Hello from Houston! The Hitchhikers made it the World Championships, but things didn’t go as expected. On the first day, Lunkwill arrived safe and sound, and the team got busy setting up the pit. At the end of the day, we decided to take the robot over to the fields for a test run, and that was when disaster struck. One his way to the grid to place a cone, Lunkwill glitched out, the arm rose to the 90 degree position and fully extended. When we got back to the pit, we were in shock: when the arm rose up, it had sheared off the box on the side that had the pulley motor and gearbox attached. We went back to the hotel, frantically planning how we would fix it the next morning. (Need to finish at some point).
We had a lot of fun at the state championship. We were chosen in the 5th alliance, with Team 900, The Zebracorns, and Team 5518, Technowolves. Sadly, we got eliminated in Round 2 after a robot had a CAN error. We lost by 8 points after another robot hit us and we started up again. After that, we narrowly qualified for Worlds and headed to a restaurant to celebrate. We’re all hyped for Houston!