Robotics Team Kicks Off Competition Season in Barrie
Chris Wappel, Robotics Advisor, Faculty
The CDS High School Robotics team, consisting of 15 members from Grades 9-12, made its debut at the First Robotics Competition this past weekend (March 2 - March 4) hosted at Georgian College in Barrie. Each year, the team designs and constructs a 120 lb robot to work in an alliance to complete different challenges. This year’s game was called “Power Up”, an arcade theme where human operators are trapped in a virtual game. The teams work to defeat a boss in order to escape the arcade.
Our team overcame many obstacles, working tirelessly on Friday to get the robot “competition-ready”. The CDS robot passed a rigorous inspection to be able to compete in the qualification matches on the Saturday and Sunday. After 12 matches, CDS was ranked 17th out of 28 teams, marking a good start to the competitive season.
The team would like to thank this years sponsors: Xakt Komponents; Moore Family; von Schilling and Gauthier Family; and the Rokas Family. In addition, a huge thank-you to CDS parent, Mr. Tsimbidis, for building a state-of-the-art robot cart.