There’s a lot of teams on this list I’m really excited to see! Not just the local teams, whom I love, but those coming to us from afar!
Since FLR is no longer sharing a weekend with Canadian events, I’m excited that we’ll have a stronger Canadian presence than last year. 772 and 2809 are this dream come true! It’s great to have 772 back at FLR, after an awesome 2012 season. But I’m really excited for 2809 to make their first appearance in Rochester. Not only are they a great Canadian team, but a close friend of mine and 1126 alumni is going to Queen’s University right now and I’m trying to convince him to mentor them. So it’d been awesome to see him again! It’s great to see the Canadians coming back this year!
Second, is 176! Aces High is an awesome team, and I’ve loved their robots the past few years! I’m extremely excited to have them joining us this year!
On a different note, I’m sad to see 229, Division by Zero, and their younger counterpart, 4124, Integration by Parts, will not be joining us this year. 229 has always brought an awesome presence to Finger Lakes, both on and off the field, and 4124, in their rookie debut last year, lived up to their counterpart’s legacy. The Clarkson Teams will be sorely missed, especially considering we won’t be having some of their members join us. Ms. Libby Kamen is always a pleasure to have with us in Rochester, so absolutely, I’ll be missing her presence. In addition, I have 3 friends up at Clarkson University right now who are looking to join the team (A 1507, 1126 and 1405 alumni), and it would have been awesome to see then at the regional. Oh well. 229 and 4124 will be missed, and we hope to have them back in the future!
I can’t wait to see the rest of the teams sign up!
Although I’m excited to make the journey to Manchester with 229 and 4124, I’ll sure miss all of the FLR regulars. This will be the first time I won’t be at FLR since Aim High, which is a shame. However, It’s reassuring that I’ll see a lot of the FLR crowd at Ruckus.
Man, I haven’t seen 176 in ages! So awesome to have another of the “UTC block” come to visit FLR (173 did before). Welcome to Rochester, Aces High!
but YESSS welcome back 772!! Glad you can make it, can’t wait to work along side such an amazing team.
I’m also glad to see the usual teams show up, like our friends 639, 340, 578, 1126, 1551, 1507 and just about everyone else. It’s not a real FLR without these great teams.
…uh…191? You there? 3173…you around? I see there are a lot of other teams in the area that haven’t signed up yet.
174 is super pumped to go to FLR. After last year’s amazing showing, we are ready to go for another great event. Each student and mentor can’t wait to work with you all once more and meet new friends. I’ll either be volunteering or mentoring 174, I haven’t made up my mind yet officially.
I am happy to be back! I have only come to FLR 2009, and it was definitely one of my favourite competitions. I remember watching the webcast in 2007 with my two brothers on the team, and them going into the Semi-Finals with 3 Defensive robots… what luck! 2005 was my oldest brothers first competition, in which 772 were finalists (because of this), I distinctly remember walking down stairs and seeing his medal on the counter and saw “FIRST”, thought they got first place…what a noob I was back then
We have just selected our 2013 season team today, and it looks like we will have a very great and competitive team Can’t wait to see everyone out there on the field and in the pits
153 days till FLR!
Expect some more great teams from Canada to come out! I have heard of a couple, but I won’t say because I don’t want everyone to get their hopes up
I don’t like to be nit picky, but out of curiosity, why did you throw 201 into this list?
As far as scouting data goes, for the most part, much of it can be reused. If you want to adjust for potential improvements, that will require deeper analysis. You need to look at the quality of the team as a whole; are they the kind of team that historically will put in the effort to improve? Do they have the resources to make considerable rennovations? And if not, are they changes that can be made to the robot that can make it more competitive? Some robots just can’t be saved sometimes. It’s not a cut-and-dry system. It takes research and a careful eye for details. And sometimes, even that can be wrong.
Ahahaha, you and Garrick pick up on exactly the same things. I was going through the list of teams on the Regional and Qualifying events and just copied all that were from Rochester. Of course, 201 is from Rochester MI. I originally made this post on Facebook and Garrick noticed this as well, but before he did, I had copied that list over here.