2 FRC Robots to play the 2014 FRC game in 72 hours?! The entire process documented online and streamed live to the world?! It’s VEXpro Build Blitz!
Longtime FRC mentors and professional engineers Paul Copioli and John V-Neun will each be leading their own dream teams of FRC mentors and students when they compress the 6-week FRC Build Season into 72 hours.
The teams will watch FRC Kickoff and then commence the Build Blitz at 12p Central on Saturday January 4th. Follow all of the action live at BuildBlitz.comwith live video streams, commentary, blog updates and more.
Also get updates on Facebook and Twitter:
-Updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuildBlitz
-Updates on Twitter: @BuildBlitz, @TeamCopioli, @TeamJVN
We’ll be updating this post and the site constantly as we get ready to go. Let us know if there is anything you want to see or have any questions for us.
The site has been updated recently with much more content, including a schedule and information on judging, one of the main things the community has been curious about.
One of the goals of Build Blitz is a heavy emphasis on process and documentation for teams to use as a resource after the fact. Code will probably fall under that umbrella - however, it’s worth noting that the teams will both be using the VEX Cortex Microcontroller instead of the FRC control system. See Team JVN’s first blog post for more details on this (and a few other) decisions.
I would like an in-depth breakdown of the game itself from their perspective more so than any physical robot. I would like what scores they think will be needed to win a match. Design specific strategies as well. A couple pages of their infinite wisdom on this would be very valuable!!
I’m super pumped about seeing what these two amazing teams come up with. The high quality production so far has been a huge plus, and could even lay the grounds for this becoming something that people outside of FIRST follow.
The Team JVN and Team Copioli streams will stay focused on their teams 24/7 and the main Build Blitz live stream will switch between them and feature the live look-ins and Q&As and other highlight videos throughout the Build Blitz.
Really interesting discussions so far, but its been very hard to hear most of the people talk, especially on the JVN feed. The Copiloli feed has been easier to listen to (small room), but can’t really hear much on the JVN feed.
As you know Mike and I are here in Texas to cover this event for the FRC community. Our job is to bring as much of the action to you as possible. If you want to pose a question to any of the team members Mike and I will be able to ask it for you during the LIVE segments we’re doing throughout the event. There’s several ways for you to get your questions to us.
Tweet @buildblitz or use #buildblitz and include your question