Team practice area.
J and J (in fact, all the team members initials are J.....so the should have been called the J team!) manned the table twice before lunch with the robot for their timed rounds.They had to do a total of three timed rounds for the competition. They did well and there were shouts of joy and much cheering as the robot performed the assigned tasks.
The real timed deal.The team was approached for input by some guys who are developing software that will allow for more efficient programming of the robots. This was a real boost for the team. As we went off to feed the hungry team, spirits were high as they were tied in second place at lunch time.
The boys handled the whole task of manning the table with confidence and they worked well together under pressure.
The teams were finally called up for the award ceremony and they received medals .
We are not sure of how it all happened as they had been in such a good place before lunch, but the team did not get any trophies. They came away feeling disappointed after all the hard work they had put into this event.
One thing I am proud of is that they refuse to be defeated and they are determined to come back next year and give it a shot again!