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After week "4" of 1st Regionals, Team 86 is ranked in the upper levels of the 1844 robots that have played in the opening four weeks.
The Contribution to Win Margin (CCWM)
354/1844 or 81%ile at 12.7 points
The Offensive Power Rating (OPR)
488/1844 or~74%ile at 21.7 points
From this data it is easy to see that our scoring problems is our weakness. Expect our new stratergy to double our output which will get us to the 95%ile level or competing at the same level as 1902 Exploding Bacon
Remember we are the little team that could.
This afternoon the driving team and adults watched the Finger Lakes Regional Competition (the only Regional video feed of SIX listed that worksd!!) to see what the competition might be up to. Snacks (?) were provided by Jacob the Weight Nazi (black beans and rice, two kinds of sausage, hyot souce, chips and salsa. He had prepared for a crowd but only a few humans attended, and we felt waaaay obliged to eat every last morsel (BURRRRP!).
Lessons Maybe Learned:
1.) This years game is gonna be a high scoring game.
2.) Only two robots at Finger Lakes climbed to Zone 3.
3.) Only one of those could put frisbees into the top of the Great Pyramid.
4.) Streaming video is a pain.
Bedtime for geeks. Many thanks to Jacob for bringing the food, it was great and we all enjoyed it greatly. Burrrp.
Additional Observations by Jacob the Wt Nazi
What did you observe from the webcasts Saturday? Here are some ideas
1. A 30 pt climber is a liability since a good shooter and a 10 point climber can do a lot of scoring in a 3 vs 2
2. Winning Alliances scored 30 to 40 points in Autonomous
3. Very few teams can score on top the pyramid with 4 red/blue frisbees
4. A full court shooter is good ~1/3 of the time
5. From Chief Delphi - G30 infractions are not being called consistently
6. Refs should use a sheet of paper to determine a lift
7. From Chief Delphi request a review immediately after a round before they lock the scores
8. The automatic scorer does not count correctly - keep a manual score sheet for each round
9. Problems with carpet getting torn
10. Having a robot that picks up frisbees from the floor could be a big item if it is a good shooter
11. Pushing a robot into the pyramid leg can cause a tip over.
12. A short robot stopped a 30 point climb by pushing
13. From Chief Delphi - do not shoot side by side into the same goal- use different angles
14. From Chief Delphi - frisbees are blocking feeding stations
OK One last chance
Our t-shirt guy said we could have until Monday morning so you have until Sunday night to sign up for your and your families shirts.
click on the above link, fill out the form and "send this to dave".
Only 37 of the students have submitted their info. Please contact you deadbeat friends (translated "don't read the website") that have not logged on in more than 4 or 5 days and get them to order their shirts.
Just in: a new scholarship for a FIRST competition that is JnJ sponsored (like Team Resistance!!) Contact ME if interested. You have a good chance towin since it is ONLY for a JnJ FIRST student.
I’d like to invite you to apply for the inaugural Gary Warren Annual FIRST Scholarship. Established in memory of Gary Warren, an unwavering supporter of the FIRST program for nearly 15 years, this scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior on a Johnson & Johnson-sponsored FIRST team who, over the course of their involvement has embodied the ideals of the FIRST program, shown dedication to bettering their community and has demonstrated personal and professional growth as a result of their FIRST experience.
Only one application may be submitted per team, so it is the responsibility of each team to determine which student’s application will be submitted for consideration. To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must plan on attending college the following year and entering into a STEM program of study (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded at the winning student’s school’s Scholarship Award Ceremony. To apply for this award, please complete the attached application and questions, obtain required supplemental materials, and submit them to me at email@example.com by April 15th.
I will host a brief online session next Saturday, March 9th during which I will review scholarship details and requirements and answer any questions you may have. Attendance is optional, and meeting details will be communicated next week.
Good luck, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me for further clarification!
Enterprise Regulatory Outreach Coordinator
At about 12:30 PM this Saturday, FIRST will be broadcasting the first weekend's worth of Elimination Competitions on NASA TV. We (Driving Team, Adult Mentors, anyone who wants to join us!) will watch the NASA broadcast here at Chaos Central in order to learn the ins and outs of how the game is really going to be played. This is a huge benefit to the driving team and anyone else who wants to follow the game.
This viewing is mandatory for the Driver/Operator/Human Player Team.
If you plan to join us (everyone else) please RSVP to me at T.Lovelace@comcast.net so I can plan for the appropriate crowd and snacks. TLCG
Please click on the link above and fill out the form, then click the "Send this to Dave" button.
The DEADLINE for submitting your order will be
Thursday 2-28-13 at 10:00 PM.
Sorry for the short notice but the Orlando regional is coming soon. Students and mentors will each receive 2 shirts. You will need to enter a quantity for parents and siblings. Parent and sibling shirts will cost somewhere around $6.50 to $7.00 while team member shirts are free.
Also please give us your suggestions for what tacky saying goes on the front of the shirt under the OHMER. See the forum above.
Please discuss this with all of your teammates at school just to make sure that no one gets left out.
More coming soon
The Dictator says that she and her family will be throwing the Button Pressin' party at her folks place next Sunday, March 3, from 1pm to 3pm. We need quite a few volunteers to help cut art and press buttons. Please RSVP to Elizabeth ASAP!
Also, Check the web site for a tee shirt sign-up form - it will feed AK Dave the data he needs to order. READ THE WEBSITE!!!