Throughout the year, some of our students have been working to design, build and code a robot to take part in the VEX Robotics Competition. Last Saturday, our team competed at the competition held at Whickham School. We were up against nine other teams, many of which were older and extremely more experienced in the competition than us! The aim of the game seemed simple: paired with another team, get as many of the green tri-balls into your team’s net. Ava Wilkinson, Alexandra Solomon, Saif Nur, Thomas Galbraith, Harry Nellis and James King had spent hours since October designing and building our robot ready for the competition.
Saif had expertly coded our robot to perfectly get a ball into the net during the robot’s “autonomous time” where the team couldn’t manually control it – even fixing some of the coding for the moving arm the morning of the competition.
The robot was then expertly driven by Thomas, who stayed calm – even when the opposing team robots were crashing into ours! Overall, we won three of our games and finished in 6th out of 10 amazing teams. Thomas Alex, Ava and Saif were phenomenal representatives for our school and did us very proud! Next year – we aim to win!