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fsgond
01-10-2010, 12:03 PM
As always team 135 has the field done on the first day. At 11 pm, we added the last piece and called it complete.

We do not have foam, because it had to be ordered.

We only have one upright and a tunnel at the other bump, only one end of the field.

Check out the pics on my facebook at this link
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=137889&id=715652193&l=9048ea2d04

CraigHickman
01-10-2010, 12:06 PM
Quick construction! Thanks for putting pics up, it's nice to be able to see it when I couldn't make it to the Kickoff. :)

LavastormSW
01-10-2010, 12:08 PM
Wow, that was fast! Good job!

Hal9000
01-10-2010, 12:16 PM
That is an amzing feat to complete it so quickly. How many people did you have working on it?

BenX02
01-10-2010, 12:36 PM
That is an amzing feat to complete it so quickly. How many people did you have working on it?

I second this, it's amazing how quickly you guys built this.

I'm jealous, I wish we had a place to build our own field.

synth3tk
01-10-2010, 12:43 PM
That's crazy!!! Good job on the quick construction!

viperred396
01-10-2010, 12:49 PM
all i can saw is wow that was fast nice job guys!

Barry Bonzack
01-10-2010, 02:47 PM
I wonder which team this week will claim their bot is finished and ask to use your field.

Nice work, 135. Can you let us know how much of the far part of the field isn't viewable from your alliance station because of the bumps?

BrendanB
01-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Awww! I want one of those.;) Nice job with getting that done in less that 12 hours.:)

DonRotolo
01-10-2010, 03:57 PM
How many people did you have working on it?Do you think that the robot arm on the right side of the first photo helped? :rolleyes:

Sweet job guys, I'm jealous.

fsgond
01-10-2010, 04:07 PM
We had around 10 parents and the normal 5 mentors there to build it. There is little to no visual obstuction of the far wall.

Our goal is always to have it up before we do any planning.

Jonanin
01-10-2010, 05:54 PM
We had around 10 parents and the normal 5 mentors there to build it. There is little to no visual obstuction of the far wall.

Our goal is always to have it up before we do any planning.

Wow, no kids were their to help build it at all? That would NEVER fly in my team...

BEEKMAN
01-10-2010, 05:57 PM
Wow, no kids were their to help build it at all? That would NEVER fly in my team...

yeah same here, its a rule that students have to do wayy more work than the mentors ;) after all, that is what first is about......

fsgond
01-10-2010, 06:05 PM
Let me clarify, what was stated before was in addition to the entire student team, minus the 2-5 who went to the kickoff.

synth3tk
01-10-2010, 06:57 PM
It's only the field, though, so while the students could still learn when building the field, there should be nothing wrong with the adults handling it.

Chris_Elston
01-10-2010, 07:09 PM
As always team 135 has the field done on the first day. At 11 pm, we added the last piece and called it complete.

We do not have foam, because it had to be ordered.

We only have one upright and a tunnel at the other bump, only one end of the field.

Check out the pics on my facebook at this link
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=137889&id=715652193&l=9048ea2d04


Wow! Are you guys coming to Muncie Scrimmage this year? *hint* *hint*...

Kyle Fenton
01-10-2010, 07:42 PM
We do not have foam, because it had to be ordered.



Where did you order the memory foam?

bigfish
01-10-2010, 11:17 PM
Great job, it looks great!

Where did you order the foam, I cannot find any info on it in the FIRST drawings or field description.

We were thinking of buying a Mattress Topper from Costco or Sams. I saw one on Amazon too but am not sure how thick it should be. Seems we can get 1.5 - 3 inches thick. Also foam desity varies with supplier.

http://www.amazon.com/Serta-3-Pound-Memory-2-Inch-Mattress/dp/B000BI3OWW
:ahh:

keehun
01-10-2010, 11:56 PM
Wow that is amazing!

Team 2502 was kicked out of our high school at 8PM without any advance notice. Monday morning will be some hectic cleaning before classes start ;-)

rjbarra
01-11-2010, 09:23 AM
Excellent you beat us! Are you pumped?

stevethetinker
01-11-2010, 09:53 AM
The pics were kind of small so I couldn't tell for sure, but it looks like there are no vision targets on that field. Could you not determine the dimensions of the target? I don't see anything in the drawings that give the target dimensions.

