2016-09-18
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily12:07 PM

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James Slattery
James Slattery12:07 PM

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Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily12:07 PM

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Kevin Hawkins
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Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily12:07 PM

Who doesn’t love some random bits of stuff? :slightlysmilingface:

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily12:09 PM

Programming, it's what you do in the hallway.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily12:11 PM

Still in the hallway.

2016-09-21
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:03 PM

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2016-09-24
Jack Stratton
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2016-09-25
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2016-09-27
Fiona Morrison
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Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton6:45 PM

thoughts on linking a google calendar to slack for meeting schedule?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:46 PM

Probably a good idea

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman6:46 PM

we could do that

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman6:46 PM

would be nice

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman6:46 PM

similar to how we have the feed for FRC

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:46 PM

Yeah

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton6:47 PM

I'd set one up but I'm pretty sure I don't have permission to make integrations post to #announcements

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman6:48 PM

I can have jon or james do it

James Slattery
James Slattery10:33 PM

There is a link to it on the site. I don't want to add integrations to announcements as it should be as streamline as possible

2016-09-28
Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger9:08 AM

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Gabriel Travis
Gabriel Travis8:01 PM

JOIN DIS GROUP HOMIES

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:03 PM

Yo

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:43 PM

K

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:45 PM

For Bo and Riyadth: "Cosmodrome"
https://www.netflix.com/title/80119093?s=i

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:27 PM

@Jon Coonan You asked about where I work: http://www.synapse.com/
We had a marketing company build a site for us so we could tell the world about what we do: https://www.themuse.com/companies/synapse
I'm featured in a video! :-)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:19 PM

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2016-10-01
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:16 PM

Is there any way we can get sponsors/logos on a vest/waistcoat instead of T-shirts this year? Otherwise it will be difficult to show off our logos if we go all steampunk...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:17 PM

That's a great idea actually

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:17 PM

I've already started on some new designs for the shirt as well

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:17 PM

How opposed do you think people would be to making the base color black? I'm just curious

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:18 PM

@Riyadth Al-Kazily:

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:19 PM

Hmm. Yellow on black would stand out really nicely. I saw some vests online that had a colorful front (some patterned, some plain), and a black back. Putting sponsor logos on the black background would be cool. And if we can get a blue front, then our Spartronics logo could be close to "normal"

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:21 PM

Also, recalling that there was an airship in the teaser, something like this might inspire inspiration. Maybe for the driving team? https://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Airship-Captain-Flying-Vest/dp/B005466G0I

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:22 PM

Yeah I really like the idea of yellow on black it looks great as well as brighter colors of blue.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:22 PM

And those buttons on the front could be team buttons

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:22 PM

Oh that best is so cool!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:22 PM

Vest*

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:23 PM

It might be easy to make it as a "panel" that we can pin to regular shirts/vests.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:23 PM

I personally like black with our colors better it makes yellow stand out a lot better and is good with the white sponser logos as well.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:24 PM

It looks really nice as well.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:24 PM

That's a great idea as well

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:24 PM

I see a lot of opportunities this year for marketing with steampunk

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:44 PM

We could dress up our logo with a steampunk/Victorian font, and maybe stylize our gear to make it more steampunky. Maybe have it connect to one or more smaller gears?

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:45 PM

It is convenient that a lot of steampunk costumes feature gears...

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:09 PM

top hats!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:10 PM

Agreed!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:10 PM

And googles

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:10 PM

Yesssssss

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:10 PM

Googles? well, okay

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:11 PM

Lol

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:24 PM

They have to be certified safety glasses... These will do: https://www.amazon.com/ArcOne-G-FLY-A1101-Fly-Safety-Goggles/dp/B003WE9ZG6

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:25 PM

Yes!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:25 PM

Those are perfect

2016-10-02
Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:49 AM

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2016-10-05
Jeff Dalton
Jeff Dalton12:00 PM

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Jeff Dalton
Jeff Dalton12:07 PM

I have The Fly ArcOne goggles if anyone wants to see them. The lenses are much bigger than typical steampunk welding goggles. Much more bug like. If you're going to punk these, let's talk. We can share ideas.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:08 PM

I would love to see them!

