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Wildstang Playing Field

By: Dave Flowerday
New: 03-01-2004 08:28 PM
Updated: 03-01-2004 08:28 PM
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Wildstang Playing Field

This is our practice field. We had 3 very skilled parents who worked really hard with a group of students to put this field together in time for our Wildstang Test Drive the Sunday before ship date.

The logo in the middle was actually milled into the bottom of the Lexan using a CNC router. After that, it was spray-painted by hand to achieve the tie-dye look.

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03-01-2004 08:54 PM

Cory


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wow, really awesome job you guys did. That field looks darn near perfect.

Cory

P.S. I think I like your field more than FIRST's



03-01-2004 08:55 PM

D@ve


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(whiping the drool off my lip) sweet guys ....hope you got in good pratice...( i'm sure you did)...good luck
D@VE



03-01-2004 08:58 PM

Will Hanashiro


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that looks unbelievable... wow! team 322 also built one... unfortunately our robot never had the opportunity to run on it...

but yea... i'm amazed 111, great playing field!



03-01-2004 09:05 PM

cyberknights195


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You know ur team is rich when...(insert picture here)



03-01-2004 09:08 PM

Stephen Kowski


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Originally Posted by D@ve
hope you got in good pratice...( i'm sure you did)...
they had two bots last year so i suspect they are still getting good practice....



03-01-2004 09:11 PM

J Flex 188


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we have heard enough about that this season already, from T3 controls to this now. Let's leave these comments in our own minds please. Theres nothing to say that wildstang's team did not work as hard as any other FIRST team in the world. Remember what Dean Kamen keeps repeating, this was never meant to be fair.

If you have the resources to accomplish something, then by all means use them. Its not up to anyone anywhere to decide who warrants having x amount of money spent on them.


btw, i love the couch and seminar area to the back! makes great seating for sponsorship/media days! lol

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Originally Posted by cyberknights195
You know ur team is rich when...(insert picture here)



03-01-2004 11:03 PM

Jon K.


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Originally Posted by cyberknights195
You know ur team is rich when...(insert picture here)
RAGE too has a field and we are always willing to open it up to local area teams. Just have you team leader contact ours and we will be more than glad to let you come use it.



03-01-2004 11:07 PM

Greg Needel


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ok the field is really nice but what is with that giant stuffed shrimp thing in the background on a 2002 goal?



03-02-2004 12:01 AM

gl75


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Beautiful workspace... the playing field is amazing. Wish we had a couch



03-02-2004 12:19 AM

JVN


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Originally Posted by cyberknights195
You know ur team is rich when...(insert picture here)
You know your team is inspiring THOUSANDS when... (insert Wildstang Robot picture here)


Cmon Man... seriously.
Get a clue.



03-02-2004 12:34 AM

FotoPlasma


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ok the field is really nice but what is with that giant stuffed shrimp thing in the background on a 2002 goal?
It looks like a squid, to me...

I love the surface of the upper platform. Very classy.



03-02-2004 12:38 AM

Mike Soukup


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wow, really awesome job you guys did. That field looks darn near perfect.
Thanks Cory, the team of parents & students who built the field put many hours of hard work into it and took pride in their creation. They were there almost every night during the build season.

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ok the field is really nice but what is with that giant stuffed shrimp thing in the background on a 2002 goal?
I think it's actually some bubble wrap, but I wish it was a giant stuffed shrimp, that would be more fun to play with.

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i love the couch and seminar area to the back!
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Wish we had a couch
Yea, those were some great finds. We're fortunate to have our playing field in the middle of a warehouse where Motorola stores surplus office supplies. So we grabbed a bunch of chairs and we even found a nice couch. We thought we'd get more use out of it than we actually do.

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I love the surface of the upper platform. Very classy.
Thanks Jim. The same guy who made our crate (professional cabinet maker parent of a student on our team) milled out the center platform at his shop and spray painted by hand to get the tie-dye pattern. He definately went above & beyond what any of us expected.



03-02-2004 12:38 AM

Amanda M


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I am immensely impressed with what you have done. I want to commend you! Awesome job guys!

Amandy



03-02-2004 12:40 AM

mtaman02


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Originally Posted by FotoPlasma
It looks like a squid, to me...

I love the surface of the upper platform. Very classy.

I'm voting on either
A: Squid
B: Lobster
C: Shrimp

And I choose al of the above.

This is probably the first pic i seen of a 100% full size playing field that a team has put together other then at a team organized event.

Good Job guys and much success


Too lazy to type a new post so i'll edit this one

This should go under Mikes post as #17 or something close to that lol

Cool its still the best 100% full field built for both practice and an event.



03-02-2004 12:47 AM

Mike Soukup


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This is probably the first pic i seen of a 100% full size playing field that a team has put together other then at a team organized event.
We actually run an organized event. On the Sunday before ship we always invite all the Chicago area teams to our field for some organized practice. We also open up our field to other teams for informal practices throughout the season.



03-02-2004 08:40 AM

Joe Matt


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Wow! Beautiful! Only if 384 had that much room >_<

I hope you guys are going to have a off-season competition! We might just have to make a trip up to IL to meet up with our good buddies at 111, eh?



03-02-2004 10:37 AM

Joe Johnson


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Can I come play at your house?

I am officially green with envy.

Beautiful facilities.

Joe J.

*"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's practice field" ;-)



03-02-2004 10:52 AM

Karthik


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Great playing field guys. One question; Your pipes are amazingly straight, how'd you do it? The pipes on our full sized playing field are wobbly, crooked and bent. After only a couple of days of human player practice the pipe was horribly out of shape.



03-02-2004 11:23 AM

Dave Flowerday


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Great playing field guys. One question; Your pipes are amazingly straight, how'd you do it? The pipes on our full sized playing field are wobbly, crooked and bent. After only a couple of days of human player practice the pipe was horribly out of shape.
Are you talking about the PVC pipes that make up the goal? I don't think we did anything particularly special with those pipes, but they are anchored near the top of the surface and also at the bottom of the platform (near the carpet).



03-02-2004 11:38 AM

Karthik


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Are you talking about the PVC pipes that make up the goal? I don't think we did anything particularly special with those pipes, but they are anchored near the top of the surface and also at the bottom of the platform (near the carpet).
Dave,

Those are the pipes I was refering to. We anchored them the same way you specified. We could not find a drill bit that matched the OD (.=1.9") of the PVC. Instead we used at 1.875" bit, and sanded down the bottom section of the pipe to ensure a flush fit. Combine this with the problem of not having our top and bottom holes exactly in line, it can be seen why our pipes aren't straight and tend to wobble. As for the bends in the pipe, this I'm a bit more concerned about. It did not take many human player shots to bend the PVC out of shape.



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