On July 25, 2017, Rockford Robotics joined other area teams at the Winnebago ‘Bot Shop in a promotional event for R2OC.
R2OC was a good competition for ALFIE. The Recycling Container (RC) Stabilizer, as simple as it is, was a big help. It allowed us to make full stacks at the feeder station instead of half-stacks at a time, which was our previous strategy. ALFIE performed consistently and built up to 2 and a half stacks in a match.
We ranked 7th in qualifying and became the 5th alliance captain for Eliminations. ALFIE had its best run of the day in the first elimination match. Despite that, we were simply outmatched by the 4th alliance, captained by Fondy Fire, and ultimately eliminated. We may have been beaten, but at least we were beaten at our best.
Mentor Trevor Nichols gave a shout-out to Team 2039 saying, “Special thanks to all the Rockford Robotics volunteers. Everywhere I went, there were Rockford Robotics students, mentors, and friends volunteering. Rockford Robotics was a huge part of making R2OC possible. Thank you.”
Rockford Robotics team members met early — 5:45 AM — to tape a video promoting the Rock River Off-Season Competition. The video was featured on Eye Witness News.
The inaugural Rock River Off-Season Competition was an exciting and successful event. Twenty teams from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin brought their 2013 robots to Rock Valley College to play Ultimate Ascent yet another time.
We thank the Northern Illinois Community and the FIRST family for their outstanding support. And we look forward to working with Flaming Monkeys (Team3352), Metalheads (Team 0081), Stateline Robotics (4655), and Winnovation (Team 1625) again in 2014.
The R2OC winning alliance include Rockford Robotics, Winnovation, and Michigan City Robots.
You can learn more about the event on the Rock River Off-Season Competition website.