Jeff Dalton
Jeff Dalton12:20 PM

Another good engineering documentary is "Azorian" about the 1974 US attempt to salvage a sunken Soviet ballistic missile sub at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Think Recycle Rush on a grand scale under water.

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema3:23 PM

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Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:36 PM

If anyone's interested in mapping downtown Winslow on Sunday the 16th, https://www.meetup.com/OpenStreetMap-Seattle/events/234662245

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:37 PM

Think 'the wikipedia of maps'. here's what winslow looks like right now on OpenStreetMap: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/47.62420/-122.51598

2016-10-06
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:01 PM

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2016-10-07
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:37 PM

Back on the topic of goggles, what is the certification required? I'm looking at these... https://smile.amazon.com/Industrial-Steampunk-Welding-Goggles-Standard/dp/B01GDE64MY/ref=sr112?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1475872226&sr=1-12&keywords=cool+safety+glasses+flip+up Amazon says they meet the following certifications: ANSI & CE Approved as protective safety Goggles. Exceeds ANSI Z87.1 & Z80.3 Standards

Jeff Dalton
Jeff Dalton2:27 PM

How will you convince the pit goggle gatekeepers that they are safety goggles and not cosplay goggles? "Amazon says so" might not work since they look the same as $7 cosplay ones. Try and find a manufacturer's or brand spec. Perhaps packaging says it?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:36 PM

Lol good point!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:37 PM

I just think they're cool lookin' :slightlysmilingface: But seriously, I agree there would need to be a way to prove they meet spec for the reason you describe

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema7:38 PM

The Z87 tells you that they are safety rated. Your safety glasses should have the number as well.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:53 PM

According to the FRC safety manual:
Safety Glasses Requirements
Wear ANSI-approved, UL Listed, or CSA rated non-shaded safety glasses. Lightly tinted Yellow, Rose, Blue, and Amber tints are FIRST approved. Reflective lenses are prohibited, your eyes must be clearly visible to others. The use of anything other than ANSI-approved, UL-Listed, or CSA rated eye protection is prohibited.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:54 PM

I think those markings on the goggles are sufficient to show they meet the requirements.

Jeff Dalton
Jeff Dalton10:22 PM

If you (the general you) are considering The Fly goggles mentioned above, visit the manufacture's web site for a spec of the googles. Different model numbers have different tints (from 10% to 90%) and many are mirrored. I got the ones with only a 10% tint (i.e., block 10% of light, basically, clear). Unfortunately, they are mirrored. I removed the mirror coating with automotive polish (because that's what I had). If I saw the Titus ones to begin with, I probably would've done that. It seems easier. But I do like the larger field of vision on The Fly. They're just going to take more work.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:33 PM

I like them both, and agree the Fly goggles have advantages. I found a decent deal on the Titus ones with removable medium shaded lenses (could come in handy) & so I ordered a pair to evaluate the quality. I'll probably put them in the robotics room.

2016-10-11
Jeff Dalton
Jeff Dalton4:23 PM

I thought I'd drop a plug for our locally owned Ace Hardware store. While most of the projects are for weapons, You can easily use it for other accessories more applicable to FRC. http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/news/28-most-popular-steampunk-materials-your-local-hardware-store-0141461/

2016-10-12
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:45 PM

Cool autonomous program! https://youtu.be/bRZB7NYVrKY

2016-10-13
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:08 AM

Wow that's impressive! They make it look so easy

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema8:34 AM

I remember hearing about someone on Chief Delphi saying that there were going to be teams with a two ball autonomous. Probably has to be set up just right though.

2016-10-26
Marie Sachs
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2016-10-27
Ethan Rininger
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Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:01 PM

Do we have any singers on the team? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLQ9Do4PGK4

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:02 PM

NIIICE :ok_hand:

2016-10-28
Samantha Rosen
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2016-10-29
Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton3:02 PM

does "Sat, November 5, 7am – 5pm" mean:

1. workshops start at 7, be at the door earlier
2. registration/welcoming starts at 7, but can arrive later
3. leave Bainbridge on the 7 am ferry
4. meet at BHS at 7 am to set up carpools

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton3:03 PM

or something else? thanks in advance

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily3:50 PM

The event is 8:30am - 4:00pm

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily3:50 PM

I assume the 7:05am ferry will be the right choice, to get to the school before the event starts.

