We had a scouting session today to watch how the game looks, and test out our scouting sheets.
It’s hard to focus on only one robot, so we plan to keep watching more matches over the march break, and we’ll try out the revised scouting sheets for the week 4 regionals.
We have an “El-Toro” intake system….and some of our scouts seem to be looking rather “El-toro” themselves.
All scouting practices go better with cake…. Specially when celebrating university acceptances!
Our drive team and programmers are also hard at work this evening, we’re fine tuning some code, experimenting with some potential mechanical modifications, and getting our drive team lots of time on the controls.
Many thanks to our school, KCVI, and the Limestone District School Board for their continued support of our team. We are happy that they are sponsoring us this season and we plan to represent them well at Rochester and Windsor.
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As week 1 competitions begin tomorrow we’re getting prepared to scout them!
Many of our team members are new, so they don’t know what to expect. We tried to explain and describe what happens at competition, and outline what scouting will happen when.
With our large numbers we’ll have a team of 12 match scouts (6 working at a time) scouting the 6 robots on the field. Each scout will fill out a paper form to record the robot performance. After each match the papers will get entered into a database that is operated by two of our team members.
We learned how to fill in the sheets today.
We’ll meet Friday after school to scout the first regionals and to get used to the pacing and the paperwork.
We made a list of which teams we’ll see at Rochester and Windsor, and hopefully we’ll get some insight by watching them!
Match scouts have some homework: read and know the rules regarding penalties and fouls, and assists.
Our pit scouts also met today. We have enough people at competition to send a team around the pit area at competition and talk to other teams, and learn about their robots. We practiced pit scouting some of our old robots today.
Pit scouts often will get good ideas for robot designs in years to come!
The Chairman’s also met today to work on the presentation
We’re working in smaller groups until competition, K-Bots please check the schedule on our calendar, your email, and facebook!
What a treat to see K-Botics written about in the news today!
Here’s the link to the letter to the editor, and also the image file
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We look forward to meeting with our scouting team tomorrow after school to prepare for Friday when we’ll be watching webcasts of week 1 regionals and scouting those matches.
It takes a lot of coffee to power our team!
Specially when we’re staying up until midnight!
More alumni came to join us tonight for the bag and tag excitement.
The robot is shooting well, driving well, and what’s best is that its twin is too!
We have twins this year, affectionately known as Happy Feet and Flappy Bird.
We had Happy Feet in the bag 10 minutes before midnight.
We’re hoping to keep working with Flappy Bird until our competitions in March and April.
Thanks to everyone for the support through build season. It’s been the hardest fun ever, and there’s still more to come!
School buses are not running today. Schools remain open. Be safe on the roads!