the book

with all the regionals awards given out who do you think will make the book???

Shaun

Wow, I nearly forgot about that. But I think 233 will make it in. They had a pretty awesome robot. I just don’t know if they won any awards…

I think most teams that apply will make it in because most teams who are eligible won’t apply.

I don’t know about who’ll be in it, but I am eagerly awaiting its release! I didn’t have enough time at VCU to examine the other 'bots, and I was just starting to when we were picked for elims, so I had to drop what I was doing and fix the robot.

Don’t be too eager. It’s not due out until September 2007. :slight_smile:

Given their performance and all around awesomeness, one of the triplets will make it in.

Jeff,

Despite our successes, the triplets only won a single technical award. Team 1114 took home the Innovation in Control award at GLR. At both Waterloo and Toronto the three teams were shut out. Thanks for the comment about our all around awesomeness, unfortunately not everyone saw it this way.

Team 1114 will be making a submission for the book, and we hope that we can be honoured with the other excellent designs of 2006.

But there is still the Championship…

Heres a list of the teams that won one of the qualifying awards at the regionals:

133, 225, 1541, 997, 599, 494 (3x),
1126, 1649, 1114, 1391, 1609, 195, 1272, 1629, 240, 111 (2x), 116, 1280,
233, 114 (3x), 375, 500, 696, 1219, 1574, 159, 296, 987, 418, 68 (2x), 103, 1272,515, 322, 66, 381, 357, 291, 528, 1319, 422, 343, 16, 231, 148, 704, 118,1883, 25, 230, 597, 217, 610, 378, 1241, 854, 1353, 935, 1216, 1977, 1636,1582,1947, 1937, 1942, 1091, 862, 1732, 1901, 188, 772, 968, 599, 330 (2x),294, 417, 102, 358, 329, 334, 348, 596, 694, 701, 852, 959, 100, 571, 122,467, 157, 649, 604, 192, 590, 538, 1127, 1261, 151, 74, 1213, 1736,1286, 123 (2x), 33 (2x), 703, 484, 56, 237, 709, 1024, 868 (2x), 1501,1502,126, 237, 20, 157, 1182, 171, 1315, 1635, 1629, 393, 1038, 322, 302, 308,710, 190, 86, 108, 191, 578, 1559, 467, 48, 1008, 70, 1324, 207, 987, 1346, 948,1510, 975, 834, 1086, 343, 103, 486, 637, 293, 562, 549, 58, 138

I tried to mark all the multiple winners with (#x) but I may have just listed a few of them more than once.
Too much free time… :rolleyes:

294 is eligible twice… and we will most definately be applying.

FYI,You listed 114 three times instead of giving them the 3x multiplier

Not sure if we’ll make it, but 322 is definitely applying for inclusion for both the Motorola Quality Award (at GLR) and the GM Industrial Design Award (last weekend at WMR). Either way, it is really neat just to be in consideration. I’m proof-reading our submission right now, and I just really enjoy reading about the thought processes folks go through when designing and building these machines. I’m so curious to read about other teams. It’s going to be a really cool book when it is finally published.

Such a long list, and yet I believe there is still one missing. 121 won the Industrial Design award at Boston. Impressive list though; some big names on it (some with multiple wins). Congrats to all the other winners and good luck to those who take the plunge and send in a submission.

Good job putting that together Joe. Yes, you have way too much free time. You need a puppy. :smiley:

On thursday we put 694’s submission together. We had a sweatshop of engineers writing the stuff :stuck_out_tongue: . All the files are done and ready, pictures printed and labelled, padded envelope has address, authorization thing filled out, all that is to be done is cd making and stamping the envelope and we’re good.
I spent 12.5 hours at another member’s house putting it all together (I left to walk home through the streets of nyc at 1AM =X haha)
can’t wait to find out if we make it, 2007 is a long way away!

Here is the list condensed and numerical order:
16, 20, 25, 33 (2x), 48, 56, 58, 66, 68 (2x), 70, 74, 86, 100, 102, 103 (2x), 108, 111 (2x), 114 (3x), 116, 118, 121, 122, 123 (2x), 126, 133, 138, 148, 151, 157 (2x), 159, 171, 188, 190, 191, 192, 195, 207, 217, 225, 230, 231, 233, 237 (2x), 240, 291, 293, 294, 296, 302, 308, 322 (2x), 329, 330 (2x), 334, 343 (2x), 357, 358, 375, 378, 381, 393, 417, 418, 422, 348, 467 (2x), 484, 486, 494 (3x), 500, 515, 528, 538, 549, 562, 571, 578, 590, 596, 597, 599 (2x), 604, 610, 637, 649, 694, 696, 701, 703, 704, 709, 710, 772, 834, 852, 854, 862, 868 (2x), 935, 948, 959, 968, 975, 987 (2x), 997, 1008, 1024, 1038, 1086, 1091, 1114, 1126, 1127, 1182, 1213, 1216, 1219, 1241, 1261, 1272 (2x), 1280, 1286, 1315, 1319, 1324, 1346, 1353, 1391, 1501, 1502, 1510, 1541, 1559, 1574, 1582, 1609, 1629 (2x), 1635, 1636, 1649, 1732, 1736, 1883, 1901, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1977

And don’t forget only 30 robots get into the book.

Rockport Publishers will be publishing a book featuring
30 award-winning robots from the 2006 FRC competition
that demonstrate engineering and design excellence.
Each of the robots featured will be documented over
several pages outlining the design and the design
processes used through information and process images
that the FRC teams supply. This book, the only one of its
kind, will offer technology enthusiasts, including FRC
members interested in learning how creative processes
are applied to develop sophisticated robots, with an intimate
understanding of what it took to design and build
these winning robots. The book will be published and
available through major bookstore chains such as
Amazon, Borders, and B&N, as well as around the globe
and possibly in multiple languages, in the fall of 2007.

My votes go to all the teams that one multiple times, 25, 121, 233 just to name a few

yes, but don’t discount those that won but only attended one regional. Some of those designs are probably just as good!

I definately think MOE (365) should be put in. They had an amazing robot who was almost impossible to beat. They were able to do what they were designed to do, and do it well.

Sorry for my ignorance, but how do u determine the eligibility of those robots that may get into the book. I thought only those teams that won one of those Delphi “Driving Tommorow’s Technology” Award, General Motors Industrial Design Award, Motorola Quality Award, Radio Shack Innovation in Control Award, or Xerox Creativity Award are eligible to enter. Well, my team (1635) did not win any one of those, so how does it get on the list?

I think it will be tough to guess how this book will turn out at this point. Based on what we submitted, and we did spend some time on our entry, I think it would be hard to use as is. I believe there’ll be some follow up that will have to happen with the 30 bots that are selected. We got our Quality Award, but I think we impressed the judges the most with our control system and software. Unfortunately the questions for the Quality Award weren’t structured to discuss that aspect and seemed only to stress the robustness of the robot.

Oh well, I look forward to what comes out of all this 18 months from now.