Anybody have any idea what the topic or theme will be this year? I guess we’ll find out on the 6th.
Autodesk asked us to give suggestions at the end of the '06 season. I suggested they open it up to ANY subject related to science or technology. I think this would result in entries with a lot more variety & creativity.
Well it is the 6th :ahh: In the manual it says to go to the autodesk website to see the theme, but I dont see it there, maybe they havent posted it? It seems like everything for this award is downgrading… (or shifting)
I am not completely sure but unfortunately maybe their focus is shifting away from FIRST seeing as they took regional prizes away, and that they are a bit late in updating their website when the game has been released and students are already starting on their submissions.
I’ve been seeing this since the start of the removal of regional wawrds… actually, even before then I still had that idea due to the non-influence it had to the regionals I was a part of. It just didn’t seem to be a big part of the competition.
Really, please don’t get too worked up about this. We start our season the minute the broadcast ends and we turn to the people next to us with a sudden flow of ideas.
The rest of the world begins their work on Monday morning at the start of business hours.
Even if Autodesk doesn’t consider it as urgent as we do, and even if they’re wrong to do this, it’s not unreasonable to wait until Monday.
Don’t forget that Autodesk still doesn’t have to do ANYTHING for us if they don’t want to–they’ve already given us FIRSTbase, free copies of expensive software, and training materials–even if they’ve had some shortcomings this year, it’s not like they’re giving up on FIRST.
I’m not really getting worked up… I’m still going to do the animation just as continued… I’m just having bad feelings in the long run… and over here right now as I type, we’re getting worked up with the design of the robot. It happens, so worry if I act that way. Let’s have fun this year, and good luck! Can’t wait to see all of the animations this year.
yeah, the AVA has never really come across as a major focus of FIRST… so I’m not really surprised that we don’t have a topic yet. Besides, they haven’t given us a deadline either as far as I know, so it really doesn’t matter how long they delay announcing the topic as long as they give us a reasonable time period to work on it.