Showcase Robot

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The Flat Mountain Mechanics demonstrated their robot at our local home education spring showcase.

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Although we didn’t have a full competition court for the full theatrical effect of FRC, the team used their homemade plywood low goal to demonstrate dumping frisbees in autonomous mode.

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Then, the team driver resumed control of the robot…

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and successfully negotiated the robot up to the third level of the tower. [The team’s lead mentor borrowed an official competition tower from the Michigan FRC organization for demo purposes.]

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Grandma and Christian watched from the side of the sanctuary.

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Several team members had prepared a slide show of the past season’s activities.

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Team awards were displayed along with FRC information. We’re hoping for additional team members to participate next season.

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After the showcase performances finished, spectators were invited to drive the robot. Rebecca remained in the cordoned-off area to intervene in case of robot crisis.

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Christian installed a new battery when the robot tired.

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Even Grandpa took the opportunity to operate the robot:)

5.17.13

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