Hey everyone! Team 79’s annual Tempest in Tampa has risen once again! This competition promotes FIRST, Team 79, and STEM education throughout the event!!! We have competitions for FRC, FTC, FLL, and Vex and other memorable events planned, like for one example: a “lock in” when we can stay up the whole night and then compete Saturday morning the 17th. The location is at the University of Tampa!
Remember the date: September 16th and 17th!
Hope to see all of you guys there!!
I’m really surprised that there are only 19 teams on the list. Florida has only grown in size since the first TNT back in 2007. According to the blue alliance, taking into account for the last two teams who never went to the regional and the 5 that are from out of area, Florida has 56 active teams. I was not on the team for TNT 1, but TNT 2 in 2008 had 26 teams at the event, and there were only 38 active teams in Florida. We should try to encourage more teams to sign up before it gets too late. This event is really fun, and I feel that a first year team that goes to an off season event is much more likely to return the next year.
As of August 16th, there were 19 teams signed up. However, there were 9 teams that have signed up in the past that have not signed up for TNT this year yet. They have told us they probably will. There are another 3 who may sign up.
So, if the 9 that have signed up in the past sign up again, we will have 28 teams, an increase from our last TNT.
The problem this year is that TNT is now in September rather than October, causing some teams to be unable to attend.
Ahh, I see. Well hopefully those 9 teams will all be there, because the way I see it, the more teams the better!! And I’m super excited, shark attack will definitely be re-vamped and ready! Also, when finalized, will the team list be posted here?
So I’ve already “spammed” my own Facebook with posts and comments about how excited I am for TNT this year, but now I get the chance to do so here on Chiefdelphi… so without further to do… **I CAN’T WAIT!!! ** Okay, that is all. ::safety:: :eek: :yikes: :ahh:
TnT is one of the funnest FIRST events, and we can’t wait to play! Does anyone know if the rules will be modified? There were some changes made at IRI that made the game better in my opinion (mini bots weren’t as important, and tube strategy came into play).