Great news for all Synergetix followers! The team competed in the Novar Gardens Regional last Saturday on the 10th November and were amongst the 16 teams to qualify for the State Championship to be held at Pedare College on the 24th of November. Synergetix had a great day, building on the success from H2Flo’s 2017 efforts where the highlight was winning the Mechanical Design trophy in the Robot Design category. This was helped by a thorough Engineering Notebook and explanations about our robot design, mission choices and attachments adaptations. We also achieved a new high score in the actual Robot Game of 101 where 5 missions were successfully achieved – and there was still over 30 seconds left on the clock which surprised our technicians for that match! That score was good enough to be Number 1 on the leaderboard for most of the day until Roboroos East went past that number with 123. Synergetix ended in second place for the day in that category.
Our Research Project presentation tackled the topic of protection from gamma radiation in deep space. The judges really liked the presentation style which was a parody of “Shark Tank” and offered great feedback about how to make a complex topic like this easier to understand for the average person. This advice will help the team to do a better job at State!
Synergetix also set up a great Pit area featuring our new teardrop banner and table throw, courtesy of our great sponsors Rotary Club of Prospect and IPAU IT Solutions. We set up our Core Values posters, had Synergetix stickers to give away and even added some gold balloons and gold star glitter! This was where we met our judges for the Core Values session who heard from most team members about how our teamwork, how we have tackled the season, who we have helped along the way and how we have applied the skills from FLL to other situations. This is always a strength of Synergetix so we were pleased that the judges seemed to be very engaged during their visit.
Our team t-shirts looked great on the day – we were also proud of our other Prospect North teams, FLIT and Lego LUNAR-tics who were all rookies, including the Lego LUNAR-tics coach! She was very proud herself later on as her team won a Robot Innovation and Design trophy and will be joining us at the State Championship.
So, wish us all luck for November 24th!