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton3:50 PM

sounds like "arrive at 8"

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton3:54 PM

I wish their event page was a bit better than "FRC Workshop" :confused:

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily3:57 PM

Yes, it always seems to be that way. At the workshop they hand out nice schedules with lots of detail, but they don't pre-publish them.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee4:47 PM

Workshop starts at 8:30 am .

Lia Johansen
Lia Johansen4:48 PM

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Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton5:11 PM

see you guys on the 7:05 then

2016-11-04
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:00 PM

Hey if any of you guys going tomorrow have not been to the play I'm planning on attending (starts at 7, we can go get dinner then head there). You guys should come, it'll be fun

2016-11-05
Luke Frank
Luke Frank12:34 PM

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2016-11-06
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:35 AM

For Hamilton fans https://youtu.be/jMMigGpWNFw

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:37 AM

Welp that's my amstud tutorial right there

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:37 AM

Wait seriously XD

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:37 AM

I'm doing mine on Hamilton

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:38 AM

Not seriously. I'm actually doing it on Locke

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:38 AM

Who's that? (All I can think about is hamilton these days)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:40 AM

When the police chief came into talk and asked who wrote the federalist papers I swear I blurted out John Jay James Madison and Alexander Hamilton so fast he didn't hear me XD

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:40 AM

Ok Wait this amazing too https://youtu.be/NX2kR-L0w60

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:41 AM

They played that at an event 2 years ago if I recall

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:41 AM

It's great

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:41 AM

Quality content

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:43 AM

Locke was the dude who came up with the basic ideals that would be written about in the declaration of independence and constitution, along with broader ideas in the federalist papers, all 100 years before the revolution

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:44 AM

Ayyyyye Federalist bros

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:44 AM

Yeet

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:28 AM

@Rose Bandrowski set the channel topic: Memes and various mischief (not managed)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:29 AM

@Jon Coonan set the channel topic: Memes, various mischief along with general randomeness (not managed but Coach still reads it so keep it clean guys)

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:32 AM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:33 AM

Accurate

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:33 AM

HA Yessss someone got my reference XD

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:33 AM

I'm always here for that:grin:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:33 AM

Lol

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:19 AM

Proof for marketing that fonts matter

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:19 AM

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:36 AM

the headline "Trump Launches Nukes at Russia" would be much less intimidating in Comic Sans

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:36 AM

Omg yes

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman11:37 AM

it still would be intimidating though

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema11:37 AM

that's something that you shouldn't joke about.

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:38 AM

okay, Papyrus then.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:38 AM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:38 AM

Nice Jack, nice

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman11:38 AM

I'm partial to wingdings

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:38 AM

Proper use of #random right here folks

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:39 AM

Everyone bow to my magical ability to float

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:39 AM

Because that's obviously not photoshop

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:39 AM

(cough thanks Jon)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:39 AM

Tbh photoshop was way rushed on that one, tons of artifacts

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman11:39 AM

if you squint it looks real

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:40 AM

Lol a little rushed yeah

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman11:40 AM

who can fix it?

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman11:41 AM

if we can get a movie poster version that would be good

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:41 AM

Obviously what we meant Random to be actually used for, political arguments.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:41 AM

Federalists vrs anti federalists yo

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:42 AM

Lol what would you name the movie

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:43 AM

Can we agree we should probably keep politics off slack? Aside from the old stuff

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman11:43 AM

"Hover" by M Night Shyamalan (had to look up spelling)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:43 AM

"Rose and the somewhat crappy photoshop job but hey Jon tried, it's the thought that counts"

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:43 AM

Yeah agreed on the politics

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:43 AM

@Jon Coonan set the channel topic: Memes, various mischief along with general randomeness (not managed but Coach still reads it so keep it clean guys). Please avoid politics

