Saturday, April 6, 2013

Last Day of Regionals

Today was an interesting day for us at the FIRST Robotics Crossroads Regional. We only had three chances to play today in order to make a total of 10 qualification matches. These rounds are so that the other teams can see what you can so and so that each team can have a ranking by the end of the day. By the end of our ten matches we won five and we lost five. So that put us right around the 20th ranking spot. Basically the top eight teams get to pick two others to join them to form an alliance in the finals. Then those eight alliances of 24 teams compete in the elimination rounds of the quarter finals, semi finals and one final match to determine which alliance goes on to nationals. Sadly this year we did not get picked to play any of the elimination rounds. There were a lot of great teams out there this weekend, and we just weren't ready for it, but we gave it a good try! And we all learned something and had a good time out there as well. So now from here we get a week or so off then we will start meeting one day a week to work on random projects and hopefully do a lot of recruiting and fundraising in that time too! So until next time!

Jessica B.

There will be photos soon to come, but if you are dying to see some of them now, there are a few up on our Facebook page, Team 1720 Phyxtgears.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Day Two!!!

Now we know what we can do and what we are good at. Now the other teams do to, so it can go both ways for us. We have a pretty good chance of being picked for one of the final eight alliances, at least hopefully after today we do. Today we won four out of seven of our matches! And we even got two fun awards for our creative pit design, I guess our lasers are a big hit!

Jessica B.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day One For Crossroads

Well, day one for us went like this: Leave Muncie at 4:30AM. Get to Terre Haute and unload our tools and what not. Set up. Put together the robot. Then make it to one out of our four practice matches for the day. Then test some more on the practice field. So yeah.... that has been it for today. Enjoy the photos! :) And if you can please follow us on Twitter @Team1720 and Like our Facebook page Team 1720 The PhyXTGears!

Jessica B.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

So So Colse!!!

Today is our clean up and pack day! We have been hard at work sweeping, cleaning, and packing for the Crossroads Regional competition. Our robot has been patiently waiting in its bag for the day when it can be unveiled and taken out on the field to compete. We are so so so close!!! The craziness starts at 4:30 AM Thursday. The plan is to clean and pack today, then load up the trailer and pack all of our luggage into cars at Morrison Mock at 4:30 AM Thursday. That we can be pulling out of the parking lot and heading to Rose-Hulman by 5 AM!!! If you want to see a schedule of how things are going to go once we get to regionals click here. Otherwise we will be going from the hotel to the school then back again, and various meals in-between. P.S. our robot now has a name! It was put to a team vote and some of our choices were A.G.R., Bacon, Something Green, T.A.R. (the awesomest robot), and Thing 3. But the winner this year is GreenGo!