The Freshman Combotics team had an enjoyable first season in the club building Big Bertha. We ran into some complications throughout the season and had to make some tight last-minute fixes in the weeks leading up to EOH, but we got the job done. Starting with a robot that weighed in at a whopping 34.5lbs, we spent a week and a half “skeletonizing” Bertha until we managed to bring her down to a legal weight of 29.99lbs.
We ended up losing both of our tournament matches during Robobrawl, but had some fun destroying an office fan and playing an exhibition match with the team from North Dakota. We plan to show Big Bertha off at the Principle Scholars Program on April 28th.