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema11:44 AM

I find it funny that I was writing an email to one of the speakers at skunkworks workshop while seeing the conversation that the rest of you were having on non-robotics topics.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:44 AM

Well if you're distracted turn off you notifications XD

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:44 AM

Random is for non-robotics topics

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman11:44 AM

I keep this channel muted (no offense guys)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:45 AM

There actually hasn't been that much activity until recently

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman11:45 AM

you never know when the meme storm will hit

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:45 AM

:joy:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:46 AM

When it comes to that I'm gonna take the route of that Greek dude who tried himself to the mast of his ship to hear the sirens song

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:46 AM

Probably not a bad idea

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema11:47 AM

Odysseus

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:47 AM

That's the man

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:48 AM

hey so actually random: does anyone know the name of the band that's two german guys? something with either 'milk' or 'spoon' in it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:48 AM

Genre?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:48 AM

generic millenial indie pop

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:48 AM

Hmm

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:49 AM

ah nvm found it

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:49 AM

What was it?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:49 AM

Milky Chance

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:49 AM

I'd like this guy to announce that headline Jack. I think I'd be able to take it in much easier with his sass telling me.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:49 AM

Oh wow they're more pop

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:50 AM

And that's beautiful rose

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman11:50 AM

we're gonna need another channel for that rose

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:50 AM

Lol a gamer channel

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:51 AM

:joy:

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:51 AM

:ok_hand:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:51 AM

I'm gonna file that one under "not slack"

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:51 AM

As litt as that sounds

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:51 AM

lol

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:54 AM

@Jack Stratton they remind me of Vance Joy a bit

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:55 AM

heard a song on the radio at the coffee shop here playing a song I know I heard somewhere before. still not sure whether I like them or not

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:56 AM

IKR they were super popular a while ago

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:56 AM

Kinda over played tho

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:57 AM

it's not really my genre

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:57 AM

Same

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton12:04 PM

I only listen to Latvian Turbo Riverdance music on 33rpm vinyl

Adrien Chaussabel
Adrien Chaussabel12:06 PM

@Adrien Chaussabel has joined the channel

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:10 PM

me too thx

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:04 PM

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Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:18 PM

@Alex Larson Freeman https://youtu.be/3TlAnsXlhS4

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:46 PM

Yep, that is exactly accurate

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:46 PM

:ok_hand:

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman3:17 PM

Thanks for the meme

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:17 PM

Always

Kate Treviño-Yoson
Kate Treviño-Yoson5:29 PM

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2016-11-07
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:24 PM

Anyone see this yet? Pool noodles confirmed (really exciting I know) http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/pool-noodles-2017

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:45 PM

can't mix and match types of noodle? weird.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:45 PM

I'm guessing it's because of the more gear like shape

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:46 PM

I mean it kinda looks like a flower... close enough

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:16 PM

OMG U CAN MIX AND MATCH POOL NOODLES? THIS GREATLY IMPACTS MY FUTURE I MUST OWN THEM ALL.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:16 PM

XD

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:18 PM

in the midst of a room filled with pool noodles gasping for air

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:18 PM

Lol I want to see this actually happen

2016-11-08
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:36 PM

@Tom Wiggin has joined the channel

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:38 PM

this channel needs sparkle

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:38 PM

FABULOUS SPARKLE!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:40 PM

My friend Joseph made this.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:41 PM

Can we use that this year?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton5:41 PM

try #marketing

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:04 PM

k thanks

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:05 PM

I had my picture taken by a professional photographer check it out!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:05 PM

They specialize in making memes

2016-11-09
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:22 PM

@Harper Nalley has joined the channel

Benjamin Soldow
Benjamin Soldow6:23 PM

@Benjamin Soldow has joined the channel

Brian Hutchison
Brian Hutchison8:08 PM

@Brian Hutchison has joined the channel

Sophie Holzer
Sophie Holzer9:05 PM

@Sophie Holzer has joined the channel

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:06 PM

heres a random thought, what if medival empires had slack?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:06 PM

#medicicourt, #louisxvi_courtiers

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:07 PM

Thou hast not reacted with :ok_hand: to my post?!? Off with his head!

