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archiver
06-23-2002, 09:58 PM
Posted by Tom Vanderslice.

Student on team #275, ORHS/AST/Hitachi, from Academy of Science and Technology and Hitachi.

Posted on 9/7/99 7:24 PM MST



I've got a question...and i'm hoping someone here can help me out with this....

our team is digging for the money to get to a second regional...out of state somehwere...no matter
where we go we will have to fly...no doubt about it...now...fromt he teams taht have done this before...
how do you go about getting your robot back home so that you can have some time to fix/debug/whatever
it after competition?
anyone have any good ideas?

thanks,
Tom

archiver
06-23-2002, 09:58 PM
Posted by Jason Leslie.

Other on team FIRST-AHOLIC from Formerly Assabet Valley RTHS (Looking for a new team in RI).

Posted on 9/7/99 7:36 PM MST


In Reply to: Question.... posted by Tom Vanderslice on 9/7/99 7:24 PM MST:



The team I was on for the past 3 years no matter where they went has
shipped the robot back to the school through the same shipping co that
they used to get it there. There have been companies at the NH and CT
regionals in the past, but last year they had one of there sponsors do
shipping in the machine shop truck.

***Jay***

archiver
06-23-2002, 09:58 PM
Posted by Tom Vanderslice.

Student on team #275, ORHS/AST/Hitachi, from Academy of Science and Technology and Hitachi.

Posted on 9/7/99 8:22 PM MST


In Reply to: Re: Question.... posted by Jason Leslie on 9/7/99 7:36 PM MST:



how far did you have to ship it? and how long did it take to get there?...and most importantly...how much did it cost you?

archiver
06-23-2002, 09:58 PM
Posted by Joe Johnson.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]


Engineer on team #47, Chief Delphi, from Pontiac Central High School and Delphi Automotive Systems.

Posted on 9/7/99 8:59 PM MST


In Reply to: thanks...but now more questions... ;) posted by Tom Vanderslice on 9/7/99 8:22 PM MST:



Our team has a lockable box for the robot.

A competitor team locks the box with a combination lock that we do not know the combination to.

They fax the combo to FIRST and we get it at the competition from FIRST (though you should always have the phone number of the locking team handy just in case FIRST can't find it on Thurs. morning!)

Using this method, we can drive our robot to the various competitions. It takes a dedicated 'drive team' to give up 24 hours each way to FL or TX or ??? but we think that it is worth it.

By the way, you must clear this method of getting the robot 'out of your hands' with FIRST BEFORE you actually do it. FIRST is flexible, but they need to OK things up front rather than after the fact.

Joe J.

archiver
06-23-2002, 09:58 PM
Posted by Tom Vanderslice.

Student on team #275, ORHS/AST/Hitachi, from Academy of Science and Technology and Hitachi.

Posted on 9/7/99 9:51 PM MST


In Reply to: make a lock box and drive it... posted by Joe Johnson on 9/7/99 8:59 PM MST:



Hmmm...I like the idea...but being in TX we have the logistical problems of the next closest competition is at least
1000 miles away...I'd drive it...but i'm not sure my parents would go for that one... ;)

Maybe we can sucker some devoted team parents into doing it... :)

but it is at least an idea...thanks

Tom


Mileages:
Houston to San Fransisco : 1945
Houston to Chicago : 1085
Houston to Miami : 1190 (i dunno where KSC is...but i assume its around there..)

feel sorry for us yet?...and just think of the poor folks in california...you spoiled people in michigan... ;)

archiver
06-23-2002, 09:58 PM
Posted by Joe Johnson.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]


Engineer on team #47, Chief Delphi, from Pontiac Central High School and Delphi Automotive Systems.

Posted on 9/8/99 6:25 PM MST


In Reply to: thanks for teh suggestion posted by Tom Vanderslice on 9/7/99 9:51 PM MST:



KSC = Kennedy Space Center

East of Orlando about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Joe J.