Our first meeting of the 2017-2018 Season will be Thursday Sept 14, from 3-6 PM. We will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on the 14th in the Rochester Engineering Center in the basement of the Edison Career & Technology High School, 655 Colfax Street. Hope to see you there.
We will be competing in the Ra Cha Cha Ruckus October 28th at the Main Street Armory. The event is open to the public and free. Come out and encourage the RCSD District Wide Team. Plus have fun watching robots and students.
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School’s started so its time we do too. Our first meeting is Thursday Sept 22 from 4 PM to 6 PM. We will open the robotics lab at 2:45 PM for quiet study to enable students to take the bus to Edison after their school day ends. For more information about this year see our Home Page.
Come join us at RIT in the Gordon Field House. We’ll be competing in the FRC Finger Lakes Regional. Practice starts tomorrow, March 24. Qualifying Matches start Friday March 25 and end by Saturday March 26 at noon. Then we hope to make the Quarter Finals that will begin after lunch.
The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to all of Rochester coming down to spur on their Rochester City School District Team 3838 Roc City Robotix.
For details go to http://www.rit.edu/gcr/firstrobotics
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.
Day 3 started with a lot of hope. 30th was a little high but we had performed well in the middle of the field. But First we have awards to give out.
All Team Leaders assembled on Newton for Hopper and Newton Awards.
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.
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?
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
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.
On the first day we got off to a slow start. In our first match we were missing an alliance partner and did not score well. So we’ve spent the whole day trying to catch up.
Getting ready to play.