James Sovick
James Sovick10:39 PM

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Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:00 PM

the poor audio engineer

2016-11-10
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:59 AM

That poor guy omg XD the look on the musician's face tho LOL

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs1:34 PM

Jon is a Unicorn

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:35 PM

All signs point to yes

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:36 PM

um wut

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:36 PM

what signs?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:36 PM

The eight ball has confirmed

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:37 PM

Crud

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:37 PM

THEY FOUND ME

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:37 PM

The unicorn has been found

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:21 PM

@Cruz Strom has joined the channel

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt6:30 PM

@Kaedric Holt has joined the channel

2016-11-12
Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:09 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:10 PM

XD thank you (currently stressing over Ap chem) Needed that.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:10 PM

Aw that sucks man, glad that helped:smile:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:10 PM

(Cries tears of chemistry in lab) lol

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:11 PM

Aw rip rose

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:11 PM

sends all the chem help I don't have

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:12 PM

XD dw its just entropy

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:12 PM

Fun fun

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:12 PM

Phun*

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:14 PM

Omg how could I make that mistake!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:14 PM

Indeed how dare you

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:14 PM

Granted you're not in physics...yet?

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:15 PM

Not yet

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:15 PM

Lol you're gonna love it.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:15 PM

Oh yes I'm sure:ok_hand:I also will b dead by the end of that year

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:16 PM

Cause of death: Physics

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:16 PM

I'm.... mostly alive after last year

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:16 PM

Oh so u can see my future too?

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:16 PM

Well that's good!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:16 PM

The eight ball sees all XD

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:16 PM

Lol

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:16 PM

Oh course

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:17 PM

Lel

Lukas McWilliam
Lukas McWilliam9:00 PM

@Lukas McWilliam has joined the channel

2016-11-13
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:47 PM

Good ol' random marketing related humor http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-everyday-charts-stephen-wildish/

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:49 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:50 PM

He makes a really good point though. His examples are very strong but subtle color changes can easily impact the tone of a peice

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:51 PM

It's very true, its also very humorous throughout the post. Quality work dude :ok_hand:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:24 PM

When you accidentally say 'da' mentors instead of the mentors. Suddenly their sucking your soul out of your body. ¯\(ツ)

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:34 PM

expecto patrobot

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:45 PM

expecto partr-gracious professionalism

2016-11-17
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:26 PM

lmao

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:28 PM

rose looked like yoda in that pic im laughing so hard

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:28 PM

Yoda Rose!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:28 PM

rose yoda?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:28 PM

hilarious

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger4:04 PM

What photo

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:39 PM

scroll up a bit

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:49 PM

Wanted to share something I recently wrote on Tech Trends https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/magnificent-7-tech-trends-watch-kevin-hawkins

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:51 PM

I found an electric inflator in the trash in the gym and when I asked the gym teacher about it she said that she had thrown it away because some students had broken it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:52 PM

I deposited it in mr.chees room in case anyone in engineering wanted to fix it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:52 PM

we could potentially use it for pneumatics maybe

2016-11-19
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:23 PM

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:23 PM

This years design philosphy

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:26 PM

remember first make it work

2016-11-21
Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt2:03 PM

LOL, but true

2016-11-24
Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton5:59 PM

:turkey:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:00 PM

Lol happy thanksgiving

Bill Bandrowski
Bill Bandrowski6:15 PM

@Bill Bandrowski has joined the channel

2016-11-25
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:13 AM

If you think about it the "make it work then make it work better" approach has some very severe limitations

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:14 AM

in most scenarios it is much more economical to simply make it work the best it possibly can, before you build it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:15 AM

It works well for iterative prototyping but other things not so much

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:59 AM

we should be alright using this because we are constantly rebuilding the robot

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:00 AM

I read a poignant guide to Ruby by why the lucky stiff

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:00 AM

As a work of literature I would give it 8/10

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:01 AM

with enough eyes all bugs become shallow

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:04 AM

I was so moved by it I decided to install the ruby development environment from IBM into my eclipse installation

