Triple Helix students have proudly submitted the following application to the 2022 Indiana Robotics Invitational, a competitive and prestigious annual offseason FRC tournament in the Indianapolis area.
What competitions did you attend in 2022?
- FIRST Chesapeake District – Greater Richmond Event #1 Day 1 (Winner)
- FIRST Chesapeake District – Greater Richmond Event #2 Day 1 (Undefeated, Winner)
- FIRST Chesapeake District – Greater Richmond Event #2 Day 2 (Winner)
- FIRST Chesapeake District Championship (Winner)
What was your best performance this year?
Triple Helix won our District Championship as the first overall pick of the event, and with a first-time robot driver. Over the season, we accumulated a 55-4-3 W/L/T record including a 27 match win streak and having gone undefeated at one district event.
Are there any special circumstances we need to know about?
Working with limited membership due to COVID, we focused on building the fastest possible Cargo cycling robot. With a simple robot design, and by devoting remaining time to practice and tuning, this strategy led to competitive success unprecedented for our team. We prioritized Cargo cycling to maximize points during teleop even during the last 30s; by ending matches with a buzzerbeater climb using an improved Everybot climber, we were able to rival Traversal climbers representing far greater resource investment and mechanical complexity.
During competition season, we selected and trained a new driver ~1 week prior to the DCMP due to an injury on the drive team. Triple Helix declined our invitation to the FIRST Championship due to travel restrictions by the school system.