I have been looking at some FTC videos, and I cannot seem to find much in the way of successful robots this year (think PowerSurge from 2009). Whether that is a result of people being more secretive, or just that this year’s challenge is really hard I’m not sure. Do any of you have videos of some good teams in their matches?
Well this post is kinda odd, but anyhow I don’t think its just the robot that matters, I think the Drive Team is very big part (and how they work with there Alliance partner). I don’t think this post is based on GP, because thats not the goal, its that the kids do there best and have fun :). Plus I don’t like to blow my own horn, just don’t hold my that against me. P.S I like it when teams show off there robot because other teams like to see how it works and people that aren’t on a team would like seeing all the cool and creative robots that we (the FIRST teams) build
Well, I suppose our robot’s pretty creative. It gets around the possession rule. Here’s a video of it not working - just to give you an idea of what it’s supposed to do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BH0yy1uh1k
It’s been working more effectively recently; we were the winning alliance partner at two state championships.
Yup, that’s our sister team 4311, Watt the Hex? They just barely didn’t make it to St. Louis.
Here’s something funny: last Saturday, there was a practice scrimmage for all the world qualifiers in the area, and they stood in for a team who couldn’t make it. And they won. :rolleyes:
Yeah, I had to miss that challenge for a funeral so we put in two drivers that had never driven in their lives. Of course, we wound up getting dead last, but don’t worry because it was all a big hustle for the world championship
Just got back from a day with…the great…DEAN KAMEN! We were lucky enough to present our robot at the Franklin Institue and sure enough he shows up! I attached a blurry photo of him actually driving our robot. Never again will I wash those joysticks.