OCCRA
Go to Post BTW - using any Lavery clue to figure anything out could be equally impossible. - Raul [more]
Home
Go Back   Chief Delphi > FIRST > Rumor Mill
CD-Media  
portal register members calendar search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ rules

 
Reply
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 7 votes, 4.29 average. Display Modes
  #376   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 08-20-2010, 09:47 AM
Taylor's Avatar
Taylor Taylor is offline
Professor of Thinkology, ThD
AKA: @taylorstem
FRC #3487 (Red Pride Robotics)
Team Role: Teacher
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Rookie Year: 2006
Location: Plainfield, IN, USA 46168
Posts: 4,939
Taylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond repute
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjenks548 View Post
Actually yes, I heard from 2 separate people last year (before the game hints even came out) saying that the game would either be soccer based or Olympic based. The second I saw a soccer ball at kickoff I knew they were right.
Olympics + Soccer = pretty much every sport ever is included in that statement. It's so broad they couldn't miss.

I predict the champion drive teams at each event of the 2011 season will consist of vertebrates.
__________________
Hi!
Reply With Quote
  #377   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 08-20-2010, 11:27 AM
Siri's Avatar
Siri Siri is offline
Dare greatly
AKA: 1640 coach 2010-2014
FRC #2641 (PCCR; Refs & RIs)
Team Role: Coach
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Rookie Year: 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 1,724
Siri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via ICQ to Siri
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
Olympics + Soccer = pretty much every sport ever is included in that statement. It's so broad they couldn't miss.
Assuming it's sports-based. They would have missed in 2009 and 2008*...and 2007, 2005... All in all, sports is board and can even be ambiguous (was 2009 mobile basketball on ice?), not to mention a decent bet in a world championship year. You can certainly miss, though.

*Avoiding the "is NASCAR a sport" question, it's certainly not an Olympic sport. Unless 2008 was supposed to be based on speed skating.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #378   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 08-20-2010, 11:32 AM
JesseK's Avatar
JesseK JesseK is offline
Expert Flybot Crasher
FRC #1885 (ILITE)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Rookie Year: 2005
Location: Reston, VA
Posts: 4,229
JesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond repute
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Siri View Post
*Avoiding the "is NASCAR a sport" question, it's certainly not an Olympic sport. Unless 2008 was supposed to be based on speed skating.
Speed skating = 2008 game on the 2009 surface. THAT may have been fun to watch! Heck, even the 2009 game on the 2009 surface with the 2008 lap system would have been much more fun than that clust....... oh nvm. Eventually they'll get some real ice on the field and call it a water game
__________________
Drive Coach, 1885 (2007-present)

1885: YouTube | CAD Library
Reply With Quote
  #379   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 08-20-2010, 11:44 AM
kenavt's Avatar
kenavt kenavt is offline
Registered User
AKA: Colin S
no team
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Rookie Year: 2010
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 253
kenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

For the past two years, the FRC game has been about something happening that year (and celebrating it, in a way). 2009, the L-word, was, of course, the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11. 2010, Breakaway, from what I see, was the 2010 World Cup. Following this parallel (and why wouldn't the GDC?), something interesting/an anniversary has to be taking place this year that would somehow translate into the 2011 FRC game.

That's my guess. As to what's the event that's so important... there's the Cricket and Rugby World Cups, the Space Shuttle is to be retired, the 125th anniversary of the patenting of the first practical internal combustion car, a couple milestones in radio programming, and you could say it's the 2500th anniversary of the marathon.

The GDC has a lot of material.
__________________
University of Michigan Computer Engineering '17

