Saturday January 24, 2015
The Main Parking Lot is on the south side of the school. The competition entrance will be off of that parking lot. If the main lot is full, additional parking is available next to South Elementary north of Lundahl Middle School. Park in the marked spaces only; do not park in the bus lane.
After unloading, buses should return to Nash road. Drive north and turn left on Golf Road. Turn left on the east side of South Elementary. Park along the sidewalk in the bus lane north of Lundahl Middle School.
In order to reduce the possibility of interference with the FTC Field Control System, we will be asking everyone to limit their access to all Wifi networks in the venue on the day of the event.
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.
This ranking was determined by the 10 combined matches played at both meets that the team was assigned. At the start of the League Championship, rankings of all 24 teams from the League Divisions (12 from East League, 12 from West League) will be combined into a League Ranking. During the League Championship, teams will play 5 more matches, the results of which will change the League Ranking and form our final League Ranking of all teams. Going into the League Championship, here are the current rankings:
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||QP||RP||Highest||Matches|
|6||5452||Robot to the Knee||12||866||220||10|
|7||8706||Auburn High School||12||608||140||10|
|8||8709||Roosevelt High School||12||510||243||10|
|13||9082||MEHS Demon Bot 9082||8||775||188||10|
|16||8708||East High School||8||606||266||10|
|23||9373||MEHS Demon Bot 9373||4||320||144||5|
|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 YOUNG team clearly defined their roles from the start.
Their motivation to gather sponsors and work together as a team ELECTRIFIED this competition.
It is not SHOCKING to us that... (the motivate award is presented to)
|Winner:||8608, Shockwave, Mount Prospect, 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's outreach engagements are a veritable alphabet soup of activities.
|Winner:||5452, Robot to the Knee, Highland Park, 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 used multiple sensors of different types to guide their robot in autonomous mode.
|Winner:||5209, Operation Bison Bot, Wood Dale, 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 thought of almost everything that a robot should have. Their robot is the Cadillac of robots with aluminum, polycarbonate, and Plexiglas. To support such an innovative robot, takes a tight knit team.
This team uses a combination of sending and receiving signals during competition and as a mechanism for growing within their community. As a very young team, this group will be sustained for many years.
This team even thought of a way to light up their robot with a red or blue light, depending on their team colors.
|Winner:||7351, Dynamic Signals, Gurnee, 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:|
|The path this team took to the competition was long in effort, but short in miles.
They handled the design challenge in a way that SEPARATED them from the rest of the pack.
This team is well SUITED for this award!
|Winner:||5200, Robots Incorporated, Barrington, IL|
|This team demonstrated their gracious professionalism during their morning presentation.
In the judges' view, this team from the WINDY CITY, was considered a strong candidate in most of the award categories.
Overall, this team performed like TITANS, among the rest.
|Winner:||7006, Robotitans, Chicago, IL|
|Highest Score By a Rookie Award|
|Celebrates the highest score by a rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.|
|Winner:||9082, MEHS Demon Bot, Park Ridge, IL|
|Highest Ranked Rookie Award|
|Celebrates the highest-seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.|
|Winner:||9115, Gold, Lake Forest, IL|
|Best All Around Rookie Award|
|Winner:||8709, Roosevelt High School, Rockford, IL|
|Dean's List Semi Finalists
|Winners:||Alex Daszek, from Team 5209, Operation: BisonBot, Wood Dale, 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:|
|The Think Award reflects the learning journey of the team. For the team that won, this is your first time to the FTC. Your iteration process shows that you can think by breaking larger problems into smaller pieces. We are happy to see that this team from Crystal Lake can not only by fruity, but also "Think"|
|Winner:||8817, Fruit Salad, Crystal Lake, 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:|
Team inspiration can come from many sources. It is something that is generated within and pours out to others around them.
|Winner:||6007, Octopi, Crystal Lake, IL|
|2nd Runner Up:||5209, Operation Bison Bot, Wood Dale, IL||3rd Runner Up:||8608, Shockwave, Mount Prospect, IL|
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Award||Qualify for IL FTC Championship Tournament|
|1||N/A||N/A||Qualifier Host Team||not applicable|
|2||6007||Octopi||Inspire Award Winner||yes|
|3||5452||Robot to the Knee||Winning Alliance Captain||yes|
|4||5209||Operation BisonBot||2nd Place Inspire Award Winner||yes|
|5||5209||Operation BisonBot||Winning Alliance, 1st team selected||already advancing|
|6||8608||Shockwave||3rd Place Inspire Award Winner||yes|