If there’s a “Battle at the Border” (San Diego), we might do that too!
We really like to get good use out of our robots. These off-season events provide our new drivers with opportunities to get more competition experience, allows us to invite prospective students, mentors and sponsors to events and gives current mentors excuses for not getting household projects completed!
BTW, please feel free to ask any questions about the Fall Classic and/or indicate whether your team will be attending in this thread…
FRC 1726 from Sierra Vista, AZ, is planning on making the trip with 3 vans full of new members :); we’re basically attending our first offseason event specifically to draw students in until build season, at least, where they will succumb to the greatness of FIRST!
Hope to see everyone there!
PS: Is there a rough count of teams signed up so far?
We currently have 11 teams signed up for the Fall Classic. They include some of the finest teams on the West Coast. It will definitely be difficult to call this one in advance. The teams registered as of yesterday are:
294 Beach Cities Robotics - 2001 World Champs
330 BeachBots - 2005 World Champs
692 Fembots - One of the best all-girl teams around
968 RAWC - part of a famous collaboration with the Cheesy Poofs, they have an awesome machine, as always
973 Greyhound Revolutionary Robotics - They supposedly have a new mechanism designed to compete with the best. Will it work? come and find out
980 Thunderbots - Their ball placement aparatus didn’t work out so well during the season, but they played pretty impressive defense. They have been working over the summer. What have they been up to?
981 Snowbotics - Always a unique robot
1070 Royal Robotrons - another all-girl team, they have become more competitive in the past couple of years
1538 Holy Cows - The best robot from the San Diego area. They always have a solid reliable robot that looks really nice. They have also been working over the summer, improving a machine that was already pretty good.
2150 Wicked Wobotics - an up and coming sophmore team
2404 TNT - These guys and girls are committed (or maybe they should be?) Not every rookie team starts off with a holonomic drive and then goes on to host an off-season event. Definitely a team to watch.
Disagree with any of the above? bring a robot out and prove your point! Better yet bring two, the second one is half price. If your team is a 2009 rookie please contact me and we will try and hook you up with a spare robot, FREE!