If you asked me whether or not I thought we were going to be successful this year, I would have said yes. I have never changed that stance from day one when I became the Robotics coach back in August. Our competition on Saturday at the Philadelphia Regionals proved that. We went in with only four students out of a ten person team.
Our robot wasn’t driving due to the chronic software problems we were experiencing — Android Studio. Our team hung in there and persevered. We were helped by a father-and-son duo who was there just to help people. In no time our robot was up and running. We passed all three inspection stations (with a little turbulence) and competed with the best of them.
Unfortunately our whole team wasn’t there to experience the magic of perseverance and dedication AND I plan to archive these experiences so that all will be able to benefit in some way. To the discouraged in any venue, DON’T GIVE UP!