Bag and Tag Day 2018

This past month we marked the last day of the 2018 Build Season, otherwise known as Bag and Tag day. Bag and Tag is when teams have to bag up their robot for storage and safe keeping, and to make sure further modifications aren’t made until competition.

Cushioned in colorful Pool Noodles and duct tape, we bagged Silverback, our robot at exactly 8:53 pm on February 20th, and will release it into the world at the San Francisco Regional on March 15th. The journey that led up to this day was not so simple. We had many setbacks and new challenges to overcome over our six weeks. We all learned something new in every meeting, from mechanical to electrical, all of which inspired us and fueled our want to keep working.

We would like to give a huge thank you to Team 254 for letting us use their field at Bellarmine College Preparatory where we spent countless hours on driver practice and testing our robot. Without it our autonomous modes couldn’t have been ready for our upcoming regional.  

Team 5499 would like to congratulate all of the teams who got through this build season, and we would like to wish you all the best of luck!

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