First and foremost thank you to all the teams that participated in this year’s Underground Society of Animators Award! The judges at Theory Animation were very impressed with all the submissions and we are happy to announce the winners for each category:
Thank you to the fourteen teams that entered our competition this year! We’re very impressed with the submissions and we know our judges are excited to see them as well. We will announce winners by the end of April 25, 2015.
For those who haven’t heard yet, this past weekend Epsilon Delta competed at the Greater DC Regional where we competed with 47 other FRC teams from all over (even as far as Brazil) and became regional finalists.
This past weekend Epsilon Delta competed at the FRC Orlando Regional hosted at the University of Central Florida, and although the over 26 hours of bus riding was a bit tiresome it was all worth it for such a memorable trip.
This past weekend our sister team, FTC Team 519 Epsilon Delta II, won the Inspire Award at the FTC Eastern Virginia Qualifier which means that they will be moving on to the State level. We want to congratulate them on this accomplishment and wish them the best at their next competition.
Thank you for everyone’s patience! We are happy to announce the new USA Animation Award which is now presented in partnership with AutomationDirect! Make sure to read the new rules posted under our 2015 Animation Competition Page. Good luck to all the teams and make sure to contact us with any questions you have.
The 2015 game was released this past Saturday and Epsilon Delta is well under way in the planning process.
We started the weekend off with our annual Kickoff breakfast where we enjoyed some waffles, games, and the new challenge this year, Recycle Rush!
Students eagerly waiting for “the big reveal”.
The next day we created our mini field and began our “Stubots” strategy planning meeting. During this time students act as the robots in our make-shift field to help us not only better understand the rules of the game, but figure out what does or doesn’t work in it We had lots of fun and began to break down what exactly we want our robot to be able to do. We’re excited to see what this season will bring, and we want to give a big thank you to Team 5338 – Robo Loco for joining us and giving their input on the game as well!
Members act as robots in our annual Stubots meeting
This past Saturday, 116 payed a visit to the other Air and Space museum for the Smithsonian’s Innovation Festival in Washington DC. Along with team 2402, we represented FIRST at the festival for inventions and patents with our Squarebots and enthusiasm.
The next day we helped out our local FLL teams by supporting a mock tournament at Nova Labs where we judged the kids’ projects, robots, and core values and also kept score for the tournament. We were all really impressed with their attention to detail, and the accomplishments of the teams.
We wish all the Nova Labs teams good luck on their upcoming competitions!