FRC 2337 student alumni (2010-2013)
Reply With Quote
  #380   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-01-2010, 11:19 PM
dabig hammer's Avatar
dabig hammer dabig hammer is offline
chief engineer
AKA: Ian Abrahamzon
FRC #2085 (Robodogs)
Team Role: Mechanical
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Rookie Year: 2009
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 10
dabig hammer is an unknown quantity at this point
Unhappy Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

i think it goes without saying that FIRST would never be so reckless as to make a "water" game and use water... they would probably use mineral oil as it doesnt conduct electricity but this would bring on a host of new problems such as the cost, how much of a pain it would to work on an oily robot, teams access to large quantities of the oil, and if the robot tips, relays and plugs would be covered in oil and no longer work unless thoroughly cleaned... so yeah barring hassles and cost no liquid game
Reply With Quote
  #381   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-02-2010, 12:12 AM
demosthenes2k8's Avatar
demosthenes2k8 demosthenes2k8 is offline
Registered User
AKA: Matt Soucy
FRC #0166 (Chop Shop 166)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Rookie Year: 2007
Location: Merrimack, NH
Posts: 608
demosthenes2k8 has much to be proud ofdemosthenes2k8 has much to be proud ofdemosthenes2k8 has much to be proud ofdemosthenes2k8 has much to be proud ofdemosthenes2k8 has much to be proud ofdemosthenes2k8 has much to be proud ofdemosthenes2k8 has much to be proud ofdemosthenes2k8 has much to be proud of
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Well, technically, water doesn't conduct the charge, but using distilled water would be irritating.

I'm thinking it maybe has a chemical theme, considering *coughcoughBPcoughcough* that 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry.

PS kenavt, Lego isn't a swear.
__________________

GSR Dean's List Finalist 2011
Reply With Quote
  #382   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-02-2010, 08:35 AM
ttldomination's Avatar
ttldomination ttldomination is offline
Sunny
FRC #6829 (Ignite Robotics)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Rookie Year: 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,084
ttldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond reputettldomination has a reputation beyond repute
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Quote:
Originally Posted by demosthenes2k8 View Post
I'm thinking it maybe has a chemical theme, considering *coughcoughBPcoughcough* that 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry.
That would be fine, but there has to be the entertainment factor to the games that FIRST has been looking for.

Cause, idk about you, but if the GDC has us balancing equations for 2 minutes and 15 seconds...idk what I'd do...but I wouldn't be a happy camper. Although it might help in my chem class...
Reply With Quote
  #383   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-02-2010, 09:09 AM
Tyler Hicks's Avatar
Tyler Hicks Tyler Hicks is offline
NC Gears
FRC #1918 (NC Gears)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Rookie Year: 2008
Location: Fremont, MI
Posts: 101
Tyler Hicks has a spectacular aura aboutTyler Hicks has a spectacular aura aboutTyler Hicks has a spectacular aura about
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

In 2009, the hint was something along the lines of "moon fish", and it was the anniversary for the moon landing. But even if they just said, "MOON Game", there is no way anyone could get lunacy out of that, or placing orbit balls and placing them in trailers for a game.

2010 we have the world cup, and same thing goes, they could simply say "ROBOT SOCCER", sure we could have a kicking robot, but I highly doubt anyone could piece together a field with bumps and towers.

So whatever events happen in this year, the game might have a link to it, but First does a good job shocking everyone at kickoff.
__________________
2009
2010
2011
2006-Pres.
Reply With Quote
  #384   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-02-2010, 10:01 AM
JesseK's Avatar
JesseK JesseK is offline
Expert Flybot Crasher
FRC #1885 (ILITE)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Rookie Year: 2005
Location: Reston, VA
Posts: 4,229
JesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond reputeJesseK has a reputation beyond repute
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Regardless of hints, the last 3 years have had linearly-scaled scoring games. No multipliers, no "last team to cap gets the goal", no "stacks" of anything. My prediction is that this year will have some such element, and that element alone will drive strategems out of whack.
__________________
Drive Coach, 1885 (2007-present)

1885: YouTube | CAD Library
Reply With Quote
  #385   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-02-2010, 10:21 AM
kenavt's Avatar
kenavt kenavt is offline
Registered User
AKA: Colin S
no team
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Rookie Year: 2010
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 253
kenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond reputekenavt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Quote:
Originally Posted by demosthenes2k8 View Post
Well, technically, water doesn't conduct the charge, but using distilled water would be irritating.

I'm thinking it maybe has a chemical theme, considering *coughcoughBPcoughcough* that 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry.

PS kenavt, Lego isn't a swear.
Oh, Lego? Nope, not a swear... but the other word...

