Saturday February 7, 2015
Registration for this event is now closed.
Teams should only park in the N. Calhoun Street parking lot.
Note: The only doors that will be unlocked are the main entrance doors on N. Calhoun Street.
The event venue has several vending machines with drinks and snacks.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.School Sponsored Concession Stand:
Note: All times are subject to change. We will work hard to maintain this agenda but occasionally things happen outside our control. Please pay attention to announcements in case changes are necessary.
There are a number of hotels within a few miles of Hope Academy.
In order to eliminate the possibility of interference with the FTC Field Control System, Hope Academy will be preventing access to all Wifi networks in the venue on the day of the event to limit possible interference, meaning no Wifi access will be available.
|#||Team #||Team Name||Location|
|4||5294||THE j IS SILENT||Batavia|
|13||7089||Cyborg Eagles||La Grange|
|21||8648||Manual Academy RoboRams||Peoria|
|23||8899||EP Robo Raiders||East Peoria|
|25||9163||Quest Lady Gators||Peoria|
|27||9593||Dimly Lit Bulbs||Millstadt|
|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. Here is what the judges had to say:|
|This team overcame many obstacles, but embraced their mistakes. They scouted out a way to show their enthusiasm through the day. They can check winning the motivate award off their purple list.|
|Winner:||8943, OOPS!, O'Fallon, IL|
|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. Here is what the judges had to say:|
|This team connected using their words,
Showing their robots is not just for nerds.
Their greatest fundraiser was for the birds,
|Winner:||5085, Newton's Lawyers, Shiloh, IL|
|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. Here is what the judges had to say:|
|This team showed other teams what spirit is all about. This team lights the path to success. They built their success on a very solid foundation.|
|Winner:||2923, Kaybots, Kankakee, IL|
|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. Here is what the judges had to say:|
|Spending multiple nights sketching extruding, and dimensioning,a design was born.During competition repeated battles occurred against election pairs in unwanted territory.Finally, even in spite of rejection from machine shops for fabrication,|
|Winner:||7089, Cyborg Eagles, LaGrange, IL|
|Highest Seed Rookie Award|
|Celebrates the highest-seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.|
|Winner:||8899, EP Robo Raiders, East Peoria, IL|
|Winner:||8873, Advantage robotics, Kildeer, IL|
|The Control 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. Here is what the judges had to say:|
|This team did more than dip their TOE in control. Despite their shirts, this team was never BLUE. Our HATS are off to the winner of this award, which goes to team 6995, Roberto.|
|Winner:||6995, Roberto, Marseilles, IL|
|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. Here is what the judges had to say:|
|This team secured their legacy by starting many, many new teams.
Their doors were always open as crazy as it seems.
There was no static, this decision clearly rates.
The winners of the Judges Award is 116 - The Crazy Eights!
|Winner:||116, Crazy Eights, Chicago, IL|
|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. Here is what the judges had to say:|
|If you want to learn the design process, read this team’s book. The colors of ink used are truly eye-popping. With five volumes, this team documented their entire journey from start to finish.|
|Winner:||7129, Robo Raiders, Troy, IL|
|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. Here is what the judges had to say:|
This team did a lot with a little.
|Winner:||6933, Construction Zone, Pontiac, IL|
|2nd Runner Up:||7207, M-Fusion, Belvidere, IL||3rd Runner Up:||5085, Newton's Lawyers, Shiloh, IL|
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Award||Qualify for IL FTC Championship Tournament|
|1||N/A||N/A||Qualifier Host Team||not applicable|
|2||6933||Construction Zone||Inspire Award Winner||yes|
|3||7030||Robo Minds||Winning Alliance Captain||yes|
|4||7207||M-Fusionl||Inspire Award 2nd place||yes|
|5||6933||Construction Zone||Winning Alliance, 1st team selected||already advancing|
|6||5085||Newton's Lawyers||Inspire Award 3rd place||yes|
|7||8620||Wormgear Warriors||Winning Alliance, 2nd team selected||yes|