I had to recode the entire robot because someone powerwashed my chromebook.
No auton, driver had never touched the robot before because our normal driver double-booked, and a half-functioning control scheme.
We weren’t even at an actual event; it was just a practice because both of our competitions were cancelled due to omicron.
In our only match of the year and the first time we found a working battery, the motor cable was nearly sliced in half in the drive gears (which were red gears) and our robot did not function.
But still, our extremely generous math teachers (who had never used VEX before) agreed to fund us for next year.
This was the most scuffed season for any robotics competition, FLL included that i’ve done.
Not the craziest thing, but an opponent lifted our robot up during a match (on accident) and when letting us down, a ring got stuck under our robot and we got high centered. We kinda inched our way over to a platform and scored a neutral goal with possession of an alliance goal. Ended up winning that match.
This isn’t exactly related to the robot itself like most of the posts here, but figured I’d share a sorta-crazy superstition that developed at a competition, since the superstitions thread is… dead.
So, quick introduction. My team (and the rest of 8349) went to the CovCath Colonel Classic, where some of the best teams in Kentucky were competing (8349K, 9257C, 41091A, 38141B, etc.) We got a fairly good schedule. We were about halfway through the event, and had one loss out of the three matches we had ran.
Meet our sister team, 8349T. One of my friends is the notebooker on this team. Halfway through the event, she randomly hands me a wadded up gum wrapper as a “gift”… which somehow became a “good luck charm”. Don’t ask me how. Anyways, it must have worked, as we went on to win our final 3 qualification matches (one of which we technically shouldn’t have won, as the score was higher on the other side, but I think some weird rule violation came into play and my alliance somehow won.) On top of that, we ran the wrong code in programming skills (uncommented a non-working “extension” to the run, instead of the actual programming skills run) and still somehow managed to push a mobile goal into the other side, scoring a 20 in programming skills on complete accident.
Then we get into alliance selection and get denied twice. Guess everything good must come to an end.
I may or may not have kept said “good luck charm” as a superstitious item to bring to our next competition. I guess we’ll see if it works again this weekend…
One time when we ran auton the code skipped over one line thst made the lift go back up, and because I had limiter code on it it couldn’t go back up. We had a useless robot that round. We ran the auton ten times after and the issue never occurred again. I think it was a bit flip or something
At the 8th annual grizzly tournament my team was with 6047m mainphrame and we beat 6047b bioluminescence and 6047a ultron on technicalities witch was very unexpected because bioluminescence had won the last 2 tournaments they were at.