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Robotics is Headed to Gainesville

Updated: Mar 2

The FRC (First Robotics Competition) robotics team will be traveling to their first district event in Gainesville on February 28th.

That’s right, readers. The robotics team will be competing in a game called Infinite Recharge.

Infinite Recharge is a game in which the teams compete by having their robots shoot yellow dodge balls into a goal to score points.The objective is for each team to race and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator. To energize their Shield Generator, teams have to place the power cells into Power Ports.

In the context of this game, the Power Cells would be the dodge balls, the Power Ports would be the goals, and the Shield Generator Bar is a means to get even more points before the game ends.

The competition at Gainesville will be the first of two matches to qualify for the state championship.

When asked about how he felt about going to the competition, robotics team member Sean Macgibbons had this to say.

“In terms of the championship, I’d like to think we would be a sure bet. I believe that we will do just fine if we stay on the right track.”

The team has made many efforts to earn this confidence. As Macgibbons says, “Preparation is key to get through Gainesville successfully. Every team has issues and setbacks that might push them out of reach. All we can do is persevere through problems that come our way.”

As for all of you that are the teeniest bit interested in robotics, Macgibbons said this.

“I think that most people don’t think robotics is for them and end up not giving it a try. Next fall, stop by and give it a shot, if it’s not for you, that’s ok, but if you find out you like it, it's the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

Robotics is really getting ready to take off this year and our FRC team could really use your support.

If you’d like to know more, feel free to check out their instagram @frcteam4188. If not, there you can also find them on twitter: @frc4188, Snapchat: @columbus2space, their Facebook: Columbus Space Program, or check out their very own website at: www.columbusspaceprogram.org.

Let’s all wish our robotics team good luck in their competition!


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