our first two qualification matches. During the first match, it turned out that we still had some problems with our shooting mechanism. In the second match, one of our cables broke, which meant we couldn’t move for most of the match.  On the bright side, our shooting mechanism seemed to be working […]

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Practice day

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Although tomorrow is the official opening of the competition, today we got to play our practice matches. We played two matches and although they didn’t go perfectly, we did manage to massively improve our robot before the end of the day. In the evening we had a party with the other teams, before going back […]

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Arriving in Mexico

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After getting some sleep in the hotel in Dusseldorf we continued our journey to Mexico. Both our flight to Atlanta and our flight to Mexico City went by flawlessly. We just arrived at the hotel where we will be staying during the competition. The team is working hard to put the robot back together, which […]

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On our way to Mexico

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With this year’s FIRST Global Challenge starting in just two days we went on our way early in the morning to catch our flight to Mexico City.  Sadly, our flight had to be cancelled because of technical issues. We ended up spending most of the day waiting at the airport before being able to go […]

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FGC Robot Update

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In the last two months we have continued preparations for the First Global Challenge. Among other things we have been working on our robot. Our priorities were the drive train and the mechanisms that will handle the cubes. Although we are still working on improvements, we can now also start working on some other parts […]

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Starting the off-season

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Today we officially ended our Power Up season. We had a meeting with the majority of our members to discuss how everything went and to talk about what we’re  going to do in the off-season. As always we had a lot of fun paticipating in the FRC and we had a great time at the […]

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Competition day 2

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The second day of the competition we continued working on our robot, as we still had a lot of issues to take care of. We had three qualification matches left and wanted to make the best of it. The last match was the best. We had our climber fixed and tried a climb in the […]

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Competition day 1

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Competition Friday was intense. We still had a lot of work to do on the robot. We also had some issues with the intake and drive train. The first match we forgot that the back of our robot is is now the front. So in autonomous the robot went the wrong way. Of course that […]

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Practise day

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Wednesday we finished our Engineers Notebook en the Judges Packet. The Judges packet describes our team to the jury. In the midday we worked on our intake with team Exploding Bacon. And in the evening we went to the CFE Arena to inspect our crate and our robot. Both had arrived without any issues. On […]