Thursday December 7th the Metro Robotics meet is at the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library. The event begins at 5:30 and lasts until about 7:30. The team placed 1st at their previous meet. Sam Haugen is on the team and feels “iffy to pretty good” about the upcoming competition and the team has a mystery backup plan if needed.
Sam’s favorite part of Robotics is having fun with the coaches: Matt Secl and Chuck Tonelli. Sam’s least favorite part is when the robots fall apart. He showed a robot currently held together with tape. Sam has always been interested in coding and RC cars, engineering type things. Since joining Robotics, he thinks engineering may become part of his future career. He is especially interested in Artificial Intelligence. Sam is pictured wearing his dad’s hat, the same hat he was wearing when the team finished 1st.
Below is the group photo from the third meet. The Metro Robotics team is near the top left corner.