What is everyones strategy?

Posted by Justin Hirt at 2/7/2001 3:33 PM EST

Student on team #116, Epsilon Delta, from Herndon High School and NASA Headquarters.

As the 6 weeks of building near their conclusion and FIRST robots across the nation begin to be assembled, I begin to wonder what everybody’s strategy is. Are more teams concerned with getting more multipliers or a higher base score? Do most of the robots in the competition have huge arms for manipulation balls or small ones for manipulating goals? I would appreciate any comments anyone may have. Thank you and God speed.

Justin
Coach of team 116

Posted by Rich at 2/7/2001 4:23 PM EST

Engineer on team #334, BTHS Knights, from Brooklyn Tech. HS and Con Ed, SIAC Keyspan.

In Reply to: What is everyones strategy?
Posted by Justin Hirt on 2/7/2001 3:33 PM EST:

We are planning to avoid all balls (they consume too much time) and get the higher time and goal multipliers. If necessary, we can handle a couple of big balls with a single arm.

This will require ALL of the teams in the Alliance to agree on this strategy.

(see previous message “the ideal game”)
What do you think?

Team#334

Posted by Chris Hibner at 2/8/2001 3:31 PM EST

Coach on team #308, Walled Lake Monster, from Walled Lake Schools and TRW Automotive Electronics.

In Reply to: What is everyones strategy?
Posted by Justin Hirt on 2/7/2001 3:33 PM EST:

:Do most of the robots in the competition have huge arms for manipulation balls or small ones for manipulating goals?

What’s wrong with big arms for manipulating goals? :slight_smile: