The Los Alamos High School FIRST Robotics Team 4153 competed with is robot “Fermi” in the Hub City Regionals this past weekend and made it all the way to the elimination rounds.
They finished the qualifying rounds in 14th place (and with an offensive power rating, which put the team in the top 10) going into the final elimination rounds. They were chosen and went to battle with two teams that just happened to be right next to them in the pits in the end.
“We had an awesome first match working well as an alliance scoring 104 points including rare autonomous points—Fermi built two stacks of four with a recycled container on top of each. But, the competition was fierce and we didn’t make it to the next level,” Everett Key said. “We also won the Innovation in Controls Award (sponsored by Rockwell Automation) for the combination of our innovative elevator brake made from a bicycle disc brake and 3D-printed cam, our unique drivers’ station with ergonomic button layout, and our awesome LED feedback system which did things like light up the bottom of the bot based on alliance color, indicate the height of the elevator, and indicate the status (open, closed or in motion) of our pincers. Congratulations to all the students and mentors involved.”
A video of the team’s robot in the first elimination round can be found here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=A080941C2F0C412C!15424
Team website: http://team4153.org
For information on how to join next year’s team, contact info@Team4153.com.