There are still opening for this year M.A.R.C. Come hang out with us and have some fun. Its a great way to try-out new drivers or give kids on your team to work in the pit that may not have gotten the option during the season.
Unfortunately its looking like Team 1675 The Ultimate Protection Squad will be unable to attend this year due to prior obligations. We will miss our friends in Michigan, but hopefully we’ll run into you all at other events!
This is John Tu from Team 226 Hammerheads. I had emailed our registration form back in 5/1 and the payment was mailed on 5/22. Please let me know if MARC had received them and if we can still join MARC. Thanks. John
Here is a up to date team list. We still have 7 more opening for any team that would like to come and party with us. There is a bowling thing Friday night. I have attached a flyer about it. Also, we are still looking for volunteers. If anyone would like to have fun with us volunteering please email me, [email protected] . It is always a good time had by all.
The only rule changes I remember at MARC was an extra 5 pounds to robot weight.
MARC is more of a “relaxed” event where teams traditionally allow multiple members to drive the robot over the course of the day. Teams then either send their seasoned drivers or best MARC drivers to finals if they make it. The fun of the event is watching some of the best Michigan robots being driven by students with little to no drive practice. Not every team does this, but it’s a great way to get a feel for potential drivers for next season.
IRI is the Indiana Robotics Invitational. It is usually considered the most competitive FRC event, even more exciting to some than Worlds. The top teams around the world apply for a spot, including World winners. IRI changes the rules a bit to make the game more competitive; the standard being an additional 5 pounds for your robot weight. Some of the changes this year include the removal of the can wars, 2 RCs for each alliance to place at the beginning of the match, and 12 extra totes for the human players on each alliance.
I was never a huge fan of the can wars, but they are part of the game and Michigan teams (including many of the teams at MARC) built some of the best canburglars out there. I am glad they didn’t get rid of them here.
We are looking forward to MARC. Our 2015 driver graduated, and will be our field coach. Our button jockey will be driving. Our HP will be the button jockey. One of our FTC graduates will be the HP (and/or driver or button jockey).