The Arena team has been extremely busy the past few weeks. They have been busy brainstorming, measuring, and building. There are many components to this year’s arena. The tower, the many different obstacles, and preparing the space for it. The team has been working with mentors, Gary Langaas and Elroy Aune, they’ve been a great help and we are grateful to have amazing mentors. The team has the tower completed, most of the obstacles completed, and the space is getting finalized soon. The space will be in Don Brekke’s shop, like it was last year. When I asked Austin Aune about the arena, he said, “Everything is nice and sturdy. A lot of people have been helping out, Ben [Lieberg] and Elliot [Braizer] came out to my house to work on it this past weekend.”
The practice arena is a very important aspect to FIRST Robotics. It’s where the drivers can practice for competition and it allows the team to set up real-life challenges that might happen during the competition. It will be challenging this year because there are so many different obstacles that would happen, but that isn’t stopping this team!