I know everyone’s bummed out about all of the competitions canceling, so this thread is here to take the task of cheering yall the heck up until the next competition reveals. Even if you don’t want to take the easy-out and just do something other than robotics for a month, there are still things to do. If your team really wants to get a head start on the next competition, the best thing you could be doing now is to keep working on the more challenging and bizarre things that you secretly wanted to add to your bot all along (I’m looking at you, vision sensor tracking.) Often times what you could do now will be applicable to the next competition in some way, so it isn’t a waste of time.
If you want a challenge, make a TT bot without any wheels. Let’s break the decades-long wheel meta
I think it’s really important to always take time in between seasons or during the summer to just fool around with random things that you’ve been thinking about. During seasons, VEX is a pretty competitive activity, so a lot of the time we see most teams build “meta” designs that they know will work rather than the random and quirky ideas that have a higher risk of not working. For my team, one of our “after season” projects after In The Zone was to incorporate some different types of motion profiling into autonomous, and, because we spent the time in between seasons working on a risky idea, we ended up with a really good foundation to work on autonomous functions in the next seasons.