Cougar Robotics And Trash Torque Set high score of 591 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 March 2012 20:27

 

 

Well, Finally found a video of the final run and high score!

We took captain of winning alliance at the Kentucky State Tournament! We are now moving on to World Festival! Cool 

 -Philip 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2012 20:36
 
FTC High Scores PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Diamond   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:30
  • 591 points - Cougars 4251 & Trash Torque 3903 2/25/12
  • 584 points - Pandara 506 and Masquerade 4997 2/18/12
  • 504 points - Say Watt? 3539 & Mad Science 4486 2/12/12
  • 444 points - Techno Clovers 4240  & Ozone 2 4154 1/28/12
  • 437 points - G-FORCE 2818 and 4-H Techno Clovers 4240 1/14/12
  • 407 points - Cougars 4251 and PowerStackers 5029 1/14/12
  • 254 points - Say Watt? 3539 and Shenanigans 4356 12/3/2011
 
Cougars win FTC Central Ohio Qualifying Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Diamond   
Sunday, 29 January 2012 22:59

 

The Cougars Robotics Team, FTC team# 4251, won both the Inspire Award and were Captain of the Winning Alliance at the FTC Central Ohio Qualifying Tournament.  The kids went undefeated during the 5 qualifying rounds to be the top seed for the alliance rounds.  During round 2 they set a new National high score of 407 only to have their score beaten minutes later with a 444 coming out of the Newark Delaware tournament.  They went 2-0 in the semi-finals and 2-1 in the finals to win the tournament. The Inspire Award is explained below (directly from the FIRST website). 




A video animation explaining how the robot game works is here ->  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUrKrKj6l-s 
 
And check out the Cougars winning round 3 of the Finals! -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccLhOOKPqkA 
 

Inspire Award

FIRST Tech Challenge Inspire Award

Large TrophyMedalThe Inspire Award is the most prestigious FTC award, and is given to the team that truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program.  The team that receives this award is chosen by the judges as having best represented a role model FIRST Tech Challenge Team.  The team that receives this award is a top contender for all other judging categories and is a strong competitor on the field.

Judges should use match performance, observations made during interviews and in the pit area, and the team’s Engineering Notebook as equal factors in determining the winner of this award.

The Inspire Award winning team will receive an invitation to advance to the next level event.  If presented at a Qualifying Tournament, the team will receive an automatic invitation to participate in a Championship Tournament.  If presented at a Championship Tournament, the team will receive an automatic invitation to participate at the World Championship Event.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 21:20
 
iSPACE Workshop 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Cougars   
Monday, 03 October 2011 21:10
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Starbase Wright-Patt Workshop PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Cougars   
Monday, 03 October 2011 21:04
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  • Exciting Changes to Match Play
    Over the past decade, FIRST® Tech Challenge has continued to grow, serving the FIRST mission of creating excitement and exposing students to the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering and math. With growth, must come change, as most of our community has seen through our evolution of robot technology. We continue to work to make this program more accessible and affordable, while still engaging and challenging students of all skill levels.


    Since the 2015 season, FIRSTTech Challenge has moved away from a centralized control system to the Android based platform you see today. The increased reliability of the Android based/REV platform, is allowing us to improve the flow of the matches. We are making significant and exciting changes that teams and volunteers need to be aware of for the 2017-2018 season.



    Autonomous to Driver Controlled Transition

    Starting in the 2017-2018 season, there will no longer be a hard stop following the autonomous period to transition to the driver controlled period of the match. Once the autonomous portion of the match ends, the emcee/game announcer will tell the teams to pick up their driver station. As a visual cue, the scoring system will display to teams that they must pick up their driver station. Teams will only have 5 seconds to pick up their driver station, so they should make sure to pay close attention! After the 5 seconds, there will be a 3-2-1 countdown and the driver controlled period of the match will begin right away.

    Why make the change?
    • Since the reliability of our technology has come so far, the large gap between autonomous and driver controlled periods of the match is no longer necessary.
    • The game design doesn’t require field reset between the autonomous and driver controlled periods.
    • The shortened break between autonomous to driver controlled period increases engagement by keeping the excitement of the match going.
    • The shortened break will encourage teams to build smarter and create sturdier robots, that can move successfully from autonomous to driver controlled unhindered.
    What does this mean to teams?

    Teams must remember is to keep an eye on the match timer display, and listen for the cues from the Emcee or Game Announcer to pick up their driver stations. The transition will happen quickly, and the scoring system will automatically run the rest of the match. Since the robots are not tied directly to the scoring system, teams must make sure they are ready to run their driver controlled programs after the 3-2-1 countdown.

    How does this impact the number of matches played?

    This will not impact the number of matches played at an event. From League Meets to State Championships, teams will still be able to play between 5 and 6 matches, depending on the specific tournament. Teams will still receive a minimum of 7 minutes between each match. Super Regionals and World Championship events will have additional matches. The number of matches at these events will be announced at a later date.

    Up righting/Untangling/Reconnecting Robots

    Because of the shortened transition from autonomous to driver controlled period, field personnel will no longer enter the field to upright or untangle any robots. Robots that have lost connections will not be reconnected by the Field Technical Adviser. Teams should take this into consideration when building and designing their robot.

    If you have any questions about the new changes to our match play format please email ftcteams@firstinspires.org. Happy Relic Recovering!

    Click here to watch the New Changes to  Match Play video on YouTube!
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