2017/2018 Season - Tachikoma
CTC Inspire's third year was as amazing as the first two. Because of the game we went with a taller design than in previous years, which was an interesting new challenge for the team. We made it to finals at the Greater Kansas City Regional as alliance captains, picking Team 3284 and Team 1997 to play with us. In Oklahoma we made it to quarterfinals, then placed 46th in the Hopper Division at World Championships in Houston, TX.
2018/19 Robot here
In 2015/2016 CTC Inspire formed and competed in our first season. As this is our flagship robot a lot of time and creativity went into naming the bot. HAHA! The kids were trying really hard to name the robot "same" as was the current trend when indicating you agreed with someone. The coaches were not really in favor and kept trying to convince the students to name it something else. In an attempt to manipulate the coaches the students devised two tactics - come up with worse names and find out what "same" is in other languages. Tactic one was not successful. Tactic two produced "mismo", the Spanish adjective that means "same".
So please meet "Mismo" our Stronghold robot for the 2015/16 season. Mismo had a great year and the students learned quite a bit from Mismo. After our first season many of Mismo's parts had to be reused but the chassis/bumpers/arm of the bot are intact and will be available for viewing at the CTC.
Please meet "SlothClaw2k17". This robot was a powerful short tank drive that could deliver gears super fast!
CTC Insπre had an incredible 2nd year competing in the 2016/17 game SteamWorks. We were on the winning alliance for the Greater Kansas City Regional after being picked by Team 1987 and Team 624. This was an amazing opportunity to play with two incredible teams. We ranked 3rd at the end of Qualifications in the North Star Regional in Minneapolis Minnesota, and finished 13th after qualifications in the Curie Division at World Championships in St. Louis this year. Not a bad showing for a 2nd year team.