Walter, this year's off-season robot officially made his debut at the 2018 Madtown Throwdown in Madera CA.
On November 9-11, 2018 Madera High School hosted another great Madtown Throwdown. This is their annual off-season competition. Spartan Robotics competed with three robots, our competition robot, 971, our practice robot, 9971 and Walter, our "third robot", 8971.
This is one of our favorite competitions of the year. Our team's "third robot" is designed and built by students over the summer and fall. It is a great learning project for the team. The students worked hard to finish in time for the competition and were able to have a fully functioning robot ready by their first qualification match on Saturday with minutes to spare.
Walter performed well, and was able to execute all of his designed functions. The other two robots battled it out in the semi-finals on two opposing alliances and our competition robot, 971, made it to the finals and played hard against the winning alliance. Much fun was had by all!