It's April and that means it is LigerBots Month at Whole Foods! Shop at either Whole Food stores in Newton and buy a LigerBot Coupon to support the team and stop by our table to learn more about our team and our students! To support the Ligerbots, talk to the cashier at the register and they'll add an amount you choose to your purchase - every little bit helps.
It's official, out of the 181 teams registered in New England, we are among 63 teams qualified to compete at the New England District Championships. We're going to Hartford to compete in the NE District Championships! We had a great performance at BU. We were honored to host our Governor, Charlie Baker, who came to the tournament to talk about the MassFIRST initiative.
Our student engineers continue to brainstorm and adapt our robot, first addressing a friction problem with our treads and now are reacting to teams targeting our robot because of our high goal capabilities.
The team cannot wait to compete at Hartford!
If you would like to follow the LigerBots at the BU Competition, the games will be streamed on the NE First "Blue" channel:
This upcoming weekend, April 2nd and 3rd, we have our second event at BU. Since WPI, we have been designing, prototyping and building solutions to improve our treads. One of these new designs added a drop sprocket to improve our turning and agility. In addition, we have improved our chain tensioners to improve our driving. We cannot wait to see our changes in action at the competition. The Chairman's Award team has also been improving and practicing their presentation. Overall, we are psyched for competing at BU.
Stay tuned for a livestream link!
This past weekend we competed at our first competition at WPI. The team was very excited to present awards, talk to judges, and compete against other robots. At WPI, we won the Entrepreneurship Award. The Entrepreneurship Award recognizes a team that has an effective business plan and is able to successfully set and achieve goals. During competition our robot also performed very well. At competition we scored the most points in autonomous mode out of any team, by breaching a defense and scoring in the high goal, giving our alliance 20 points each time. We also had the second most points for shooting the ball into tower. Our shooting and autonomous skills lead us to being the first selection for the third alliance. This week the Mechanical team will work on ideas and plans to improve many parts of our robot, as even though our robot is amazing already, there is always room to improve.
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