This past Sunday, the Rambam Robotics team, the Rambots, took on their second qualifier as part of the First Tech Challenge (FTC) Powerplay competition. The competition, announced to teams three months in advance, would entail building a remotely controlled robot that would pick up cones and drop them onto junctions that could be scored for various points. The team greatly enjoyed the process of engineering and coding a machine with such capabilities. They were given free reign of the new Rambam STEM Lab – which they helped design and set up – and all their hard work paid off.
The team played five qualification matches, going 3-2 and finishing in seventh place out of the 22 participating teams, earning a spot in the playoff rounds, where they made it to the top two before losing in the final match!
The team is now qualified for the Long Island FTC Regional Championships, and with the possibility of advancing to the world championship, we wish them the best of luck!
By Menachem Lotwin, Junior