Successful district performances earned the Flat Mountain Mechanics a spot in the FRC Michigan Championship!
We traveled 2 hours south to Ypsilanti, where Eastern Michigan University hosted the competition.
Our drive team is intense—even during Wednesday’s practice matches. Check out their facial expressions!
[I snapped this photo from the balcony with Mr. K’s amazing telephoto lens. Now I know what I’m saving up for next:]
Strategizing with Killer Bees and the Charge before Match 35.
Our drive team girls.
In the queue, Christian often studies the inner workings of other robots.
More strategizing in preparation for Match 51.
Robot 2054 tipped itself over, and I overheard a ref confirm that it was no one else’s fault. Our bot was nowhere near them. This one was NOT Rebecca’s fault:)
Rookie team 5053 was playing such persistent defense that alliance member 1918 helped wedge us in to score at the last second. Another win, making our record 3-2 so far!
Checking for damage.
Yikes! With just an hour before the next match, our pit crew must replace the bent “intakerator” axle.
Whew. It works!
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covering the remaining day-and-a-half of our state competition.
4.9.14 – 4.11.14
Flat Mountain Mechanics
Michigan State Championship
FRC 2014 Aerial Assist