Well, after thousands of dollars from a NASA grant, hundreds of hours from student and mentors, and a few days of competition – Salmen’s (and my own) FIRST experience is finished. The competition was grueling, our robot erred quite a bit, but our team feels good about the whole ordeal. Our voices have been to the cheers for OBSIDIAN (our robot), our minds are thinking of next year’s competition, and our moral as a team is amazing.
We made it into the quarter finals – for our first year, that is not too bad. We know what we can do to help us next year, regardless of the game. All in all, FIRST was a wonderful experience. One that I hope I can be a part of again.