FIRST Infinite Recharge
For 2020, FIRST Robotics partnered with Lucasfilm to host a Star Wars themed competition. To earn points, teams would have to fire foam balls, called Power Cells, into high and low goals to activate shield generators and manipulate a control panel’s colors. The team was working very hard, and our robot shooter was both fast and accurate. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was unfortunately cancelled. This was a huge disappointment for the team because the work we put into the robot was essentially wasted. However, this did not stop us. For the rest of 2020, we still maintained communication with teams, teammates, and mentors and continued to indirectly work on the robot. It was announced that the 2021 season would be very similar to the Infinite Recharge competition when the 2020 season was cancelled, so that inspired the team to keep working hard.