Kentucky Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Evan Hollins   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 00:00

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, we traveled to Owensboro, KY to compete in our second Championship tournament. We won the Promote Award, but did not do as well in the tournament. We came out of the qualifying rounds ranked 9th, after losing one match combined with low ranking points. In the alliance selection we were picked by 4444, The Robocats, who were the number one seed. We also picked team number 5886, R.P.G., to be on our alliance. Unfortunately, due to disconnects during the matches, we lost 1 - 2 to the number 4 seed. We were still very excited about the Promote Award, because our video is now qualified for the World Competition.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 19:04
 
Autonomous Programming Q&A from iSpace Kickoff PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joey   
Monday, 10 September 2012 22:02

 

 

 

 

We gave the Autonomous programming presentation twice at iSpace.  Here's the Q&A from both. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:41
 
2012 Advanced NXT-G Progamming Workshop PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Cougars   
Monday, 01 October 2012 14:50
This year we presented the workshop at the Dayton STEM School, Rockwell Automation in Cleveland, and iSpace in Cincinnati.  Over 450 kids and coaches attended one of the 3 workshops.  Here's some of the material from the Workshop.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 16:03
 
Autonomous Programming Talk from iSpace Kickoff PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joey   
Monday, 10 September 2012 22:02

 

 

We have uploaded our presentation that we gave at the 2012 FTC Kickoff for "Ring it Up." The presentation describes good programming practices and things to consider when designing an autonomous program. It also includes a flowchart of an autonomous routine. 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:14
 
Cougar Robotics And Trash Torque Set high score of 591 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 March 2012 20:27

 

 

Well, Finally found a video of the final run and high score!

We took captain of winning alliance at the Kentucky State Tournament! We are now moving on to World Festival! Cool 

 -Philip 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2012 20:36
 
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  • Super Regionals - Then and Now
    Super Regional competitions were piloted in 2014 with the intent of creating a more balanced progression of competition. As FIRST Tech Challenge grew, the single World Championship accommodating 128 teams resulted in a very small percentage of teams making it to the top level of competition.

    Super Regional events provided a solution to this problem, and allowed more teams to reach a higher level of competition. The events were a tremendous success. The regions that stepped up to organize, fundraise and execute the events were amazing. The sponsors who believed in the vision donated over a million dollars to make them happen. The team experience was unlike anything else. We are truly grateful for the passion and effort that went into these events.

    Since the inception of Super Regionals several things have changed. Most significantly, we’ve added a second World Championship, as well as new World Championship venues.



    In 2017 FIRST Tech Challenge doubled the number of teams attending World Championships from 128 to 256. The percentage of teams progressing from one competition level to the next was turned on its head. In addition to more spots for 40 international FIRST Tech Challenge teams we added a waitlist/lottery for 80 FIRST Tech Challenge teams at World Championships. That still left spots for 136 Super Regional teams, or 47% of teams competing at Super Regionals.

    The cost to teams competing in both Super Regionals and World Championships is not insignificant. In addition, the cost of the events themselves is substantial, the volunteer and coach time, and the compression of the FIRST Tech Challenge season, it really adds up. Most importantly, the original reason for creating Super Regionals which was helping more students reach a higher level of competition is being solved by the addition of a second World Championship event.

    Taking into account all these factors, 2018 will be the last year of FIRST Tech Challenge Super Regionals.

    Houston and Detroit World Championships each offer new opportunities, mainly in layout and the chance to have all programs again under one, enormous roof. In fact each of the new venues can accommodate more FIRST Tech Challenge teams than our previous venues.

    Starting in 2019 we are happy to announce that each World Championship will host 160 FIRST Tech Challenge teams, or a total of 320 teams from around the world. We will continue to make the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship experience loud. Teams can expect to compete side-by-side on the largest stages with FIRST Robotics Competitions and in places like Minute Maid Park and Ford Field as well as the George R. Brown and Cobo Convention Centers.



    The growth of FIRST Tech Challenge continues, and we love it. Making our program available to more and more students is what it’s all about. We’re proud to have Championships that recognize and celebrate the students, coaches, volunteers and sponsors that make it all happen. I look forward to seeing you out at the competitions and then changing the world!

    Thanks,

    Ken Johnson, FIRST Tech Challenge Director