We asked FIRST Teams what they thought of the 2012 FRC game. Here is what FIRST Team 1510 (Westview High School) wrote:
Kick-off is always one of the most exciting days for members of Team 1510. Students, mentors and coaches start leaving Beaverton at 5:00am to go to our local kick off in Vancouver, Washington. The feelings of anticipation and exhaustion are overwhelming for everyone involved. FIRST Team 1510 and our sister team FIRST Team 2898 sat apprehensively the morning of January 7 waiting for the game to begin. When the game was finally announced team members were very excited. “I like the fusion between athletics and technology” said senior Avery D.
Zach L, also a senior, said “It is real world. We can make a robot do what humans are doing right now.” At the end of the live stream Team 1510 members and mentors were given the opportunity to attend and lead workshops with other teams from the area. This gave FIRST Team 1510 the opportunity to share ideas and information.
Once the team began to dive into the design process, the most challenging parts of the game became evident. “At this point the most complicated element seems to be successfully shooting balls from a distance” said Quentin L, team captain of FIRST 1510.
FIRST Team 1510 had great time at Kick Off and is very excited about Rebound Rumble!
By Mars S