Thanks to everyone in the community supporting this event. It’s a crazy undertaking and I’m so glad everyone has been so accepting of it. The practice match portion of the event will be streamed, so that’s from 1 pm - 4 pm. From 4 pm - 4:30 pm we will have award ceremonies.
Hopefully this can plant a seed for future growth and strengthening of teams across southern new york.
Thank you so much to all of the teams that came and all of the parents, students, and mentors that made this event possible. I had an absolute blast and despite falling asleep in the volunteer lounge shortly after the close of the event, I am so ready to see this happen again next year.
We apologize the stream may have been a little low res, we didn’t have access to ethernet and had to use a hotspot. Definitely an improvement for next year. The field elements were a couple inches off at any given time, and again something we would want to fix for next year.
My favorite part was when the scale tipped over and fell on my team’s bot. For some reason my first instinct was to scream “that looks like a field fault.” We need to make that a gif and meme it as hard as possible, if it already hasn’t been.
Matches will hopefully uploaded hopefully tomorrow - we’ll keep you posted on those. I’m sure teams may learn a lot by watching a couple rounds we have taped. FUN will be going through to parse the matches - we only got in 15. I think Tyler mentioned that he would have them tomorrow so I’ll repost the link.
Oh goodness - so many tweaked elevators due to the scale. After what I saw at SpecCheck and from the teams we work with, there will be major congestion issues when trying to get around the scale. I will stand by my earlier statement that nimble switchbots/everybots are going to be the some of the first off the shelf come alliance selections.
I don’t even know where to begin apologizing for this…but we will def help repair any damages that occurred
Let us be the example that prevents this from happening out there for the rest of the season!
Also so everyone knows, that isn’t our actual competition robot, that’s last years practice bot with a prototype elevator bolted onto it ( which is why it doesn’t fit into starting configuration for those that had questioned that ), our actual competition robot is a scale bot that fits perfectly under the scale when it’s low and between that and coming out of auto for the first time ever, well let’s just say there was some miscommunications
Also all of us at 271 would like to thank the Regal Eagle’s for hosting this event we had a blast and learned a lot, like running 2 different bots in back to back matches for a few hours straight is a major strain on batteries. But we’re looking forward to doing this again in the future and would love to help out if you need anything!
Thank you so much for hosting. We appreciate your patience and support as we dealt with unexpected issues throughout the day. It was a huge learning experience for us, and livestream internet is 100% an area of improvement we’re working on for next year.
We apologize for the poor stream quality. I am collecting any match videos parents and students may have. I expect to have those uploaded to either YouTube or a Google Photos Folder by Wednesday.