Anyone know a robot that was just amazing at something? Perhaps it had the strongest drive train, most unorthodox approach to the game, fastest scorer, or anything else noteworthy?
These can be new or old records, but I’d prefer they be a bit more then “check out this robot, its strong” Please give an example of something that made it amazing or something to back it up.
The example that made me choose to start this thread is below. It is a story of a team that literally built their robot in 10 hours at championship. I think this has to be the fastest build of a competitive robot in FIRST.
There’s been a 6-hour one out here. SVR 2001; team in question, 692’s rookie robot. They made their last practice match. That’s probably the fastest team build, too–the team barely had anything during the build season, IIRC.
Largest competitive collaboration would have to go to the NiagraFIRST Triplets (1114, 1503, 1680) at three teams. I can’t think of a single example of another three-team collaboration, let alone one that did so well.
Best strategic use of a game element has to go to 67 (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/17609) And related to that, most impressive human player from 2004 goes to 1241. I think I saw them miss 2 shots in all the matches I watched.
Most Championship Wins: 71
Most Regional Wins: 254
Teams who have won a regional every year (not rookies or second year): 1983, 2056, 254
Longest winning streak (of one regional): 254 (8 consecutive years, Silicon Valley)
Most Blue Banners: 71/254 Tied with 22
Push of tube was great intentional last second call of Marc Rogers, our drivers coach who had seen numerous examples during matches of bots having difficulty getting on ramps when tubes had fallen on decks. He saw opportunity to **help **one wind up on deck and I would have to agree it ranks among the best uses of game object ever (not that I am biased;) )
My team didn’t really accomplish an engineering feat or anything of the sorts. But we did mannage to jump from dead last place (Out of about 45 teams maybe?) In 2008. To 8th place in the semis this year.
P.S. Joe. Thatwas one of the greats matches I’ve ever watched. The tube was amazing.
I’d be interested in seeing who travels the greatest distance during a full FRC season.
Another one… what is the greatest distance ever driven to get to a regional? How about to a Championship? Teams with eternal bus trips… speak up!
What is the greatest number of consecutive seasons in which a team has:
a) Qualified for Championships by winning a regional or regional chairman’s award?
b) Won an official FRC award of any description. (We’re on a five year streak… not bad for a six year old team… but I know there are some much, much longer “winning streaks” out there.)
Actually… this is the sort of thing that belongs on a wiki, isn’t it?