Welcome to the System Meltdown 2022 build thread, presented by #openalliance.
This is the first time our team has participated in any kind of regular build thread. We’re going to give it a try and see how far we can get with these updates.
This year will be a special challenge for us (as I’m sure it is with most of you all too). We’ve only got about 12 students on our team compared to our normal 25 and so many of them are freshmen/first year students. But our captain is a seasoned senior and we’ve got some great mentors to help us out, so we’re going to show our first years how it’s done!
System Meltdown as a team has been around since 2008, but over the last couple of (in-person) years we’ve really been raising our engineering level and our game strategy. In 2019, we got our first win at a regional as a second pick and went to champs for the very first time. In 2020, on week 1, we were 2nd pick of the finalist alliance and received a wild card to go to champs again (which of course didn’t happen).
Anyway, all that to say, we’ve always been a very open team. We like to default everything we do to open source in the spirit of community and co-opertition! Feel free to ask any questions as we go and we’ll answer to the best of our ability!
This year we’ll be competing at two regionals: Greater Kansas City, and Central Missouri. We decided to keep it local mostly due to covid and travel issues.
Good luck everyone! And hope to see you out there!