FIRST Destination: Deep Space
Presented by the Boeing Company, the 2019 competition centered around space exploration and science. Matches consisted of two teams of three. The match would start with an autonomous “sandstorm” period, where the robot is purely controlled by code, and then transition to a manually controlled period. To earn points, robots could either attach velcro hatches to rockets and cargo ships, or place cargo balls in rockets. Supported by our passionate mentors, the build season went very smoothly, with much work centered around the lift. Our robot, Asmodeus, was very successful during the competitions. The team reached the semifinals at the 2019 Sacramento Regional and went on to the 2019 FIRST Championship in Houston.