On Sunday, Sept. 22 team AST-onishing hosted our first VEX robotics scrimmage. The students and parents did a FANTASTIC job of getting all of the fields setup and materials prepared. Thomas Yen and Ruby Shih were in charge of the tournament manager software, and the system was not cooperating. But they persevered and got the bugs worked out of the program.
Eric Lu, Max Shih, Yuan Yuan Chan, and Jason Liao have been busy building, programing and redesigning their robot to prepare for the challenge. ASTONISHING Team A was the only team to have a successful autonomous program. Alan Lin has new teammates in Joseph Tang, Ian Chiang, and John Kao. They work extra hours to get a cube lifting mechanism built but are still working on the autonomous program. They were able to get a cube in the low tower.
Teams from Pacific American School in Hsinchu helped with field reset and scorekeeping, while teams from Turtles robotics studio and from Pu Tai Senior High School in Taichung did their best on the driver-control portion of the challenge. Everyone learned a lot and came away from the scrimmage with a list of things to work on before our November 23, TAI-VEX Tower Takeover competition.
Courtesy of Mr. Partick Herding