Saturday January 31, 2015
Registration for this event is now closed.
A large variety of reasonably priced delicious food items will be available for purchase through-out the day, including breakfast selections, refreshments, lunch items, and snacks. We appreciate your patronage of our concessions as it helps to defray the regional costs.
Purchase can be made with cash, check, or credit card.
Pre-order lunch forms need to be turned in at check in time or by 10:00 am.
For more information, check out the Fox Valley Robotics website.
Note: All times are subject to change. We will work hard to maintain this agenda but occassionally things happen outside our control. Please pay attention to announcements in case changes are neccessary.
|#||Team #||Team Name||Location|
|6||5596||That One Team||Rock Island|
|8||6596||RIVERDALE SR HIGH SCHOOL||Port Byron|
|17||8698||Guilford High School||Rockford|
|18||8706||Auburn High School||Rockford|
|19||8708||East High School||Rockford|
|20||8709||Roosevelt High School||Rockford|
|22||8817||Fruit Salad||Crystal Lake|
|23||9082||MEHS Demon Bot 9082||Park Ridge|
|26||9239||WoW (Wise Owl Warriors)||Rockford|
|30||9425||Raider Robotics||Glen Ellyn|
|The Judges Award is given at the discretion of the Judges to a Team they have encountered whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition, yet the Team does not fit into any of the existing Award categories.|
|Winner:||Team 5199, Blockheads, Barrington|
|Winner:||Team 8706, Auburn High School, Rockford|
|Highest Ranked Rookie Team|
|Winner:||Team 9113, Blue, Lake Forest|
|The Control Award celebrates a team that uses sensors and software to enhance the robot's functionality on the field. This award is given to the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, enhancing mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results on the field. The control component should work consistently on the field. The team's Engineering Notebook should contain details about the implementation of the software, sensors, and mechanical control.|
|Winner:||Team 6007, Octopi, Crystal Lake|
|The Motivate Award recognizes outstanding team spirit shown though costumes and outfits, team support, and other methods of standing out and raising attention. Teams that reach out to their schools and community to raise awareness of FIRST and their FTC efforts have done so in a variety of cool and inventive methods - this winner is no exception.|
|Winner:||Team 9239, WoW (Wise Owl Warriors), Rockford|
|The Connect Award is a bit different than the Motivate Award. Winners of the Connect Award have done a great deal of community outreach not only to spread the word about FIRST but specifically to include engineers, scientists, and other technology professionals into their outreach efforts. This creates connections between teams, FIRST, and the professional world that can last years beyond their participation in FTC. Connect Award winners also develop and execute plans to fund their team including clear goals and objectives - including how they can give back to their community in the future.|
|Winner:||Team 8817, Fruit Salad, Crystal Lake|
|Rockwell Collins Innovate Award|
|The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award is robot specific. It celebrates teams who come up with innovate solutions to the Game Challenge that most others have overlooked. These solutions can't just look good - they've got to work... at least most of the time. Historically, some of the most innovative breakthroughs in science and technology have come when fresh thinking is applied to a known problem. This year's Rockwell Collins Innovate Award winners demonstrated that type of thinking.|
|Winner:||Team 7006, Robotitans, Chicago|
|PTC Design Award|
|We are happy that PTC has offered to sponsor the PTC Design Award. The intent of this award is to expand the challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These elements can be shown in the simplicity of the design as it applies to the tasks, the look and feel of the robot, and how the design allows us to think of robots in new ways. The Design aspects must serve a function - but they should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion - not an easy task with a limited set of parts and game challenge.|
|Winner:||Team 6596, John Deere / Exelon / 3-M / Jack Engle & Company & RIVERDALE SR HIGH SCHOOL, Port Byron|
|Every team at this event has had to think - hopefully a lot. The Think Award recognizes the team that has successfully thought, organized, and documented their journey from their starting point to their final design. The engineering notebook is the record of this journey. Just like in real life, teams that can document their process have the best chance at learning from it and improving on it.|
|Winner:||Team 7301, Tiger Robotics, Wheaton|
|The Inspire Award is the highest award given by FTC. The winner of the Inspire Award is automatically eligible for advancement to the next tournament level. The Inspire Award winner is the 'prototype' for what we'd like to see all teams achieve as part of the FIRST Tech Challenge. They do many of the things mentioned in the other awards. The difference is that they've tied these together in a comprehensive manner resulting in success in the competition, outreach to the community, robot design, team spirit, and engineering accomplishment. That's a tall order but we've got some great candidates for this award today.|
|Winner:||5200, Robots Incorporated, Barrington|
|2nd Runner Up:||8706, Auburn High School, Rockford||3rd Runner Up:||8817, Fruit Salad, Crystal Lake|
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Award||Qualify for IL FTC Championship Tournament|
|1||7738||Vaders||Qualifier Host Team||yes|
|2||5200||Robots Incorporated||Inspire Award Winner||yes|
|3||5199||Blockheads||Winning Alliance Captain||yes|
|4||8706||Auburn High School||Inspire Award 2nd place||yes|
|5||5200||Robots Incorporated||Winning Alliance, 1st team selected||already advancing|
|6||8817||Fruit Salad||Inspire Award 3rd place||yes|