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XRaVeNX
04-06-2002, 06:26 PM
W0000ttt!!! WE WON!!! YAY!!!!
Team 610 (Crescent Robotics), 781 (The Kinetic Knights), and 865 (Warp7) won the Canadian Regional Competition!

Team 188 (Woburn Robotics) won the Chairman's Awards!

Congrats to all the teams!

I'll be posting tons of pictures on the Crescent Robotics site tonite :)

sean_killey
04-09-2002, 07:43 PM
I would also like to congratulate all the teams that participated at the Canadian regional. But especially to Woburn on their Chairmans award and all the Winners of the elimination rounds.:D A big thanx to Mark Bredner for bringing FIRST to Canada and a big thanks to my teacers and fellow engineers (peers) who worked on SWAT Mobotics' robot, this has been one great first year!

Elgin Clock
04-09-2002, 08:13 PM
So tell me......How does it feel knowing that your teams will be in the history books for all time as the winners of the FIRST international FIRST competition. That is something that I know I am jealous towards you about!

XRaVeNX
04-09-2002, 11:14 PM
Wow.... never thought of that. Didn't they have regionals in England as well? I forget...

If we indeed are the first international regional FIRST competition winners, I am honoured and really happy to be down in history for something :)

BTW, I never said thanks to a few teams and people that really stuck out in my mind. First and foremost, I would like to thank Mark Breadner. He was the mastermind behind all this. He's been the real driving force behind getting FIRST into Canada. And what a wonderful success it was! I think there were 25 Canadian Teams this year compared to last year's 3 teams. Amazing :)

Second, I would like to thank Mr. David Grant. He is our mentor and one of the many people that helped Mr. Breadner make FIRST such a success in Canada. He spent endless hours, staying really late many times for our team (cuz we need adult supervision). Thank you very much!

On to the teams...
Team 188 (Woburn Robotics). Thanks for the practice session we had earlier in the year. Also thanks for being such good friends and congradulations on the Chairmans Award! You guys really deserve it!

Team 863 (SCS Robotics). This was the team that we helped very closely. They shared our workshop and many of our construction guys helped them throughout the construction phase. I personally didn't really get to meet or know very well many of you (cuz I'm webpage team :D ) but during the regional, your support was invaluable. Thanks for cheering for us although you didn't make it into the elimination rounds. Special thanks to Ms. Hancock for the late night dinners and staying so late for so many nights during the six week construction phase.

Team 233 (Think Pink). I would just like to say you guys have an awesome robot! The ball collecting system on your robot was amazing and placing first on the seeding rounds is really a huge accomplishment! Our team was actually a little nervous facing your team in the elimination rounds. Hope to see you guys down in Florida!

I'm getting tired...lol
Team 781 (The Kinetic Knights) & team 865 (Warp7). The two alliance partner teams that we picked in the elimination rounds. Congradulations on such an awesome and powerful robot! And congradulations on now being able to go down to Florida! Must be a thrill to win a regional competition being first year rookie teams.

To the numberous rookie teams that competited in the regional:
Congradulations on building a robot and being able to compete with it. Getting a robot to work by itself is a huge accomplishment. Thank you very much for joining FIRST and helping us promote the FIRST program to Canada. I truly wish you had fun. Hopefully, in later years, you will get a chance to win a regional and maybe even the championship!

Wow.... there. I personally had a wonderful time. This was my first year in robotics. I helped out a little bit on construction. But most of my work falls on our website and designing t-shirts, buttons, etc. I would have never guessed I would have so much fun. I can't wait till I get to go to Florida. I hope to see you all down there!

Wolfe
04-10-2002, 06:46 PM
Really? that's EVERYONE ypou want to thank??? What about your team members? what about those behind the wheel? what about your team leaders? what about the guy who bought you all doughnuts? WHAT ABOUT ME??? I DESERVE THANKS!!! I AM ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! I TAUGHT YOU EVERYTHING YOU KNOW!! WITHOUT ME YOU'D BE NOTHING!!

Robocardgrl5
04-10-2002, 08:56 PM
At the GLR at Eastern Mi University I was walking around with some guys from another team. Our schools are rivals so we know each other and being a rookie team my team was showing them the ropes. So walking around we saw some guys in suits and we decided to follow them having nothing else to do. I mean these were guys in their mid 20's in suits while no one else looked like this so something was special about them. so we stopped to talk to them and they took us into their suite. they are currently looking for funding but want to start a team which is cool. some high school boys that would be on the team were there to. so we were introduced to them. it was funny bc their would be human player was watching the other human players and commented"Robot basketball hahah.zap zap." we started to crack up. it was weird so we said bye and left. it was interesting and as we all left the suite we said the older guys seemed like the mafia. therefore they were dubbed the "bosnian mafia"

Robocardgrl5
04-10-2002, 08:57 PM
oh so my point. wouldn't that be cool to have a bosnian regional? lol

XRaVeNX
04-10-2002, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by Wolfe
Really? that's EVERYONE ypou want to thank??? What about your team members? what about those behind the wheel? what about your team leaders? what about the guy who bought you all doughnuts? WHAT ABOUT ME??? I DESERVE THANKS!!! I AM ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! I TAUGHT YOU EVERYTHING YOU KNOW!! WITHOUT ME YOU'D BE NOTHING!!

ok ok....
I would also like to thank my team... 610... except for Alan. Cuz he was a dumbnut. And also he likes to abuse his team members.... :D

Harrison
04-11-2002, 10:39 PM
Now now boys, don't get your knickers in a twist!

