Does anyone know if all the numbers are used to assign teams? I was told that number such as 911 and 666 were not used, but do not believe him. So, can anyone settle our debate ($5 is on the line)?
seems logical that 666 would not be seeing as all of the negative connotations that go along with it. and it would sound odd to be hearing people chant 9 11.
A simple visit to thebluealliance.net says no to both. They were never teams.
not necessarily, what if the teams disbanded before 2006? then thebluealliance.net wouldnt have them
yes, I went to thebluealliance.net but wasn’t sure if that means they were never a team or not a team within the past 3 years (which is as far back as bluealliance goes)
True, i forgot when that was started.
Using the team list would be a more reliable source.
FIRST has no data for either. Just change the team name in the URL to get the data you need.
There is also no page for 3 and 15, just to name a few.
Indeed, the entire TBA information database scrapes data off of the FIRST website and has doneso since ~Summer 2007, so if they don’t have it we don’t have it. Although FIRST does include disbanded teams for award / attendance purposes, they are sometimes unreliable on data (Team 1547, Waldo, did not win Regional Woodie Flowers @ Israel in 2006 - 1574 did). So their data should be taken with a grain of salt for details, but for overall team existence, ought to be fine.
I’m not sure about 911, but there was never a 666. Given the lack of usfirst.com page for 911, I would tend to think there was never a 911 either. 3 and 15 can be explained for the fact there are no pages for teams that were defunct before around 2002ish (not sure exact year when current FIRST incarnation of TIMS data was displayed on FIRST website). Teams like 225, 616, and 510 who have become defunct recently still have pages.
Team 1337 isn’t on there, despite rumors that it was in Germany.
I find it odd, however that there is no 1338 listed. Does that mean they disbanded without winning any awards?
The FIRST website does not have data for teams that they consider disbanded (I believe the criteria is inactive for at least three years). For example, team 72, the original FIRST team in North Carolina, is not in FIRST’s database anymore. In fact, you’ll notice that there are a huge number of low team numbers for which the FIRST database has no data.
There was no information about a team 666 or 911 on FIRSTwiki
I looked that up on the first wiki one day and actually came across this article. http://www.firstwiki.net/index.php/Team_number If you read the last line it says that team numbers 666 and 911 were never assigned.
i know for a FACT that there was never a 666 because FIRST would not give that number
My mentor called and made a special request for that number (666) :-P, FIRST refused to give that number so he got 665 instead, (which then was PHAT, now is known as MEYHAM).
was there ever a team 13?, he mentioned FIRST never gave that number out either…
Not listed on FIRSTWiki.
Yep, here’s some more team info. from the old FIRST databases without all the missing parts http://www.team358.org/files/team_lookup/
As Chris pointed out we know of lots of FIRST data entry errors, but nothing major. Some rookie years messed up, events & awards mislabeled.
Team Number: 13 Team Name: Baxter Healthcare Corporation & Johnsburg HS & Lake County Technical Campus Location: Round Lake, IL, US Rookie Year: 1996 Awards Won: 1998 IL Best Play of the Day Award 1997 N1 Proctor & Gamble Creativity Award 1997 IL Best Offensive Round Events Attended: 1998 IL 1998 N1 1997 N1 1997 IL 1996 N1
Team Number: 3 Team Name: Advance Transformer Company & Broadhead HS & Monroe Senior HS Location: WI, US Rookie Year: 1997 Events Attended: 1998 IL 1998 N1 1997 N1 1997 IL
Team Number: 15 Team Name: Baxter Fenwal San German & Lola Rodriguez De Tio HS Location: San German, PR, US Team Motto: When you believe in yourself there are no limits! Robot Name: Coqui Rookie Year: 1997 Awards Won: 2000 LI Most Photogenic Award 2000 LI #1 Seed 1999 FL Xerox Creativity Award 1999 N1 Outstanding Defense 1997 N1 Most Photogenic Award 1997 IL DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit Award Events Attended: 2000 N1 2000 LI 1999 N1 1999 FL 1998 N1 1998 IL 1997 N1 1997 IL
Team 1337 registered but never competed:
Team Number: 1337 Team Name: Gymnasium der Mariannhiller Missionare Location: Reken, NRW, DE Robot Name: Sir Anthony Rookie Year: 2004
Team Number: 1338 Team Name: Lockheed Martin/NASA/Ball Aerospace/Hewlett Packard/Information Handling Systems/Dillon Software/University of Denver/Lander Dental/General Electric Rail & Eaglecrest High School Location: Aurora, CO, US Team Motto: Raptors Rule Robot Name: Raptor 1 Rookie Year: 2004 Events Attended: 2004 Colorado Regional
Team Number: 72 Team Name: Harding University HS/ Precision Dynamics Location: NC, US Rookie Year: 1997 Events Attended: 1998 N1 1997 N1
I think it is important to note that team #'s in 1998 were assigned by sponsor. Thus all Motorola teams were in the first and second decade above 100. Thus team 111 was in the middle of the 108-113 range.