MOE qualified to compete at the District Championship at Lehigh University! It was one of the higher stake competitions we’ve been in. There were many teams out there that we’re great partners and competitors, but the important part about it all to was having a great time with other great teams.It was an exciting time at Lehigh. Many ups and some downs throughout the competition but we didn’t do too bad considering that these were top teams from the FIRST Mid-Atlantic District! We also have our competition MOEwards! Congratulations to 6226 Blue Devils for earning unique design, 5895 Peddie School Robotics for earning Sandstorm Survivor, 3637 The Daleks for earning Best Pit, 41 RoboWarriors for earning the Spirit Award, 5407 Wolfpack robotics for earning the Out of the Box thinking Award, 747 Flight Crew for earning the Gracious Professionalism Award, 1712 DAWGMA for earning Best Mascot, and finally, 7587 Metcouhen Momentum for earning the Rookie Award! We are fortunate to give these out to deserving teams and hope that it’ll help them in their journey through FIRST.
David, MOE’s Dean’s List Finalist, will be competing for the Dean’s List Award at Detroit World Championship! We’re extremely proud of him; he has for sure earned it! As always, thank you to our amazing sponsors who support our student’s journey in the FIRST Community! We all appreciate all the help we get from anyone, sponsors, family members, mentors, alumni, and more! We cannot wait to represent our sponsors at Detroit and representing the Mid-Atlantic District as well!
MOE was able to compete in Seneca this past weekend on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. We were much more prepared this time around thanks to our hardworking students! Our pit crew was outstanding when times got tough but our team in the stands kept cheering us on through it all. Our drivers and lead strategist did an amazing job on the field this weekend as well! Everyone on the team has done some self-improvement in one way or another that help out everyone on the team. We’re so proud of Alex and Michaela, our driver and function operator, who are always looking at what they can do on the field and getting out of hazardous situations. And a huge thanks to Tatiana, lead strategist, for always getting with alliance partners and talking up a storm full of strategy. As always, we have our MOEwards! Congrats to 1807 Redbird Robotics for earning the Sandstorm Survivor award, 2729 Storm Robotics, for earning Best Pit, 484 RoboForce for earning Best Spirit, 219 Team Impact for earning the Out of The Box Thinking award, and last but not least, 6327 Tin Soldiers for earning the Creative Design award. Congrats to you all! We also decided to bring back the Personal Recognition Buttons! We started this back in 2008 but decided to bring it back for its 8th year. 2 of our students receive 2 personal recognition buttons each for helping out 5490 on both Saturday and Sunday. We’d really love to see you with your Personal Recognition Button if you have them. Submit it to us through any of our Social media outlets! By the end of the day, we had 5 awards. 272 Cyber Crusaders gave us the award “Three in a MOE” due to our random trifecta. We also got the Unicorn award from 75 RoboRaiders for being the first team to get 4 ranking points (aka Unicorn). We also got a Personal Recognition Button from a team to the entire MOE team! They were all thankful for always helping them when they needed it. Thank you all for the awards.
We also won the Autonomous award thanks to our awesome program team with all their hard work and the Semi-Finalist Award thanks to our lead strategist and robot drivers.
We hope to see you at Lehigh next week, and good luck to anyone who still has competitions!
Recently MOE attended Girl Power 2018 hosted by the Firebirds, Team 433. With us being an alliance captain, we allied ourselves with Team 2590, Nemesis, and Team 423, Simple Machines.
As the Round Robins commenced, Alliance 1 went into the finals and came out victorious with our alliance partners!
Great job to MOE’s Driver and Function Operator and last minute Driver and Function Operator to control Simple Machine’s Robot. We cannot wait for next year’s Girl Power!
Competition team: Michaela Feehery, Julia Larock, Arynn Hernandez, and Georgia Hanby brought home the 1st place trophy from GirlPower, an all-girl off season competition! Only losing two matches, MOE was the captain of the winning alliance with Firebirds 433 and Mort Beta 193! GO MOE!
Special thanks to Lucie Wilkens, John Larock, Anthony Iocano, Joe Perrotto, Carol Perrotto, Deb Massouda, Andrew Dolan, Sam Bouvier, and Alex Beyer!
While in Lehigh, MOE 365 ended with a 7-5 record, though we played with vigor. MOE was fortunate to collaborate with team 2590 – Nemesis as the 8th alliance captain and the second pick 1219 – Vulcan Robotics. Together we challenged the #1 alliance three times during the quarterfinals before we lost. We had many restarted matches and our arm was giving us trouble, but we did not let that shake our confidence. We kept the scores close for match one, set a high score (at the time) in match 2 of 192 points, but the challenges of the Stronghold game can be difficult for even the best robots. We certainly didn’t return empty handed! MOE received a Xerox Creativity Award for our scaling mechanism, Carol Perrotto was recognized with the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award for outstanding mentor, and Josh Gross was recognized as one of four finalists from the MAR District to compete for the top student “Dean’s List” Awards at the World Championship. Also, we got a big THANK YOU award from Team 4342, Demon Robotics from Kennett Square, for sharing/teaching our scoring strategy. We also unveiled our MOE-jan Rabbit cart and robot cozy and got lots of attention. Shoutout to Brian West!
Wednesday night, MOE packed up the truck and left for Lehigh University! We are now on the second day of qualification matches. Everyone is working hard and all the teams are working together to put up a good fight. Having fun as always! GO MOE!
MOE 365 has qualified in points to attend the Lehigh championships! The team is busy preparing the robot to come back better than ever! The truck will head on up to Pennsylvania Wednesday. Having a great comp season so far, let’s keep the streak going!
Out first competition, at Seneca High School in Tabernacle, NJ, was one to remember! CaMOElot held on to the #2 rank in Qualifying and in Alliance Selection were chosen by the #1 ranked team, Nemesis 2590! The third team in our alliance is was the defensive powerhouse Falcon Robotics: Team 1626!
MOE also won the Quality award for CaMOElot, a truly outstanding robot. The team did a great job putting it together.
Thank you Storm Robotics Team for honoring us with your Helpfulness Award! We love your emphasis on gracious professionalism.
The pit crew and Safety Captain were presented with the Pit Safety award by the UL judges for practicing great safety procedures, keeping an organized pit and using the correct safety equipment.
Next stop Westtown. GO MOE!
Our 2016 robot, CaMOElot, is packed up and ready to go for our first competition of the season. See you at Seneca this weekend!
The Comp Team and our strategists went to the MAR Competition last Sunday to prepare for Seneca and gained insight into scoring, strategy, and gameplay.