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FIRST Tech Challenge 2020
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Team Information
Team Registration
Team Portfolio
    1st Qualifier
    2nd Qualifier
Program Slideshow
Presentation Script
 
Challenge Documents
Game Manual Traditional
    Part 1, Part 2
Game Manual Remote
    Part 1, Part 2
Field Inspection Checklist
Robot Inspection Checklist
Game Video (YouTube)
Field Assembly Guide
Field Setup Guide
Field Reset Guide
Navigation Targets
Cloud Scoring Guide
Remote Field Requirements
Remote Score Sheet
 
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Explorer Post 1010 registered Team 6417 the Blu Cru in the 2020 FIRST Tech Challenge robotics program. The theme and title of the challenge was Ultimate Goal.

In the spring of 2020 Maryland FTC was absorbed into FIRST Chesapeake organization. And because of the pandemic, the process for regional competitions were revised. The traditional competitions were converted to hybrid or remote.

We kicked off our effort in early September. We set up a field in the Rockville Science storefront, given the library was closed. We were only able to recruit one new member. We ordered some new parts, but built an initial robot mostly out of parts from last year.
FTCTeam


Team 6417
Caroline Dinh
Catherine Qu
Erica Herrera
Lucas Perkins
Nandita Gallacher
Peampat Suphaphon
We had many concerns on when and how we would compete. We met at the storefront but not as often as we needed and with participation issues. We conducted a few outreach activities, including a class in programming Python. But the pandemic kept us out of the schools and other opportunities.

We signed up for two qualification tournaments in January and February, that would be conducted following a hybrid format in Fulton Maryland. As the competitions got closer, we switched to running the matches ourselves remotely in the Center's storefront.

The first remote qualifier was held during the week of January 23 to January 31 (17 teams). We ran our matches on the half field at the Rockville Science Center storefront. We submitted documentation for the Code and Control awards. We were finalist for the Connect Award. Our team ranking was 7th place. Here is a list of all the awards.

We participated in the second remote qualifier two weeks after the first (36 teams). We again submitted documentation for the Control award. We again used the field at the Science Center. Our scores were much improved, especially the teleop ring scoring. Our team ranking was 5th place. We received feedback on our portfolio.

                               Program Slideshow
  FTC Field

  First Qualification Remote Event
run
(video)
auto teleop score notes
wobble shot line goal goal end
high middle high middle wobble shot
1 (YouTube) 15 15 5 0 0 0 12 20 15 82  
2 (YouTube) 15 15 0 0 0 0 24 40 15 109  
3 (YouTube) 15 15 5 0 0 0 8 40 15 98 dropped battery
4 (YouTube) 15 15 5 0 0 0 24 40 0 99  
5 (YouTube) 15 0 0 12 0 0 0 40 0 67 ring stuck
6 (YouTube) 15 0 5 0 0 24 0 40 30 114 best run 
  90 60 20 12 0 24 68 220 75 569  
        TBP1 = 182     TBP2 = 295    

   Second Qualification Remote Event
run
(video)
auto teleop score notes
wobble shot line goal goal end
high middle high middle wobble shot
1 (YouTube) 0 0 5 36 0 96 0 0 45 182  wobble caught on bot
2 (YouTube) 0 0 5 36 0 78 0 40 45 204  
3 (YouTube) 15 0 5 36 0 84 0 40 45 225  
4 (YouTube) 15 0 5 24 0 84 0 0 30 158  knocked over wobbles
5 (YouTube) 15 0 0 24 0 102 0 40 45 226  almost got 2nd wobble
6 (YouTube) 15 0 5 36 0 6 0 40 0 102  rings got jammed
  60 0 25 192 0 450 0 160 210 1097  
        TBP1 = 277     TBP2 = 370    
 
 






Scoring Rings
Scoring Wobble

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Last Updated on August 23, 2021