Our robots from last year are getting a lot of attention. Driven Bolts robot, number 73 is featured on page 7 of the FIRST 2006 Annual Report and in one of four photos featured in the 2007 FIRST Championship Event hotel booking website.
Driven Bolts wins the first ever Garden State Rumble competition. After winning all of their preliminary matches, the Bolts came into the Alliance Selection process in fourth place. They again formed an alliance with Team Overdrive and The Pi-oneers, and together racked up several record-setting rounds (hitting 127 points in one match) to win the competition. The Bolts also won the "Name the Event" contest, coming away with a new Vex kit as well as the first place trophy.
Driven Bolts took first place in the Vex Division of the Ramp Riot. The team won every match they competed in for the day. They selected Team Overdrive, another homeschooled team as alliance partners and continued to dominate every match. They set a record score of 101 points despite having both alliance robots break during the match.
Both Driven teams had a great time participating in a league scrimmage at RHS. Several teams brought out their early robot designs and we had a chance to test competition strategies and share ideas.