Thanks for all of the support. (I'm from LASA). Kealing got 18th, 2 places higher than last year, which is great, considering that they bombed robot (60th place). They did get 7 medals. The people they have doing it are good at robotics (they are on the LASA robotics team
), but had never driven the robot in a competition or even done a practice run on a course (I think). I don't know if they even had it working before the trip there. So the robot died. I don't know the details, but it broke somehow.
We were hopeful with our engineering events, but there were a lot of catastrophes. Someone fell on trajectory, something broke EV during the second run, after miscounting the 1st, and the arm of the Time pendulum got bent. Still, we are really, really thrilled with the results (So close to Mentor!).
Sciolykid: I was talking to a few people from your team. You guys seem really nice.
So next year, our goal is to get the whole team on stage (so we have to be in the top 5 or 6). Of course we're going to go for 1st though