On November 18th, the Cakensteins competed in the Downriver Robot Rescue in Allen Park, Michigan. The all-day event included a project presentation, a core values interview, an engineering review, and, of course, the robot game. The team ran the robot game four times, scoring in the upper half of the 20+ team event.
The young engineers performed admirably, showing great bravery every time they walked into the competition rooms. Though they were all rookies, they showed poise and savvy at every phase. They handled on-field robot difficulties like pros. They also exemplified all of the core values throughout the day, including Coopertition and Gracious Professionalism. All of the coaches and parents were extremely proud of their work.
In the end, the team walked away without trophies or adornment. However, they did not leave empty handed. The young engineers remain highly energized and motivated to earn awards next season. See you next year, Cakensteins!