It’s still Monday!
The scores after
the last round:
S.P.A.M.er 17 73
Al Skierkiewicz 69
Wayne Doenges 65
Joe G. 52
Travis Hoffman 14
Dr Theta 12
Josh Drake 6
Colin P 6
Q. Sheets 6
Cody Burd 6
Andy Baker 5
Chris is me 4
Nick Lawrence 2
Alex Cormier 2
Tyler Olds 2
Barry Bonzack 1
Kyle A 1
Sam Drake 1
P. Fuller 1
Grim Tuesday 1
Mr. Pockets 1
Jeff Rodriguez 1
Peter Matteson 1
And the picture:
As always, the deadline is sorta kinda halfway
Saturday at midnight Eastern. (And with no competition to wear me out this weekend, I might even judge it Sunday!)
March 26, 2012, 10:25pm
Electricians are odd. This is how they show you they want Victors.
It just so happened to be human player try outs day…
March 26, 2012, 10:26pm
If it was a
gray Jag, that backing would be SO full of holes, slits, and projectiles!
Ahh, the places the Mechanical/CAD people put the electrical’s on the robot is astonishing.
Jaguars always get the dirty jobs - driving motors either forwards or backwards endlessly around a small playing field. It’s a hot and thankless task. Ultimately someone always rains down metal filings and then the Jaguar dies in a flurry of sparks. This little Jaguar managed to escape the electrical board and was caught here in the act of scaling the wall on the way to total freedom.
I wonder how fast that Jaguar had to run to wedge itself into the backboard?
March 27, 2012, 12:22am
Driver: Did the shooter break?
Coach: No, why?
Driver: We seemed to have lodged a jag into the backboard
Coach: …I blame the programmers.
March 27, 2012, 1:06am
We tried to isolate the problem with our robot, removing one piece at a time until the problem went away… 'nuff said.
They took me a bit to literally when I told them to use jags in the shooter…
The jaguars are truly rebellious. They sometimes just jump off the robot.
The stealthy and speedy Jaguar is among the more dangerous control system components in the Serengeti. It lies in wait for unsuspecting robotics teams to pounce upon and then blows up in their faces.
NPOE: I would have reposted this, but too many people already put up the same idea:
So, it’s not just our robot that throws out all the Jags that we put on it…
Today’s FRC drive trains are just too powerful. Witness the centrifugal force that was just created.
March 27, 2012, 9:05am
Does this fall under <G-10> - I can’t find a definition for “grasp, grapple, or attach”?
Quick! Somebody find a reasonably astute observer!
[NPOE] Too soon? [/NPOE]
Jane: This caption contest is giving me a headache.
Backboard: Tell me about it. At least you don’t have a Jag stuck on you who thinks it’s a basketball.
Jag: And the crowd roars, “Cut the nets! Cut the nets!”
New for FRC 2012! The Jag D@^#-i-tall training target! Your drive team will line up and make the shot every time.
The trick to capturing wild Jaguars is the adhesive on the paper: It needs to have just the right stickiness, and a mild version of the mating scent (essence of electrical smoke) to attract them. (Small bits of aluminum chaff helps, too).
The things robot inspectors see at regionals…
The only time a jaguar has been right on target.
March 29, 2012, 10:59am
The Jaguar is in timeout until it realizes that “motor direction opposite day” is not a fun practical joke to play in the middle of a quarter final.
I think the magic smoke is really getting to the electrical guys