Altho it definately good that the 'Canadian' Allicance won the regionals...I was right there losing my voice yelling...lol

Congrats guys!

...and I didn't notice any Mafia at EMU while I was there...Altho I suppose I wasn't following people around :p

Matt Attallah
04-11-2002, 11:02 PM
As you see, we on our team, having such a good robot, gets so bored in the pits w/ nothing to do, we follow people around. I have done that before, but i have gotten slapped :D That wasn't fun, but it has worked before, too!

Harrison
04-12-2002, 04:44 PM
Work in the pics? All we did was replace 1 transmission 3 times and fix another...Nothing major ;)

Loc-Tite is always good....That all I have to say.

sean_killey
04-12-2002, 11:11 PM
Easy there killer...
since when did we use loc-tite?:confused:
I remember the only thing that held stuff together was tie-wraps
HA!:D

XRaVeNX
04-13-2002, 02:02 PM
Ew.. lock-tite.... no good.

It maybe good for small jobs... but don't even attempt to use on something that you want really tight.

During the regional, our sprockets were slipping and thus causing chains to come off. We tried to use locktite to stop the sprockets from slipping but no.... that stuff doesn't do much.

So, we ended up welding the sprockets onto the axle.... and even THAT wasn't very strong. The helpful people from the workshop told us that it was a surprise that the welds held together....

We got a huge repair job to do once we get down to Florida.... not good. :(

Harrison
04-13-2002, 11:07 PM
lol, Sean, you're right - We did have more tie-wraps.

I think it was prolly the funiest when I was tie-wraping the bot up while the inspector was looking at it...lol....good times.

But, we did have some loc-tite in there as well.

LT is good with things like rubbers and stuff, doesn't work so well on metal - Altho there are many 'versions' of loc-tite, some are for metal.

Shelley_delphi chick
04-14-2002, 11:46 AM
Team 48 was in the house in Canada and we were loud and proud the whole weekend, until the fire alarm went off in our hotel. I was sleeping and came to the lobby in my monkey bath robe.....but other then that I had a great time!! Everyone there made history that day and that's all there was to it!! Everyone helped everyone else...... sharing batteries with the alliance you were up against.......That was a great moment!!



Michelle

Harrison
04-14-2002, 03:40 PM
Yea I saw u guys up here....How could I not? lol

Glad to see that you had fun...Altho the hotel fire alarm would be a little annoying.

Nice thing about being the home town team - no hotels.

GregT
04-14-2002, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by M.O.E. Hoe
Team 48 was in the house in Canada and we were loud and proud the whole weekend, until the fire alarm went off in our hotel. I was sleeping and came to the lobby in my monkey bath robe.....but other then that I had a great time!! Everyone there made history that day and that's all there was to it!! Everyone helped everyone else...... sharing batteries with the alliance you were up against.......That was a great moment!!



Michelle

Yeah thanks for the batt, of course it was the first of 50 :)

Shelley_delphi chick
04-17-2002, 08:57 PM
To be woken up outta bed by a fire alarm was scarry enough and then to have to walk downstairs and sit in the lobby with your bath robe on, that was an even scarrier thing!! Cleveland regional was nice in the sence that we got to sleep at home, but being at the school at 5:30 in the mornign was beginning to get to me!! Cleveland is a 45 miute drive and then rush hour trafic as well. Oh well......we had a ball in Canada and I still have 45 bucks left in canidain money!!


Michelle


ps hope everyone else had as much fun as we did!!??

Harrison
04-17-2002, 11:32 PM
45 Canadian? That's worth a whole 30 cents US...lol

Glad the ELITE had fun, and we look forward to having you back up here next year...

And I think some people on my team (mainly one girl) want us to go to the Cleveland regional next year...I think it might have something to do with her new b/f that just happens to be one of the ELITE...You know who you are ;)

Shelley_delphi chick
04-18-2002, 02:33 PM
45 bucks = 45 dollars.

It would be awesome for you guys to com join us down in our home!! Cleveland ROCKS!! There are alot of fun and interesting things to do while in the city that rocks!! Make sure you go to TOWER CITY though......shopping mall!! Yeah!!

Michelle

Harrison
04-18-2002, 04:50 PM
I know bucks are dollars :P

It was a joke based on the fact that the Canadian dollar is worth nothing compared to the US. In actual fact 1.00$ CDN is worth about 60 cents US.

And, at least according to the Drew Carrey Show, Cleveland does rock...lol

And if we make it down or not all depends on how much money we can get together next year.

As of now our budject will have room for the CR, the GLR, and the nationals...assuming we get the funds we need for that. Ifwe have additional money, cleveland is what it is in line to be used on.

But hey if Delphi wants to have us as a special guest and pick up our entry fee we would definately be there...lol...jk

PsychoPhil
04-23-2002, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by M.O.E. Hoe
ps hope everyone else had as much fun as we did!!??

We had more than just some fun, Canada was a Lifetime experience, it was great!

A big thank you to everybody who helped us out in Canada, team 379 for fixing our software for example, and team 907 for selecting us as an alliance!
we had great fun!
See ya all at the nats (I'll be there to watch, my team registered too late...)