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Thomas_S
02-16-2011, 12:28 AM
I'm so excited, I'm going to spill the beans. This is really the only teaser I plan to release, but its ok, you'll get a good idea from it anyways. I'll probably get scolded by my mentor's tomorrow, but here goes nothing.

I give you Team Tempest's robot, Camille :D

http://i53.tinypic.com/68aelu.jpg

Things are still subject to change because of tweaking, but you get the idea. Enjoi!

Andy A.
02-16-2011, 03:00 AM
I'll probably get scolded by my mentor's tomorrow, but here goes nothing.


I can't imagine why. Teams have nothing to to gain from secrecy at this point in the season (or at any point, really).

It's a good looking 'bot. There is nothing wrong with being proud of your hard work and showing it off. Congratulations on getting your bot so far along with time to spare, and never stop tweaking!

Good luck.

BJC
02-16-2011, 10:20 PM
I'll probably get scolded by my mentor's tomorrow, but here goes nothing.

You should ALWAYS make sure it's ok with mentors to post teasers and robot pics on the internet. If you were on my team you would be in serious trouble. Of course all teams operate differently, some like to open source, some like to tease, and some like to stay behind closed doors. Just make sure its ok before you post robots.

I can't imagine why. Teams have nothing to to gain from secrecy at this point in the season (or at any point, really)

Really!? Then why doesn't 67, 1114, 217, 148, 254, etc ever show what they are building before build season ends? Answer: People will copy them. They retain a huge competitive advantage by keeping their designs in the dark. Really effective claws and minibots are especially vulnerable to copying this year.


Oh, really nice looking robot too.:yikes:

Thomas_S
02-16-2011, 10:40 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. we've worked really hard on this, and our team is very proud of the machine we have to present. and this is the first powder coated robot we've ever done, and needless to say, we haven't had bad feedback on it yet.

ttldomination
02-16-2011, 11:29 PM
The wires look a bit jumbled up...takes away from the super fine base you have going there...

Andy A.
02-16-2011, 11:38 PM
Really!? Then why doesn't 67, 1114, 217, 148, 254, etc ever show what they are building before build season ends? Answer: People will copy them. They retain a huge competitive advantage by keeping their designs in the dark. Really effective claws and minibots are especially vulnerable to copying this year.


I imagine they don't because they are very busy making cool robots, not because they have any hard and fast rule about being secretive. If they do, well, that's their prerogative, but I think they're wrong. And that's cool. To my way of thinking, anyone who could effectively copy a robot design with any fidelity from one photo is probably already skilled enough to not need to 'copy'. And if you could do it in week five, man, you're something special.

Should you get clearance from a coach before posting a photo of your robot? Well, I'm not going to encourage a student to do anything that would run counter to a teams leaderships wishes. However, I will suggest that anyone who thinks it's really a problem to do so is mistaken. People are going to see your robot up close eventually, minibots in particular. Any competitive advantage is, in my humble opinion, imaginary and, in fact, fleeting.

Thomas_S
02-24-2011, 09:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AiYT_Js-wA

this is a teaser video we did for our school, the robot had a slight tragic name change, but other than that, here it is!