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FIRST Tech Challenge 2021/2022
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    1st Qualifier
    2nd Qualifier
    3rd Qualifier
Team Introduction Video
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    2nd Qualifier
    3rd Qualifier
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Program Slideshow
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Game Manual Traditional
    Part 1, Part 2
Game Manual Remote
    Part 1, Part 2
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Field Assembly Guide
Field Setup Guide
Field Reset Guide
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Explorer Post 1010 registered Team 6417 the Blu Cru in the 2021/2022 FIRST Tech Challenge robotics program.

Duck Theme/title of the challenge was Freight Frenzy.

See the YouTube Game Video.

Check out our Program Slideshow

We kicked off our effort in early September. We set up a field and work space in the Rockville Library Makerspace. We recruited a few new members. We ordered some new parts and used parts from previous years to build our initial robot.


Team 6417
Catherine Qu
Lucas Perkins
Andrew Smith
Siju Onadipe
Cyrus Adams
We signed up for two in-person qualification tournaments in December and February. We later signed up for a remote tournament in January. We participated in several outreach events during 2021 and into 2022, such as summer camps and Rockville Science Day.

Our design went through many significant changes as documented in our Portfolios. We qualified for the Chesapeake regional tournament, and went on to the world Championship.

In 2021/22, Team 6417 had a record of 25-10-0 at 6 events (this includes a Qualification record of 17 - 6 - 0 and Playoff record of 8 - 4). It was a great year!

First Qualification In-Person Event

Our first qualifier tournament was held on December 11, 2021, at Capitol Tech University, Laurel, MD. We did well with a rank of 2 of 17. We were 2nd finals chooser, and had a playoff record of 2 wins and 3 losses.

  Qualifier 1 Scores
  Qualifier 1 Match Details

Match 6 Video https://youtu.be/g_IKRTOiR2g
Semi Final Match 2

FTC Field

Second Qualification Remote Event

Our second qualifier was held remotely on January 8, 2022, at the Makerspace in the Rockville Library. we were ranked 3rd out of 8.

We were awarded the Think Award. It was a good practice for a new design and got us ready for the next qualifier.

Match Video
1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT11AeKoHmI
2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMEcL9shvK0
3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmlDtDjzIKg
4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7LBLO_NmOw
5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU2rv__1WAQ
6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHNs5PU2Cro
Third Qualification In-Person Event

Our third qualifier was on February 5, 2022, again at Capitol Tech University, in Laurel, MD. We were ranked 5th out of 35, and were qualified for the Regional Championship.

In preparation for the Regional Championship, we scrimmaged with other teams going. (

FIRST Chesapeake Regional FTC Championship (guide)

We travelled to Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA on April 9, 2022. We had a great run in the Carrier Division. We were ranked 5th, but became the captain of the 4th alliance selection team because two teams in ranks 1 to 4 formed an alliance. We picked Team 12518, Almond Robotics, and Team 5421, RM'd and Dangerous to make up our alliance. These were two teams from our library scrimmage a week before. Match Rank 5 out of 40, Playoff Matches: 4 Wins and 1 Loss.

  Our Presentation Outline
  Our Presentation Prints

We won the Carrier division finals and went on to compete in the Championship finals against the Submarine Division finalist alliance. We had two wins and became Event Champions!
Finals Matches: 2 Wins and 0 Losses.

Awards: Winning Alliance Captain, Design Award Finalist

  Championship Scores
  Championship Matches/Scores Spreadsheet
  Championship Ranking
  Championship Awards

2022 FIRST World Championship (guide)
Houston, TX
April 19 to April 23, 2022

Our team traveled to Houston by car and plane. We competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge - Franklin Division. Following the qualification matches, we were ranked: 38 of 80.

  Worlds Matches/Scores (6417 only)
  Worlds Awards (all)

Duck Suit

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Last Updated on September 5, 2022