The Washington State Championship was held at the ShoWare Center in Kent. As well as competition and judging, FIRST WA also invited some Girl Scouts to look at the robots and talk to teams about the program. In Qualification matches, we placed 4th due to our surprisingly consistent filling of the cryptobox (some of our match videos can be found here). Our team ended up being third seed alliance captain. With our alliance members #11120 CPR (Cedar Park Robotics) and #13648 Jankbot we ended as finalist alliance captain. We were thrilled to won Design Award and be 3rd nominated for Inspire, which meant we qualified for the West Super Regional in Spokane, Washington!
After having some significant robot failures: upside-down vision targets messed up our Vuforia (on the field we ran on three times!), we had to update to the alpha branch on GitHub, and we will need to learn more about electrostatic shock (Our wifi connection kept failing). These problems caused problems during our first three qualification rounds, but luckily we were able to mostly recover our robot and felt really lucky to be picked by team #3805 Atomic Robotics. Our alliance with them and #2856, Tesseract, won the Final rounds. In addition to advancing for second pick of the winning alliance, we were very surprised to receive the Inspire Award. Thank you to all the volunteers who organized this event, we had so much fun despite our robot mishaps!