Saturday December 13, 2014
Registration for this event is now closed.
There is a small parking lot for about 50 cars. Otherwise parking will be available on the streets around the campus.
Arrangements are still being finalized, Check back later for more information.
Registered teams can sign up to pre-order box lunches or you can try any of the local restaurants found nearby.
There are a number of hotels within a few miles of Quest Academy.
In order to eliminate the possibility of interference with the FTC Field Control System, Francis Parker School 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.
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.
|Team #||Team Name||Location|
|3758||Juarez Aztec Eagles||Chicago|
|6203||No, We Don't||Barrington|
|7016||Robo Wildcats||Country Club Hills|
|7116||Robotic Wildcats||Country Club Hills|
|8728||Wolcott High School||Chicago|
|8907||Blue Box Bots||Elgin|
|9003||Oakdale Christian Academy||Chicago|
|9017||Techno Wildcats||Country Club Hills|
|9388||Byte of Pi||Batavia|
|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:|
|These little fish in a big pond have impressed their competition. Thy clawed their way to the top of their award. Artificial intelligence will tell you that the Motivate award goes to:|
|Winner:||5928, Turing Machines, Chicago, 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:|
|Even while building their robot, they found time for community outreach and to attend local events to promote first. They've dealt with setbacks but persevered. It was in the CARDS that the Connect Award would go to|
|Winner:||116, Crazy Eights, Chicago, 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 SHARP team stayed on their toes and saw through their opponents' strategies. Their innovative defense caused DIFFICULTIES for other teams. A collection of HIGH-TECH team members adapted their programming on the fly.|
|Winner:||7737, Technical Difficulties, Batavia, 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:|
|This team thought BIG when planning their robot design. Their scaling manipolkator LIFTED their team to new heights. This northside team wears their hometown flag with pride.|
|Winner:||6459, Macrobots, Chicago, IL|
|Judges' Award for Youthful Creativity|
|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:|
|The judges' award recognizes a RESOURCEFUL team of PASSIONATE students. Their robot ROARED like a WILDCAT on the field today. These pink ladies have bright futures as they are not yet in high school. The judges' award goes to:|
|Winner:||9017, Techno Wildcats, Country Club Hills, IL|
|Highest Ranked Rookie Award|
|Celebrates the highest-seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.|
|Winner:||9017, Techno Wildcats, Country Club Hills, IL|
|Best All Around Rookie Award|
|They are first time participants in this competition. Their robot did pretty great, even though their opponents were tough. I'm sure this team knows WHO they are and the best all around rookie award goes to team|
|Winner:||8907, Blue Box Bots, Elgin, 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:|
|With such a competitive field any team may THINK they have won this award. One team OF ATHLETES passed their notebook back and forth with GRACEFUL fluidity. In their engineering journal, these Roman Trojans plotted their campaign as a journey they all could share.|
|Winner:||4965, Animatores Romani, Chicago, 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:|
It is Inspiring what each team has accomplished. This team has shown its strength in many categories. This team earned and GOT this award and the award goes to
|Winner:||5037, got robot?, Elgin, IL|
|2nd Runner Up:||6459, Macrobots, Chicago, IL||3rd Runner Up:||8907, Blue Box Bots, Elgin, IL|
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Award||Qualify for IL FTC Championship Tournament|
|1||3507||Robotheosis||Qualifier Host Team||yes|
|2||5037||got robot?||Inspire Award Winner||yes|
|3||5037||got robot?||Winning Alliance Captain||already advancing|
|4||6459||Macrobots||Inspire Award 2nd Place||yes|