Relic Recovery was the name of the 2017-2018 season. Our returning team members consisted of Aaron, Andrew, Braden, Gray, Jacob, and Nicholas. Our new members included Dakota, Daniel, Hannah, Jael, Samantha, and Will, Our coaches are Coach Andy and Coach Linda. Our mentors include Mr. Glen Phelps, Mr. Keith Coles, Mr. Tom Epton and Richard Kroninger.
Just like the two seasons before, we had a kick-off party in September for the reveal of the game. After watching the reveal video, we evaluated and ranked all of the possible scoring options. Like last season, we got a full field to test and program our robot.
In late October, we exhibited our robot from the past season at SOUTH-TEC conference in Greenville, South Carolina. We showed off our robot, talk about our team, and go out and visit other exhibitors. We were able to find companies who could help us machine some parts. Afterwards, we toured Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research.
In early November we presented at the Coastal Carolina Fair. We presented and talked about our robot, as well as showing off last season’s robot, Der Widerstand.
In December, we were invited to present at the CDCA Defense Summit. We drove the robot around the floor, delivering cookies to people there as a way to gather attention for the robot and the team.
At the South Carolina State Championship this year, we won the Inspire award and ended up advancing to to the South Super Regional championship.
At South Super Regionals, we ended up winning the Think award and advancing to the Houston FIRST Championships.
At the Houston FIRST Championships, we were nominated for the Think award and got to meet a lot of great teams.