Category Archives: Competitions

Qualification Match Schedule for March 25th & 26th – Doswell, VA

Here is the planned schedule of matches:

  • Match 3, Fri 11:14am – RED
  • Match 10, Fri 12:09am – BLUE
  • Match 14, Fri 12:37pm – BLUE
  • Match 22, Fri 2:39pm – RED
  • Match 30, Fri 3:38pm – BLUE
  • Match 36, Fri 4:23pm – BLUE
  • Match 40, Fri 4:54pm – BLUE
  • Match 51, Fri 6:14pm – BLUE
  • Match 57, Sat 9:37pm – RED
  • Match 64, Sat 10:32am – BLUE
  • Match 68, Sat 11:00am – RED
  • Match 71, Sat 11:24am – RED

They are live streaming at http://livestream.com/LeeHartman/centralvaevent and please note that all times are subject to delays.

Qualification Match Schedule for March 5th & 6th

Here is the planned schedule of matches:

  • Match 7, Sat 11:51am – RED
  • Match 11, Sat 12:26am – BLUE
  • Match 17, Sat 1:47pm – RED
  • Match 26, Sat 3:02pm – BLUE
  • Match 32, Sat 3:53pm – RED
  • Match 37, Sat 4:36pm – BLUE
  • Match 44, Sat 5:35pm – RED
  • Match 50, Sat 6:26pm – RED
  • Match 57, Sat 7:25pm – BLUE
  • Match 63, Sun 10:10am – RED
  • Match 70, Sun 11:12am – BLUE

They are live streaming at http://www.firstchesapeake.org/events/district-events/northern-va and please note that all times are subject to delays.

2016 Animation Award

Team 116 and the Underground Society of Animators (USA) have handed over the reigns of the animation competition to AutomationDirect, where it is now officially known as the Dave Lavery Animation Award, named for our very own Lead Enginerd! We are incredibly proud to have partnered with AutomationDirect and look forward to seeing this year’s crop of student animations.

The official rules are available here, and you can discuss the rules and competition over at Chief Delphi. Good luck and happy animating!

FTC 519 Advances to Virginia States

For the TL;DR people, the short story is that Epsilon Delta Too, Herndon High School FTC Team 519 is advancing to the Virginia State competition, because of winning the first place Inspire Award at the Northern VA Qualifier held on December 12th!

FTC 519 Battlefield Pirate Theme

For those who want more of a play-by-play, continue reading… although don’t expect a dynamic-duo novel extraordinaire 😉

Continue reading FTC 519 Advances to Virginia States

Team 116 Competes at IROC

Yesterday Epsilon Delta attended  Team 1885 ILITE Robotics’ IROC Offseason Competition.  We had a blast taking our 2014 season robot for a final spin, and also got to share the new controls system with even more local teams.

It was a day of high energy not just in competition, but in other activities like launching Sky Robots.

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In the competition however, we had lots of members who wanted the opportunity to drive the robot and see what it’s like behind the glass, so those who wanted to, got to take a turn. Many of the students really impressed us with their skill on the field.  At the end of qualifiers we were teamed in the sixth seeded alliance with Team 2537, RAID Robotics.

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Paired up with 2537, we won against the third, and second seeded alliances winning us a place in the finals! Tension ran high as both alliances had each won a round, but unfortunately we lost the deciding match.

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Although we didn’t win, we still got to bring home hardware, and had loads of fun competing once more with the Angry Nerd. Thank you to 2537, 1885, and all the other teams participating for an amazing time. See you next year!

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DC Regional – Mar 29 and 30 – See 116 compete!

Here is our match schedule for Friday and Saturday:

Friday (Mar 29)

09-Q 116 4242 1849 709 1731 2121 10:19am
16-Q   4456 1446 116 138 611 2974 11:15am
26-Q  2186 2630 1123 116 4464 422 1:53pm
36-Q 623 79 4137 116 1915 2630 3:13pm
45-Q  1195 2377 614 4466 612 116 4:25pm
50-Q  2912 4466 1735 166 3941 116 5:05pm

Saturday (Mar 30)

59-Q  116 686 2642 166 1522 2849 9:32am
77-Q  2914 2900 383 709 2534 116 11:56am
84-Q  1719 620 116 1389 2963 2961 11:41am

Webcast

http://robotics.nasa.gov/events/livestream/dcregional.php

The robot is working well, and the few problems we had were quickly fixed.  During our practice matches today, it seems like things were really finally coming together.  In some of the practice matches, we scored 38, 46, and 58 points all by ourselves.  We actually left the pits early tonight, because there was nothing left to fix, and nothing to work on!  If we can keep that up, tomorrow should be pretty interesting.