Mad Science is Winning Alliance Captain at Robojoust!

Mad Science captained the winning alliance sharing their first place victory with the Basement Lion’s of Horace Mann and Megahertz! of Cliffside Park HS earning a spot in the NJ state championships for all three teams.

Mad Science also won the coveted Rockwell Collins Innovate Award which celebrates a team that not only thinks outside the box, but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life.

This year’s robot certainly came to life and after losing the first match due to a problem dispensing racquetballs went on a 8 match winning streak straight through the finals!

Autonomous mode performed well consistently often scoring both the bowling ball and the robot in the front goal and in tele-op mode the Robot made lifts scoring from 52-64 points with the crates alone.

The team ranked in 2nd place going into the playoffs and strong scouting resulting in requesting teams Megahertz (#5212) and the Basement Lions (#4326).  The alliance swept the competition in both the semi-finals and finals to win the championship.

The team hopes to compete again on Jan 21, 2012 at the Snow Day Showdown in Hightstown HS and then on Feb 11th at the NJ championships.

 

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