2017 Los Angeles Regional

March 24th through the 26th was Team 3303’s second competition, the Los Angeles Regional.  In the days prior to this competition, the team put in many long nights redesigning our gear mechanism and increasing the speed of our climber. We added these improvements to our robot once we arrived in Los Angeles. These improvements resulted in our ability to pick up gears from the ground and to climb in 2-3 seconds.

The first day of competition went moderately well for our team. We performed satisfactorily and ended the day in 36th place. However, our team performed much better the second day. We were selected by the 2nd seed alliance to join them in the playoff rounds! Alongside our alliance partners, teams 3309 and 2486, we advanced all the way to the Finals.

Although we narrowly missed winning in the Finals, our team received the Imagery Award and a wildcard. The wildcard qualified our team for the 2017 FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas! The whole team is beyond excited to have the opportunity to attend World Championships.