|This is a very cool robot. It doesn't look like a launcher... it looks like a lifter driving backwards. Then whammo! The ball is flying through the air. - dtengineering [more]|
Like our bin stacker?
02-18-2003 08:17 PMabeD
i would never forget this 2001 robot, unless they plan to use the same design this year
02-18-2003 08:21 PMRick
its not the same bot http://www.firstrobotics.net/01gallery/312-1.jpg
just same exact design
02-18-2003 08:22 PMDan Richardson
well they coulda went with somewhat the same design this year
02-18-2003 08:24 PMStephen Kowski
2001 robot + bins = winning 2003 robot....on it's way to dominate UCF
02-18-2003 08:25 PMDan Richardson
ehh, the more I look at it, the more I think its 2001 bot, considering its the EXACT same down the the wheels just without the siding.. but it could be
Heat wave is very secretive for some reason but we'll see em at regionals soon
02-18-2003 08:29 PMStephen Kowski
take a look at our 2000 drive train and 2002 they are all basically the same. Plus.....how long do you think we have had to practice with this since the design was basically already done?
02-18-2003 08:48 PMGope
Why on earth would u not make any design changes? Especialy with the upgraded motors of this year.
I just dunno. I have some SERIOUS doubts that you guy were (insert word here) enough to build the same bot. Thats just not smart. I REALLY hope this is a prank. It seems very much so not in the spirit of first.
02-18-2003 08:53 PMDan Richardson
hrmm same wheels and everything, however I can't see this years drivetrain
Ohh and gotta love the air of cockiness prevelant in almost everyone of your posts
not that we plan to spoil your plans, but I see gracious proffesionalism leaning more towards being humble than the pomposity displayed :-)
Mayb I just read your posts wrong
02-20-2003 01:57 AMdwolf
as long as this years drive train doesnt burn carpet like last year...
02-20-2003 05:38 AMKen Leung
It is the 2001 robot, with a little different painting at the end, and the sides are off. I bet the drivers got 6 weeks of practice as soon as the field was built.
Even if they did use the same design as past years, I wouldn't say its not within the spirit of FIRST. Just think of the rookie teams with a drive train the first year and second year... They are re-using their design, would you call that not within the spirit of FIRST?
I am pretty sure they got something better than this... If not, its still a really good robot.
02-20-2003 07:37 AMLee
Heatwave is one of MY favorite teams. I KNOW they will be at the top of the list with new or old.
02-28-2003 01:49 PMAsh
Lookin forward to seeing you guys at UCF and Nats...will be on stage with you guys...Who knows? Maybe we will even be an alliance in the finals.
Good luck Heatwave!!!
P.S. Sorry that you guys can't bring your band this year. It was always good at KSC.
02-28-2003 02:11 PMRogerR
we don't need no freeloadin' band; we'll just utilize PVC pipes and kazoos!
02-28-2003 02:23 PMJasonS
As I'm sure most people already know, this is obvioulsy our 2001 bot not our 2003. We all got a little slap happy towards the ship date and we figured we would have a little fun seeing who remembered our 2001 bot. We look forward to seeing everyone at the competition at UCF and Huston!