Dancin103
01-11-2010, 09:55 AM
As always team 135 has the field done on the first day. At 11 pm, we added the last piece and called it complete.

We do not have foam, because it had to be ordered.

We only have one upright and a tunnel at the other bump, only one end of the field.

Check out the pics on my facebook at this link
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=137889&id=715652193&l=9048ea2d04

I would love to see it done, but we can not access facebook at school...

DanDon
01-11-2010, 09:59 AM
The pics were kind of small so I couldn't tell for sure, but it looks like there are no vision targets on that field. Could you not determine the dimensions of the target? I don't see anything in the drawings that give the target dimensions.

The vision target dimensions are in section 6 of the manual. The target has an outer diameter of 42" and each circle (white-black-white) is 4" wide.

stevethetinker
01-11-2010, 10:02 AM
It's in the rules, section 6.2.6.

ggoldman
01-11-2010, 11:22 AM
The field is not difficult to build this year. I made a quarter of the field in about 10 hours with only one other person helping.

Best of luck teams.

fsgond
01-11-2010, 12:23 PM
I will have to get back to you on the foam, one of the students on the team said that we had ordered it and I will look into it.



And about facebook at school, you should make friends with your IT department, maybe get them as one of the mentors. I say that because I work for the IT department for our team's school, and they do get special treatment since I am a mentor.

RoboTIP
01-11-2010, 01:25 PM
As always team 135 has the field done on the first day. At 11 pm, we added the last piece and called it complete.

We do not have foam, because it had to be ordered.

We only have one upright and a tunnel at the other bump, only one end of the field.

Check out the pics on my facebook at this link
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=137889&id=715652193&l=9048ea2d04

great job and fantastic turnaround! About how much do you think you spent on materials for the field?

fsgond
01-14-2010, 08:19 AM
great job and fantastic turnaround! About how much do you think you spent on materials for the field?

We spent around $400. That is only raw materials.

Mr_I
01-14-2010, 08:45 AM
Wow, no kids were their to help build it at all? That would NEVER fly in my team...

yeah same here, its a rule that students have to do wayy more work than the mentors ;) after all, that is what first is about......

It's only the field, though, so while the students could still learn when building the field, there should be nothing wrong with the adults handling it.

We found over the years that it's the students who concentrate on the important things (brainstorming, designing, prototyping, building, etc.), and the parents / mentors handle the drudge things (inventorying the KoP, building the field, making the Depot runs, etc.)

CraigHickman
01-14-2010, 03:28 PM
Be wary, this can turn into a mentor/student build debate easily. If that's on your mind, I suggest searching any of the numerous wars (oops, threads) on here for the opinions previously posted.

Wow, no kids were their to help build it at all? That would NEVER fly in my team...

fsgond
01-14-2010, 03:40 PM
A decision by our students were that it was to be a studentr run team. They decide what they want to do and the mentors guide them in what they are doing. My favorite questions are, "What did we learn" and "What do YOU want to do next". If they are stuck I will give them some insite on what I think would be good. This program is about the students, not allowing them in on every step cheats them of the good that FIRST is about. Make them feel as though they are in full control of what happens.

Chris Fultz
01-17-2010, 09:43 AM
The vision target dimensions are in section 6 of the manual. The target has an outer diameter of 42" and each circle (white-black-white) is 4" wide.

According to this update, the target diameter is 38".

http://www.usfirst.org/uploadedFiles/Community/FRC/Game_and_Season__Info/2010_Assets/GE-10063_revA.ppt

Chris Fultz
01-17-2010, 09:47 AM
I have a question on the goals.

Is the height of the outside ramp the same as the height as the inside ramp where the two come together.

From the drawings, it looks like the outside ramp is a little taller, creating a "drop" as the ball would roll over and into the goal area.

ken.3038
01-17-2010, 11:17 AM
Can you tell me the height of the ball return at its highest point. I know the tower is 7' and its 18' from center of bumper to alliance wall. What is the distance from the wall to the beginning of the ball return.:confused:

Tony.Wu
01-18-2010, 08:43 AM
Wow you guys are fast! Good job