After Powerhouse proved our FCS worked, we’ve made a tweak here and there to improve reliability. We have also added a feeder shoot for consistent and continuous loading, something we have been sorely lacking.
In addition, we plan on having our off-board vision tracking system fully functional for automatic alignment for our FCS.
It should be an epic event.
Does anyone know if WRRF got their remaining volunteer slots filled?
They were still looking for someone to “Webcast the event, 1 or 2 Photographers, 4 dedicated Queuing volunteers, 3 Score keepers, and 1 Referee (please note this must be college age or older)” as of this morning.
Well, I’d hope that the winners and finalists will have really earned their place in the finals, just as they would at any event! But, yes, it will be interesting to see how eliminations plays out without a team as completely dominant as 254. All the same, we’ll miss them.
2122 is packing the trailer and loading the robot today! We spent the summer creating a new robot to the extent that the only carryover mechanisms are the drive units. Looking forward to having some fun in Sunnyvale…
I heard 254 couldn’t go because of the government shutdown.
EDIT: IE, I heard that 254 was invited from the waitlist, but couldn’t attend because they couldn’t get their robot out of NASA. I should have elaborated more. I believe it was a Marin County team that had to drop out at the last minute.
The opening isn’t 254. It’s another team. I don’t think 254 would have gone regardless of the shutdown, since they were on the wait list with us a long time before the shutdown was even relevant. Someone from their team can clarify if I’m wrong.