GTR Practice Day 2011


It was a cold and slushy drive for our team this morning. Many thanks to everyone for waking up early to ensure we got into the pits on time and set up quickly.

setting up

As the day went on more and more carpools arrived…and our scouting team mobilized to chat with all of the other teams about their robots. Pit scouting is very important. We can get a close up look at the robots and interact with the teams. There are teams from far and wide that have come to compete. We’ve noticed a Mexican team near by that has been chanting and singing all day!

scoutsOur robot was one of the earliest on the field. We passed inspection quickly, and have been fine tuning programming for autonomous mode and attaching our new minibot deployment system.

robotWe vastly improved our lunch time routine. This year we offered three restaurant choices, and got cash in advance, then brought a marker to label everyone’s sandwich/burger order with their name so we could distribute them with minimal chaos.cyberfalcons

It is fun to be neighbors with our rookie friends both in the pits and in the stands. We can share our tools and pool our resources for scouting.

pitThe afternoon proved interesting: we improved our minibot deployment once again.  We dealt with some pneumatic leaks, and we had plenty of knitting lessons in the stands!

family dinnerOur big purple family had dinner together at Swiss Chalet tonight.  We’ve never had a reservation for 48 before!  It was lots of fun–we celebrated RJ’s birthday with a song and a sundae complete with candle.

happy birthdayPits open tomorrow at 8AM.  Stay tuned to the webcast to see us in action!

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10 Responses to GTR Practice Day 2011

  1. Here are some online resources:

    Streaming: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/first-robotics-greater-toronto-regional-2011

    Schedule: http://www2.usfirst.org/2011comp/events/ON2/schedulequal.html

    Summary of 2809 in Seeding Round (these are estimated times)
    Time, Game #, Red Team, Blue Team
    Friday
    9:44 AM 2 2809 1835 2056 610 1305 3533
    10:29 AM 7 3571 1219 2809 3382 1310 3531
    11:23 AM 13 3387 2809 3739 771 1334 3590
    1:45 PM 22 3541 1305 3550 3590 2386 2809
    2:30 PM 27 3543 1846 3664 1547 2809 1334
    2:57 PM 30 2809 2076 2935 3590 1547 2852
    4:00 PM 37 3533 2809 3710 865 771 1547
    5:12 PM 45 1846 1325 2056 3161 771 2809
    Saturday
    9:43 AM 48 1219 2076 1221 854 772 2809
    11:03 AM 58 2634 781 772 610 2809 3543

  2. First game win 66 – 42 Good work 2809!

  3. Second game win 34 – 0 Including 6 for an autonomous ubertube!

  4. Third game loss 33 – 70. Close game bit we needed to get a mini bot up.

  5. Very close but Forth game is a win – 50 to 48

  6. Fifth game awesome win – 62 to 29. That puts KCVI 2809 in 3rd place half way through the qualification rounds.

  7. Tough loss in Game Six – 32 to 38. That drops us down to seventh place. Four more games 2 today and 2 tomorrow morning.

  8. Yeah! A win in number seven – 27 to 0 and all the points scored by 2809! And that puts us back in 3rd place.

  9. Well that was a tough loss against a very good 2056 – 35 to 119. Last match today. We are in eighth place.

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