LINKS had an amazing run at the Kennesaw District Qualifier, being undefeated and placing first in the qualifying matches. Their first loss in the semifinals was due to damage to two of their Alliance robots. They lost by only one point in the tie breaker! It was such an exciting day. Their performance has LINKS ranked 5th in the Peachtree District.

β€œ#Hashtag,” dubbed β€œthe flying robot,” added a boulder intake/shooter to their amazing defense barrier-defying robot! Their Alliance Partners had robots that could accurately and repeatedly shoot high goals and defend. The game is quite exciting. The team is working on adding a climber for the final seconds of each match.

The NASA Engineering Inspiration Award is a coveted one that LINKS won at the Peachtree Regional last year, and again at the Kennesaw District Qualifier this weekend. They qualify to compete at the State Championship, where two EI awardees will represent the Peachtree District at the FRC World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri later this month!

Events are live-streamed. Ours is the Peachtree District Championship. Information about FRC and streaming can be accessed at:http://www.firstinspires.org/news/2016-watch-it-live. Look for Fernbank LINKS Team 4468!