Spectrum 3847, the St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory engineering team, wins at The Remix, a FIRST Robotics Competition off-season event in the Woodlands on September 24.
Spectrum 3847, the St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory engineering team, wins at The Remix, a FIRST Robotics Competition off-season event in the Woodlands last Saturday.
Spectrum was chosen first by the captain of the #1 Alliance CRyptonite
624 from Katy, Texas. Jersey Voltage 4587 from Houston and TSA All Stars 7691 from Tomball rounded out the #1 Alliance.
This first seed alliance advanced to the finals by winning the semi finals 108 to 106 against Alliance #5 of The S.S. Prometheus 2992 from Madeville, Team Appreciate 2468 from Austin, Ramageddon Robotics 4336 from Lafayette and Blargelfish 1255 from Baytown. The win was clinched in best of two matches, 108 to 97 and 107 to 100 against the #7 Alliance of Robonauts 118 from League City, Rangers 2848 from Dallas, CavBots 7492 from the Woodlands, and Channelview TechnoFalcons 7418 from Channelview.
Also, Spectrum’s developmental team Photon 8515 competed at The Remix, Photon was selected first in the #3 Alliance consisting of Captain Steel Talons 5427 from Katy, Energy Heros 5892 from Houston and AwtyBots 5829 from Houston. They lost in the semifinals to the #7 Alliance of Robonauts 118 from League City, Rangers 2848 from Dallas, CavBots 7492 from the Woodlands, and Channelview TechnoFalcons 7418 from Channelview.
Thirty-two teams from Texas and Louisiana at College Park High School in the Remix, an off-season FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) at College Park High School in The Woodlands.
At The Remix, teams played the 2022 FRC RAPID REACT game, sponsored by Boeing. The teams had to design, prototype, build, test, code, and refine their 100+ lb. robots before facing each other. Teams compete in two alliances of three robots each to intake ‘cargo’ from the Terminal and score it in either the lower or upper Hub before climbing up to 8 feet in the Hangar. The matches last for 2.5 minutes and are played on a field just a bit smaller than a basketball court. Matches have three distinct periods of play: auto, tele-op, and end game. The 15-second autonomous period is followed by two-minutes, 15 seconds of the driver-controlled period. The last 30 seconds of the driver-controlled period is called the end game. The soft skills of teamwork, collaboration, and communication are the foundation of FRC. Because teams might be on the same alliance in one match, and then on opposing alliances in a later match, sportsmanship and “coopertition” are essential.
In addition to the Remix, Spectrum will compete in one more off-season competition this fall, the North Texas Tournament of Robots (NTX) Oct 8th, and 9th in Rockwall, TX.