Robotics hosts first competition of the season

Emma-Rose Floyd, News Editor

The robotics teams recently hosted the fourth annual FTC Robotics scrimmage, the first competition of the school year. The event took place Saturday on campus.

“We learned a lot and know what we need to do to improve for our competition in December,” sophomore team member Adam Busch said.

At the competition, Viperbot Open, six Viper teams competed against 24 Austin-area teams in FIRST RES-Q, the FIRST Tech Challenge game for the 2015-2016 season. The teams were able to test their robots they have been preparing since September, and see where other area teams are in their development process.

“I think this scrimmage really showed us what we need to do to succeed,” junior team member Dana Faist said.

The team placed 23rd, and feel they can improve their score at the next scrimmage in December.

As the team Snakebyte 4546 tweeted during the scrimmage, “Sometimes in life you’re going to start slow…but you’re always going to finish fast.”