Fast-paced action, intense competition, roaring crowds – think these words describe the latest Lakers game? Actually, we experienced all these things and more when Robolution attended the San Diego Regional FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Championship Tournament held on February 23, 2013 at Madison High School in San Diego. Robolution got a glimpse of life as an FTC team when they attended the event to support Carlsbad High School FTC teams Bambusa and Buffalo Wings. Not only was it exciting to cheer on these talented teams, but it was also inspiring to watch Bambusa and Buffalo Wings in action because they have served as mentors for many robotics clubs and FLL teams in the area. Robolution was lucky to get an up-close look at the robots in the team pits, and was amazed to discover that Xbox controllers were used to maneuver the robots through the FTC Robot Game “Ring It Up.” To score points, the robots were competing against each other to retrieve and place rings in designated areas. However, the format of the tournament involved teams pairing up in alliances and, often, more points could be earned by working together. The FIRST Core Values were put into action with all teams displaying Gracious Professionalism, Coopertition and, above all, having FUN!
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Team Robolution would like to thank all their supporters throughout our FLL season and during the FLL Global Innovation Award voting. We were so excited to finish 9th in the top 10 most voted ideas at the end of the online voting period. We found out on April 1 that we were in the top 20 semi-finalists, who are being considered for the top three finalists.
No matter what the outcome is, we are very grateful to have been given the opportunity to further the awareness about dehydration in the elderly and the HydroBand and also to promote STEM/FIRST. Also, we are glad that the community, both locally and globally, took time to vote and promote our team and other teams. We are all winners, and we wish everyone the best of luck now and in their efforts to develop their “Senior Solution.”
Please, visit http://fllinnovation.firstlegoleague.org/semi-finalists to see the top 20 finalists.
Please, visit http://fllinnovation.firstlegoleague.org/ for further updates regarding the FLL Global Innovation Award.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! AND THANK YOU!
ROBOLUTION, FLL Team 3096, The HydroBand