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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

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They have ins with Google?
They do have an "in". Sergey Brin has appeared at the CMP, and has recorded a testimonial to the importance of FIRST and the study of robotics.
Though the Japanese may be eating our lunch.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/sc....html?src=recg

The google search engine was adjusted several years ago to return usfirst.org as the top choice when you type in the words "first".

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And we all know Google rules everything on the web.
Not necessarily. There are other choices, but we are lazy. (me included).

Back to the game hint:
I think that the weight reduction may reflect an encouragement of modular designs that can be interchanged depending on the relative strengths of each of the robots in the alliances modular designs.

You may choose a robot that can gather game pieces, or score, or defend a goal, or be proficient at an endgame, but not all three at once.
This may be the GDC's way to encourage the robots in an alliance to interact with each other.
A la "The Atom Bomb" from Aim High, where one robot that was great at collecting balls fed another robot that was great at shooting.........balls.

The weight of each robot on the field will be less, but the withholding allowance will be much larger.

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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

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...Has everyone finished wrapping their presents yet?
Are you kidding me? It's not even the Dec. 24th yet. I haven't even gone shopping!
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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

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The weight reduction isn't referring to the robot, its referring to the game piece - wiffle balls. Wind is important to this because as air flows through the wiffle ball, it impacts the flight path.
I really like the idea of wiffle ball. It would be a better challenge than baseball:
http://youtu.be/FXq5KvtNf4s
Also the Andy Baker in "Robot in 3 Days", shows something similar to baseball/wiffle ball game. http://youtu.be/wJTpQmPpjmY?t=22s
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Dinner missed = plate/frisbee.
Holding weight= climbing the pyramid.

If youre here to discuss the relevance of game hints, youre in the wrong thread. If youre here to relate your favorite show or sport to the next frc game, youre in the wrong thread. The water game talk is common, but its been ridiculously overdone this year. Then again, I have no say over how you interpret the hint. Just keep it productive. Work off of others. This is how we get closer to answering these things.

Also I want to point out that in 2011 we were shown a picture of a LOCOMOTIVE well before the first game hint came out. Keep an eye on prior blog posts.
To me a "dinner missed" and "holding weight" also had the double meaning in that a "dinner missed" could be referred to as "tightening your belts", which would refer to the smaller robot dimensions, yet the robots weight would still hold--"holding weight"
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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

I think that the most solid thing we have are the 25% weight reduction and the picture of the plane with the upside down name, along with baseball.
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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

FWIW, a wiffle ball playfield is an inverted triangle...
http://www.wiffle.com/pages/game_rul...age=game_rules
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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

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They have ins with Google? And we all know Google rules everything on the web.
If everyone's so concerned with the web search, then why doesn't someone try it with Bing and see what happens? Sure it's going to be a little different because it's Bing, and there's a slight chance FIRST has a deal with them too, but it's worth a shot.
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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

Yes, it appears that it also works on Bing.
Also Dogpile, but they may be aggregating results from Bing and Google.

Back to the Game Hint..........
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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

Hey could someone really quickly direct me on how they found the Google Maps things that led to the FIRST church, FIRST security, and Weight limit reduced 25% signs?
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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

Used the Game Hint to get coordinates. Then I put different groupings of the coordinates into Google maps. This led me to four places. The Sahara Desert, the Congo, and two points near the Marianas Trench. This leads me to believe that the entire game is going to be some sort of extremes, like a mixture of uneven land, some water, and some sand. More evidence proving this is that FLL is also doing something that is sort of along the same lines. Anyways, this hint is just really bugging me and comes out as gibberish that doesn't mean anything any other way.
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Hey could someone really quickly direct me on how they found the Google Maps things that led to the FIRST church, FIRST security, and Weight limit reduced 25% signs?
I understand that this thread can become arduous to work through, but you will find all of the answers to your questions in the 36+ pages that preceded your question.
If you have the time, it may be worth your time. :-)

Not mine, I bought more gifts this morning that I need to wrap now.

Otherwise, suffice it to say that:
Google maps.
Latitude and Longitude.
Weight limits.
Rockford, Illinois.
Skating clubs.
FIRST Security.
Hockey or baseball or.....curling!!!
Something about three things.
Patents.
3v3v3, or 2v2v2, or.....

...spend time with family and friends and try to explain to them why you may be busy for the 6 weeks after 1/4/12.
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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

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-----Posting pause as people consider hint-----

This thread will explode in roughly 10 minutes.
Boom. 37 pages of posts. Post number 552.
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Re: [FRC Blog] 2014 Game Hint

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...spend time with family and friends and try to explain to them why you may be busy for the 6 weeks after 1/4/12.

don't let the cat out of the bag...............

I will take a stab at one set of numbers!
I not sure if this have been passed over yet....
but..... 61126/1963 = 50 years

zip zode 61126 turned 50 in 2013
http://open.salon.com/blog/steven_ro...e_to_celebrate

also this fact
"ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963. The term ZIP, an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan,"
"By the early 1960s a more organized system was needed, and on July 1, 1963, non-mandatory ZIP codes were announced for the entire country"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_code

but thats all I have come up with so far


so pitch that into your mail box!
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I think that the most solid thing we have are the 25% weight reduction and the picture of the plane with the upside down name, along with baseball.
Upside down flying, overweight, robot Base ball? Programmers would be panicking. Build team would be breaking down.Electronics would be evacuating. Complete and utter chaos would ensue!

Can't wait
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