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Oct26-08, 04:30 PM
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Saturday 25 Oct there was a First robotics mini competition held at OMSI in Portland OR. 16 teams from the Willamette valley were competing for "bragging" rights.

Well, I am bragging! Our team 1130 from South Albany High, and team 2002 from Tualatin, OR won the event.

Each Team competed in at least 6 preliminary matches. In the first minute of the first match we were in we suffered major damage and had to run the next 3 matches "crippled" while we made repairs. With the repairs in place we had 2 very successful matches. We came out of the Preliminary matches in 6th place and were teamed with the 3rd place team (2002) for the finals matches.

By the end of the day most of the robots were "hurting" in some fashion or other, one of our opponents in the finals suffered a spectacular motor controller failure at the end of the first of 3 matches. There absence from the 2nd match made for a easy win. They were back for the last match which we also managed to win.

I have videos of several matches, guess it is time to learn how to YouTube.

A very good day for South Albany Robotics..

ON that note I must say that we are about $5000 short of this years entry fees. So if any of you know of a business wanting to sponsor a robot please contact me.

Any donations would be welcomed.