Monthly Archives: April 2015

2015 USFirst Championships Day 3 Part 2

Well you might be wondering what we did all day after the selection process.  Between packing up the pits, crating the robot, and loading up the bus, we also got our mascot to the Mascot Parade to kick off the Championships, saw some quarterfinal matches, did lunch, watched the finals, then went to the finale.

Check out this view of the Edward James Dome taken near entrance D.  This place was rockin all week.

The Edward James Dome during the 2015 USFirst FRC Quarter Finals.

The Edward James Dome during the 2015 USFirst FRC Quarter Finals.

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2015 Championships Robots on Parade

If one stands in the right spot long enough they will see every robot go by.  Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to capture everyone.  Here’s about 20 minutes of activity.

2015 USFirst FRC Championship Robots returning to the pits after competing in the Edward Jones Dome.

2015 USFirst FRC Championship Robots returning to the pits after competing in the Edward Jones Dome.

That’s all for Days 1 and 2.  I promise to publish Day 3 (Saturday) soon.  Don’t you want to know how we did?

2015 Championships More From Days 1&2

Animations from Days 1 & 2

There was a lot going on during day 2.  Here’s a few animated gifs to try and show the excitement.  Because we were able to reach out over the platform we did really well scoring coopertition totes.  I suspect our drivers had something to do with doing well too.

Team 3838 Scoring Coopertition Totes

Team 3838 Scoring Coopertition Totes

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2015 USFirst Championship Day 2

Day 2

Well its moving day and we needed to improve over yesterday.  Hopefully all of our alliance partners will show up today and help us out.  Yesterday our robot movements were much better due to replacing the joystick and reworking the left rear wheel as one roller was rubbing and it did not help when trying to go sideways or straight.  We started the day by attending the Mentor Breakfast where Woody discussed changes in how students are taught using electronic media, “robots”.  Woody says that the teacher’s roles will be changing to cover the human characteristics required of teaching while the knowledge portion will all be automated.

Woody Flowers giving a talk at the Mentor Breakfast.

Woody Flowers giving a talk at the Mentor Breakfast.

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Going to the Championships

We leave tonight for Saint Louis MO to compete in the USFirst Championships.  You may view the competition online at: http://championship.usfirst.org/first-championship/watch-it-liveMany thanks to Bob Smarcz, and our Sponsors Optimation, and Kingsbury for helping us crate and ship our robot.

Mitch and I had to disassemble the robot to fit it into the crate.

Mitch and I had to disassemble the robot to fit it into the crate.

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