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:05 AM

I then remembered I had homework and almost forgot about it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:15 AM

lol

2016-11-27
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:24 PM

omg this is a thing

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:24 PM

jack you seeing this?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:26 PM

and this?!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:26 PM

Reddit is fun

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:40 PM

youtube

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:41 PM

the only place on earth where you can see a black and white film of a man singing about his dead ostrich

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:25 PM

the things you find on the marketing photo storage drive...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:26 PM

:joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:26 PM

I excel at weirdness, we should all know this by now.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:57 PM

roses weirdness level is 10/10 weirdness points

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:57 PM

my weirdness level is OVER 9000!

2016-11-28
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:13 PM

What does .dng stand for?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:13 PM

Digital negative

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:13 PM

It’s a type of camera raw file

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:14 PM

raw?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:14 PM

does that mean uncompressed

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:14 PM

Extremely - file types like .jpg make automatic color adjustments and compress. .cr2, .dng and other camera raw types do not

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:15 PM

You can learn more about it in Ms. N’s photo classes

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:15 PM

good to know

2016-11-29
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:51 PM

Is there a way to turn files into text?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:53 PM

You are allowed, after all to send emails containing an infinite number of characters so a piece of software that can turn a file like an hour long movie in MPEG-4 format into a long string of text that can be copypasted into an email and sent without running into the attachment limit would be super great!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:54 PM

does anyone know of any such software?

2016-11-30
Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton8:00 AM

base64 / asciiarmor but your emails will certainly be bounced for size if you're sending full movies in any format at all

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:54 PM

Well jack you don't actually need to send the entire thing all at once

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:55 PM

If the file had been converted to text you could just copy paste sections of it into email and send them one at a time with instructions telling the other person how to reassemble them into the full file

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:56 PM

I don't really care about how long it takes particularly I just want the file to get to its destination without any loss in quality

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:56 PM

because you know its important for backups to not be HORRIBLY CORRUPTED DURING TRANsFER OFFSITE

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:57 PM

I would love to build an extension for thunderbird that does this

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:48 PM

I do need a 3d printer fixed as well please message me if you know how to run 3d printers

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:33 PM

I use email encryption so feel free to send me your public keys

2016-12-04
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:24 AM

meanwhile as we putter around with our silly bot

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:28 AM

these bots weigh half a ton each and are made of tool steel

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:29 AM

the same stuff that a hammer is made of

2016-12-05
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:56 PM

We all knew we were strange but this just confirms it.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:56 PM

Haha

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:57 PM

That's so great

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:57 PM

http://makeitstranger.com/ go nuts

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:59 PM

That's amazing

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:59 PM

Ikr

2016-12-06
Brian Hutchison
Brian Hutchison4:57 PM

@Brian Hutchison has left the channel

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:07 PM

Danger things

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:08 PM

a show about dangerous things

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:08 PM

and the people who build them

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:09 PM

Think rocket propelled scythes and ninja robots that see in slow motion (using slow motion cameras) and move using the power of explosions!

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:18 PM

might like the show Prototype This, not sure if its only season is still on netflix though

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:24 PM

I feel pretty confident I could make functioning rocket boots given the right materials

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:24 PM

you might break your legs and get impaled with your own leg bones if you try using them though

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:25 PM

you know because your legs aren't made to propel you that high

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:25 PM

but I could totes do it

2016-12-07
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:16 AM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:20 AM

Thank you!! Hope you're having phun in Hawaii Kevin! @Kevin Hawkins

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt4:25 PM

Brilliant pic Kevin, have a good time!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:49 PM

kools

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman6:10 PM

it looks cloudy in Hawaii

2016-12-08
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:27 PM

does anyone know of a pair of opensource AR glasses I could use?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:27 PM

I need a pair of AR glasses for a project

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:13 PM

what is this?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:13 PM

what an odd website

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:21 PM

it's a blog, I think

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:25 PM

check this out

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:26 PM

this is a iso that you burn to a disk and then whenever someone puts the disc in their computer and presses f10 deletes their entire hard drive

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:26 PM

I am such leet haxor

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:27 PM

maybe not

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:28 PM

sorry

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:29 PM

how to literally move terabytes of stuff at once

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:30 PM

I can do all the stuffs

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:56 PM

except make a button that does this

James Sovick
James Sovick8:11 PM

:no_mouth:

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:11 PM

click the button!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:22 PM

and wut

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:07 PM

FYI,

IT'S SNOWING!!!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:07 PM

Capri said it was snowing over there lol, is it sticking?

