State Championship!

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Successful district performances earned the Flat Mountain Mechanics a spot in the FRC Michigan Championship!

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We traveled 2 hours south to Ypsilanti, where Eastern Michigan University hosted the competition.

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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:]

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Strategizing with Killer Bees and the Charge before Match 35.

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Our drive team girls.

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In the queue, Christian often studies the inner workings of other robots.

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More strategizing in preparation for Match 51.

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And waiting.

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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:)

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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!

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Checking for damage.

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Yikes! With just an hour before the next match, our pit crew must replace the bent “intakerator” axle.

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Whew. It works!

Up next, 1 more post
covering the remaining day-and-a-half of our state competition.

4.9.14 – 4.11.14
Team 4819
Flat Mountain Mechanics
Michigan State Championship
FRC 2014 Aerial Assist

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One thought on “State Championship!

  1. Kristine says:

    This is fantastic, congratulations!

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