Hey guys, I was just waiting for kickoff… and thinking about what was at the end of last years film. woodie flowers and some other people were floating on the some game peices and woodie said " what are we going to do with all these inner tubes" or something along the lines of that.
What do you think the chance of using the same game peices this year would be?
when it comes to picking up the tubes im surprised alot of teams went with the traiditional gripper, theres way better ways of doing this, some one did it with vex, search ‘vex tube manipulator’ on the vex forum
because of this i think they should give the tubes another chance but i doubt they will:ahh:
Nil. And don’t belive anything put in the kickoff video is a hint for the next year; the GDC still has to deal with the rules changes for the year they just released.
Someone brings this up every year…at least once per year…maybe more. The debunking:
1998: circle (exercise balls)
1999: circle (floppies)
2000: circle (playground balls)
2001: circle (excercise + playground balls)
2002: circle (soccer balls)
2003: square (bins for Stack Attack)
2004: circle (excercise + playground balls)
2005: triangle (tetras)
2006: circle (Poof balls)
2007: circle (pool tubes)
Personally, I think we’re due for balls again. The real pattern seems to be: ball, odd shape/game play method, ball. (Odd years have the odd tricks.)
I stand corrected. I didn’t know we were in for three more years of circles (sounds like the Farmer’s Almanac or el nino or something). I’ll batten down the hatches and put the squares away until 2013. I did make it sound I wanted squares; far from it. I just thought we were due for them.
I think buckets would be an interesting concept, but I doubt FIRST would use them. They have built in handles. What fun is that? As for boxes… I’ve had this thing for boxes lately, and last time I had a feeling like this, it involved FRC robots shooting things in '06. Of course, that’s not reliable at all, but I’d like to see boxes this year. Not massive ones like stack attack, but maybe something like 10" cubes. Who knows? Only 74 days until we find out