We were a rookie team last year and we ended up 32nd at Nationals, so if you have any questions other than the ones listed here, please e-mail me and I will try to help you the best I can. I know that the max muzzle velocity is 12 m/s. While at the competition, everyone should have designated jobs (i.e. scouters, drivers, mechanical help, human players, etc.). My recommendation would be to have no more people in the pit than necessary…Our team had a major problem with this. Like I said, please feel free to e-mail me with your questions because we were in your situation last year and I know you really need some help!!!
its great you are so interested in first and i would love to help but alot of your questions are answered in the manual. check the first manual for stuff they just updated some schematics for the field. once again thank you for your interest in first. me and everyone else on Team 1073 FORCE would like to give you are warm welcome. please contact me with any other questions and i will be more than happy to help.
i do know that you cannot use co2 gas for propulsion
Just letting you know, you have to read the manual first. My personal pet peeve is when rookie teams and rookies in general do not read the manuals and search the Q&A System for their answers BEFORE asking us or the Q&A System questions. It really bothers me.
If you have questions, you NEED to check the manuals and/or the Q&A System. The link for the system is located in the manual section on the FIRST website.
Hey Dorienne 007 why don’t you go speak whale and get off my back, ok. Like I have time to read the manual when our team is still getting funds to even send 3 people to the competition…
But I will read them, the reason why I asked those questions is so I could get them answered without having to look in the manuals. No one else had a problem helping me, but I guess in your case you seemed to think it was more of a problem.
Again, thanks to eveyone who HELPED me not discouraged me.
RELAX, all! This contest is to learn and TO HAVE FUN! Remember, ALL the teams were rookies once! You’ll get there! You’ve made a good start by finding and getting on chiefdelphi.com. Just roam the FIRST website too and you will get lots of help. The manual and lots of other helps are online there! Team MOE has a great website too!
Just for future reference, I recommend searching the forum before you post a new topic for anything becuase 90% of the time, someone has already started a similar thread that contains loads of information.
Good luck and I hope to see you do well this year.
Your first two questions are about engineering tradeoffs, and ought to be determined by your team as part of your robot design. The rest of them are answered clearly in the manual, and need not be repeated here – especially because most of them have been repeated already.
I would be happy to answer any and all questions you have, in the manual or otherwise email me at JamesBrown830@gmail.com
That said the single thing that will give you the biggest advantage this year is to read the manual, with or with out funds and anything else you will find it extremly helpful. PLease read the manual. THe thing that will make you more useful to your team than if you can secure them $10,000 is to know the rules and prevent them from making a mistake in the design stage that will effect them later.
Some great points, and I am pretty sure all of them are right (it’s not that I’m doubting Dorienne 007, I’m doubting myself). Also, please Search Chief Delphi before posting questions (i.e. starting a new thread). If too much repetition happens, the forums will be jumbled. If too much repetition happens, the forums will be jumbled.
The ARENA section is best for finding information about the arena.