FTC Logo Explorer Post 1010
FIRST Tech Challenge 2018
Rover Ruckus Logo

Team Information
Team Registration
Engineering Notebook
Program Slideshow
 Code: Hardware
 Code: Teleop
 Code: Autonomous
Challenge Documents
Game Manual 1
Game Manual 2
Field Inspection Checklist
Robot Inspection Checklist
Game Video
Field Setup Guide
Field Reset Document
Related Links
FTC Information
Maryland FIRST
Modern Robotics
REV Robotics
AndyMark Robotics
Previous Years
FTC 2017
FTC 2016
FTC 2015
FTC 2014
FTC 2013
FTC 2012

Explorer Post 1010 registered one team in the 2018 FIRST Tech Challenge robotics program. The theme and title of the challenge is Rover Ruckus Recovery. We are Team 6417 - the Blu Cru.

We kicked off our effort in early September 2018. We built a starter robot to test out some ideas, and then built our final robot with new parts. Here is a video of our first drive chain.

We signed up for two qualifier tournaments, Walt Whitman High School on Sunday, December 9, and the Bullis School on Sunday, January 20.

To prepare for the tournament, we created an engineering notebook, and prepared a presentation board for team judging at the tournament.
Program Slideshow

Team 6417
Ben Ganelin
Ragini Balachandran
Caroline Dinh
Gunvir Lubana
Vinamr Pemmaraju
Lucas Perkins
Peampat Suphaphon
Thomas Ajala
William Metelko
Jonathan Zhang
Rohit Harapanhalli
Sebastian Bolatto
Connor Gregory

We didn't score great at Walt Whitman HS on December 9, but we receiving the third place Inspire award and the first place Connect award. Doing outreach is important, These awards gave us an advancement to the State finals on March 3.

Here is a video of our first round. We could not hang on the Lander but got a few points in the Autonomous period and moved a few elements to the depot. In our second round we had problems with the arm falling off.

We continued with outreach activities during the winter, demonstrating our robot at local schools and letting kids try to drive,
On January 12, 2018, Team 6417 headed to the Bullis School in Potomac. We scored much higher and were selected for the finals. We took first in the Think award, and third in Inspire again.

Here is a video of our first round. We hung up on the Lander and were awarded a Yellow Card. In our second round we did better and finally hung on the Lander.

On March 3, 2018, Team 6417 headed to the Maryland State FTC Championship. We had many issues with the robot and do not have any useful videos.

We decided we will do better next year with these comments.


Copyright 2019 Explorer Post 1010
Last Updated on September 8, 2019