Explorer Post 1010
Botball Robotics 2018
Team 162 

Team Information
  Plan, Mechanical
  Software, Lessons
Project Slideshow
Competition Documents
Game Review
Workshop Slides
Electronic Parts
IGUS Parts
Metal Parts
LEGO Parts
Game Table Build
Regional Teams
Regional Awards
Regional Overall Scores
GCER Slideshow
KIPR Open Rules
Aerial Robot Rules
GCER Awards
GCER Overall Scores
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Explorer Post 1010 registered one team in the 2018 Botball Educational Robotics program. We formed our team in January 2018 and the game for 2018 was revealed. We sent several members to the Botball Workshop at Maryland University in College Park on Saturday/Sunday, February 4/5. Here are the Workshop Slides. The next week we kicked off eight weeks of intensive robot development, culminating in a regional tournament. We built a complete game table in our Johns Hopkins lab room. Following the regional tournament, we prepared for and attended the Botball Global Conference on Educational Robotics in Norman, OK in July.

At the end of the project in August, 2018, we came up with a list of improvements for the program and our team's efforts.

Our Team
Aneesha Tamang
Chase Adams
Dominic Bakos
Dominic Gagliardi
Elvin Liu
Ilan Linshitz
Jacob Barats
Jasper Li
Jennifer Moy
Kiara Jackson
Kristina Znam
Lennard Poliakov
Michael Bock
Samuel Du
Talia Ben-Yosef

Regional Videos
    Presentation (123MB)
    Seeding 1 (80MB)
    Seeding 2 (30MB)
    Double Elimination 1 (93MB)
    Double Elimination 2 (41MB)
        (we should have won this one)

Regional Tournament

The DC regional tournament was held on Saturday, April 7, 8am to 7pm, at Annandale High School in Annandale, VA. Our team had a great documentation score (3rd highest), an average seeding score, but lost the first two double elimination rounds. We had a great on-site presentation. Team 160 came in 16h overall out of 25 teams. Here are the teams, the awards, and the raw overall scores.

Following the event, we came up with comments to help us with GCER.

The Game Board
 Game Table

GCER Team 

Global Conference and Tournament

Team 160 entered the Global Conference on Educational Robotics, held in Indian Wells, CA, July 24 to July 30. It was an active schedule in very hot weather.

We learned some good lessons. We had a perfect score in the onsite presentation. We came in 25th out of 61 in seeding. The did poorly in the double seeding and double elimination rounds, ending up 41st out of 61 teams. Here are the awards, and overall scores.

GCER Videos:
    Practice (22MB)
    Seeding 1 (94MB)
    Seeding 2 (82MB)
    Seeding 3 (89MB)
    Double Seeding (90MB)
    Double Elimination (96MB)

We also had an adult team (Robot Power) entered in the KIPR Open robotics competition held during the conference. The competition procedures were very different from Botball and past KIPR Open competitions. There were three missions and you could run for five minutes on each mission. You could do the same mission for several times, taking the best run as your score. While we didn't do that great, the other team did worse, and we won the overall competition. They may not do this competition again next year. We considered entering the Aerial Robot competition but just didn't have enough interest or time.

KIPR Open Videos:  
    Mission 1 Round 2 (79MB)
    Mission 3 Round 4 (44MB)

KIPR Open Table
KIPR Open Game Board


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Last Updated on September 3, 2018