FRC Deep Dive - 118 Robonauts - Inside Look, AMA and Giveaways - Tues. 8:30pm ET

This Tuesday, February 18th starting at 8:30pm eastern FRC Deep Dive is back with an unprecedented inside look and AMA of FRC 118 Robonauts. You’ll get over an hour to find out what it takes to perform at the highest level of FIRST and also to ask questions and perhaps some info on what they have been working on in 2020.

You can submit questions ahead of time here on Chief Delphi or at our Discord in #frc-preshow-qa . We will get to as many questions as we can and typically those submitted ahead of time have a better chance of being asked as we have some time to organize these.

Oh and there will be 118 giveaways for those who watch live!

More to come but this will be live at twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow

Also don’t forget: Submissions for Premiere Night are due on Friday at 10pm eastern. You can show off your robot progress no matter how far along you are to the FRC community by submitting at https://forms.gle/nnrf4gsFLVRNTQBM6

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Were you as scared as the rest of us when 1678 posted their auto video?

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What was your first thought when you guys ran into issues with defense against your H-Drive last season?

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In your opinion what is the best drivetrain for this year’s game, and overall in FRC?

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What is one of your biggest challenges organization wise and how do you combat it?

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Spill about the 2019 H-drive saga.

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Will you guys still be making reveal videos in the no bag era?

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What is your opinion on the open alliance and other build logs and how do you see it changing the FRC landscape in the future?

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What’s your method for training new drivers to get ready for competition beyond just repetitive practice? Are there particular drills you run to get drivers used to the control scheme?

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One I would like to say thank you to 118 for helping us with our camera at Worlds last year and it was really cool to have a match with you guys. My question for Robonauts is “how do you guys make pick-list for competitions and what will you be looking for in alliance partners this season?”

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Now that you have done a season of the district model, which one do you like better? District or regional, and why?

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of practicing in a NASA hanger?

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Has No Bag significantly impacted the way you go about designing and building robots? Do you feel that later in the season you’ll spend the extra build time exploring new design options or refining the ones you’ve already invested time and resources in?

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How do your engineers mentally cope with designing really cool, unique, wacky mechanisms every year, and then having to remove them?

(hanger '12, climber 13, can grabber '15, etc.)

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Some things

2018 Illusion-
I noticed that in 2018, you had to grab the cube in a certain way to pass it to the arm. When the cubes didnt want to cooperate, did you ever wish it was a type of grabber that could grab the cubes in any way and score?
What powered the arm?

Prank war-
What’s your plan on 148 as you’ll be at Plano?

Miscellaneous-
How willing is your team to trade apparel?

Some say water is best, 254 takes Capri Sun, how do you hydrate?

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Like with traditional sports, many in FRC would consider members of 118 to be their idol. Who would you say is your idol?

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What’s your bedtime routine?

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How rigorous is your guys’ meeting schedule?

How many days a week and how long each day?

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How do you make important decisions when experienced team members strongly disagree?

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