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2013 Block Party- headed to Virginia State!

posted Dec 15, 2013, 6:25 PM by Henry Bass   [ updated Dec 15, 2013, 6:32 PM by Tuxedo Pandas ]
The new year brings a new FTC Challenge: FTC Block Party!  The Tuxedo Pandas are now 10 members strong with 5 girls and 5 boys.  We built a skinny robot as our strategy to allow two robots to hang on the pullup bar simultaneously. We thought the strategy was obvious, but sadly we were the only such team of 43 competitors at the Richmond Regional Qualifier.  Nevertheless, we squeaked into the semifinals, and pulled off a second-place for the Inspire award. That earned us a spot in the state competition! 
You can see from the photo that there's room for another one just to the right.  We're 11" wide instead of the maximum allowed 18". 
Panda robot hanging on the pullup bar- room for another!
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