But, actually, if 2011 is the Year of Chemistry, then that has to be the theme of the game in some way. However... I don't think they're going to make an oil spill game. I just can't imagine them being able to realistically translate the oil spill to a FRC field.
__________________
University of Michigan Computer Engineering '17

FRC 2337 student alumni (2010-2013)
Reply With Quote
  #386   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-02-2010, 10:34 AM
Taylor's Avatar
Taylor Taylor is offline
Professor of Thinkology, ThD
AKA: @taylorstem
FRC #3487 (Red Pride Robotics)
Team Role: Teacher
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Rookie Year: 2006
Location: Plainfield, IN, USA 46168
Posts: 4,939
Taylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond reputeTaylor has a reputation beyond repute
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenavt View Post
I just can't imagine them being able to realistically translate the oil spill to a FRC field.
I think they already have. Maize Craze.

A field covered in ball bearings/marbles/corn kernels would absolutely be analogous to oil. Unfortunately, if there were a corn game now, the teams would go crazy(ier?) trying to find the absolute correct hybrid the GDC used.
__________________
Hi!
Reply With Quote
  #387   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-02-2010, 05:34 PM
Siri's Avatar
Siri Siri is offline
Dare greatly
AKA: 1640 coach 2010-2014
FRC #2641 (PCCR; Refs & RIs)
Team Role: Coach
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Rookie Year: 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 1,724
Siri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond reputeSiri has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via ICQ to Siri
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
I think they already have. Maize Craze.

A field covered in ball bearings/marbles/corn kernels would absolutely be analogous to oil. Unfortunately, if there were a corn game now, the teams would go crazy(ier?) trying to find the absolute correct hybrid the GDC used.
I think the bigger craze-inducing factor would be finding enough of it to cover the current field, since the Maize Craze tabletop was more than 5.5 times smaller.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #388   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-02-2010, 10:22 PM
DriftVelocity's Avatar
DriftVelocity DriftVelocity is offline
Formerly known as PAR_WIG1350
AKA: Alan Wells
FRC #1350 (Rambots)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Rookie Year: 2009
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,209
DriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond reputeDriftVelocity has a reputation beyond repute
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

The game should be such that the robots can more freely expand, the bumper rules have become very rigid. I hope they allow a little more freedom with whatever new game they come up with.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #389   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-03-2010, 12:48 AM
zachmartin1806's Avatar
zachmartin1806 zachmartin1806 is offline
Registered User
FRC #1806 (S.W.A.T. Robotics)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Rookie Year: 2008
Location: Smithville, MO
Posts: 92
zachmartin1806 has a spectacular aura aboutzachmartin1806 has a spectacular aura aboutzachmartin1806 has a spectacular aura about
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

Looking around i saw something that said 2011 is the 2,500th anniversary of the first ever marathon, and MIT's 150th anniversary. Could anything be pulled from this?
Reply With Quote
  #390   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 09-03-2010, 02:32 AM
EricH's Avatar
EricH EricH is online now
New year, new team
FRC #1197 (Torbots)
Team Role: Engineer
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Rookie Year: 2003
Location: SoCal
Posts: 22,283
EricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond reputeEricH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: anyone have any ideas about next years game?

5-minute matches, and the maximum size limit goes to one smoot in any direction. (Starting size remains unchanged.)

Oh, and the game will be a measuring race; the alliance to measure the farthest wins. Tape measures are specifically disallowed, however (until reallowed when implemented by a team that didn't read the rules at a Week 1 event).
__________________
Past teams:
2003-2007: FRC0330 BeachBots; 2008: FRC1135 Shmoebotics; 2012: FRC4046 Schroedinger's Dragons

"Rockets are tricky..."--Elon Musk



Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
any guesses on next years game? N8 # 1141 FRC Game Design 21 06-03-2007 11:38 AM
Next Years Game? Jeremy General Forum 49 04-27-2004 01:53 AM
Next years game. archiver General Forum 4 06-24-2002 04:11 AM
Does anyone have any info. about ROBOTICS(EOM) archiver General Forum 0 06-24-2002 03:41 AM
Next Years Game Ben Rumor Mill 24 08-01-2001 09:04 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 AM.

The Chief Delphi Forums are sponsored by Innovation First International, Inc.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Chief Delphi