Murphy's law

We are paired with the best team in the state, but neither of us can make a shot, and our flywheel messes up big time. We lost this match and this was most likely a big factor in that team not picking us.

My friends brothers team was going into their semi finals match at a competition and their flywheel hit a little weak so we suggested putting one more layer of mesh on and he said it was fine and that it would mess up auton. That match, their flywheel was too weak so it didn’t toggle like 3 flags and their autonomous didn’t work anyways. They lost the match.

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Our school’s 4 teams only packed 2 pairs of safety goggles in total, so when 3/4 teams were in a match, the non-drivers had to lend their glasses to the drive team.


State Championships-

Qualis go great-

1st choice alliance partner-

Reaches semifinals-

Battery isn’t fully plugged in during match.



State championship-

Qualifiers fail like usual

Get picked by a good team

Easily make it to semifinals

Autonomous fails by one point

Lose the match by three points



State Championship-

Qualifiers go good surprisingly

Picked a good team

Rollers fall off during quarterfinals and semis

Still gets tournament champs somehow

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State championship-

Quals are against the best bots there(all the semifinalist)

The place is blue/red, rip vision

Come last


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State championship-

Shooter breaks first round

Somehow(?) gets picked by good team

Ties finals because our chain falls off and autons collide

Replay finals



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Murphy’s law definitely applies to our team last year.

  1. At our first tournament of the year. We burned out three 393 motors in a row. When we asked our coder (who for some reason was the one repairing the bot), he casually told us they were all turbos.

  2. At our second tournament, our sides towers disabled our controllers halfway through the match (a teammate’s dad has to convince the judges to do a rematch.)

  3. We were very close to finishing a second robot, and V5 decided to show up finally. The V5 motors are much larger, and due to this, we had to completely dismantle and start over.

  4. At our third tournament, our alliance’s bot flips over during semifinals autonomous, we still won though. (Afterwards, I bought our driver a snickers)

  5. At our fourth tournament, we shipped the robot in a car with VERY stiff suspension. The robot was badly damaged and the intake roller fell off in two matches

  6. At our fifth tournament, some freshman added a piece of onebar that just barely went out of 18x18. We had to “emergency dremel” the piece. We did win excellence though…

  7. At out sixth tournament, it was separated into two buildings. One for the pits, and one with the arenas and bleachers. To get to the other, you had to walk a 50-60 yard gap, with no cover. Why do I mention no cover? Because it was raining.

  8. At states, our auton decided it wanted to cause us misery, and our “helper wheels” to get us on the platforms snapped in half for seemingly no reason.

Sorry for long post, maybe we’ll do better this year!