Thanks for starting this thread! 1939 is SUPER excited to be attending the Midwest Regional for the first time ever! We looking forward to seeing some of the powerhouses we have competed with before and making some new friends as well. Looks like an extremely deep field which should make for one of the best regionals of the season in my opinion.
Can’t Wait. See you all soon!
P.S. Anybody know the story about live streaming yet or whether match videos are going to be uploaded to YouTube?
P.P.S. Any tips or tricks for first timers from teams who are Midwest Regional regulars??
I’ll be at Midwest for my first visit since 2009! My team (3620 Average Joes, est. 2011) will be making our first pre-CMP foray outside the Mitten State.
I have a few questions:
For Team 16 – How many Novaks will be attending? Can the Bomb Squad get the boiler up? Why do your swerve modules appear to be on fire; couldn’t you find any suitably rated motors?
For Team 1986 – can the boiler’s FUEL counter keep up with your robot’s insane shot rate? Why did the GDC grossly under-value FUEL; i.e., how is it that you busted the boiler seven times in quals, and STILL seeded 2nd?
For Team 2451 – why are there (almost) no videos from Miami Valley on TBA? What secrets are you trying to hide from the scouts?
Extended length YouTube videos from the Miami Valley webcast are on YouTube - just not parsed. I’ve got the timestamped links from all of our elimination (Playoff? Whatever.) rounds. If you ask me nicely, I might PM them to you.
Don’t count on getting one. They only hand them out to the three finalist alliance teams. At Rocket City this past weekend we counted about five wild cards that should have been generated but only two were given out.
– can the boiler’s FUEL counter keep up with your robot’s insane shot rate? Why did the GDC grossly under-value FUEL; i.e., how is it that you busted the boiler seven times in quals, and STILL seeded 2nd?
So we shoot around 7 balls per second and the boiler counts at around five balls per second, so although it might not count a full forty balls in auto (although it did several times at GKC), by the time it finishes counting all of our balls, it usually ends up over 40kPa. And as for how undervalued it is, we’ll see. With more and more 4 rotor alliances, being able to pick up extra points after rotors will be more and more important.
Team 1511 is incredibly excited to make our first trip out to Chicago and get the chance to play with some absolutely stellar teams that we usually don’t get to see until Championships. Stop by and say hello!