On September 8, 2018, the SCHE Eclipse Robotics team attended the MS BEST Kickoff at Lee Hall on MSU campus. The kickoff began with an introduction to the game rules and field, as well as a short segment by speaker Dr. Stephen Brain. It then moved into viewing the game field and collecting the provided supplies for this year’s competition.
For Current Events, the 2018 competition theme, teams were given the tasks of cleaning the oceans of plastic pieces. After reviewing the game rules and picking up consumable and returnable kits at the Kickoff, the team went straight into brainstorming the robot and theme designs.