James Sovick
James Sovick9:07 PM

Yes

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:08 PM

Mwahahaha I wonder if schools going to be canceled...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:08 PM

I really hope - there are some tests I'd rather take later lol

James Sovick
James Sovick9:09 PM

Please!!!!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:09 PM

May the snow gods be merciful

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman9:41 PM

may they be merciful

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt9:57 PM

I hope so, or at least a late start

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt9:57 PM

On the canceling school

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:58 PM

:ok_hand::skin-tone-3:

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman10:04 PM

I see it snowing until 5 in the morning, so a late start is possible....

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:12 PM

Aw yeet

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman10:13 PM

but it starts raining at around 6

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:13 PM

maybe it'll be icy

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman10:14 PM

here's hoping I don't have to take that math test

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:14 PM

Oh yeah same

2016-12-09
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:51 AM

The snow gods were merciful :joy: yay no school (and no test Jack!)

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt7:52 AM

Is the fll setup for tonight still going ahead?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:53 AM

Maybe a good question to ask in another channel (not everyone sees this one)

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt7:55 AM

True

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:45 AM

The snow reminds me of that episode of doctor who where they went to a snow planet and freed a giant glacier brain

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:45 AM

sending pic!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:49 AM

When I look out the window there is just snow everywhere

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:50 AM

@Tom Wiggin set the channel topic: Memes, various mischief along with general randomeness (not managed but Coach still reads it so keep it clean guys). Please avoid politics also fabulous peeps

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:50 AM

@Tom Wiggin set the channel purpose: ermagerdness

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:50 AM

I didn't know I could do that

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:55 AM

and also if you check announcements we are still meeting at 3pm for the first lego league

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:55 AM

not risking my life over legos so i'm not going

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:56 AM

If I had one of these though I would totally go

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:05 AM

@Jon Coonan set the channel topic: Memes, various mischief along with general randomeness (not managed but Coach still reads it so keep it clean guys). Please avoid politics and inflammatory subjects

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:08 AM

@Enrique Chee set the channel purpose:

2016-12-12
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:43 PM

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:49 PM

Looks a lot different from the Computer Science Flowchart

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt7:01 PM

Lol

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:41 PM

My hard drives are failing

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:41 PM

anyone have any spares?

2016-12-16
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:36 PM

Anybody have a casual (or not-so-casual) interest in astronomy? A colleague reminded me today about an amazing resource: The Worldwide Telescope (http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/). I'm sharing it because the holiday break is upon us & maybe some of you will have some free time & would like to do some exploring without leaving your warm houses. Cool tech behind this as well. Happy Holidays!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:37 PM

Omg goodness how cool! Definitely checking that out

Kate Treviño-Yoson
Kate Treviño-Yoson4:23 PM

I'm definitely going to check it out too!

2016-12-17
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:59 PM

an open source alternative to slack with pretty much better everything!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:59 PM

you get the idea

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:01 PM

before you say "tom please stfu we are using slack this year" I would just like to say that I am putting this on here because I think its neat and I don't want us to use this until next year or whatever.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:01 PM

come to think of it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:02 PM

if you want better software just type the name of what you are using prefixed by "alternative to" and then repeat the proccess as many times as neccesary

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:03 PM

weird!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:05 PM

May your Christmas be convenient!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin11:07 PM

our chromebooks look almost exactly like this opensource laptop

2016-12-18
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:03 PM

what metals can we use on the robot?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:03 PM

are we allowed to use exotic alloys?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:03 PM

composites?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:03 PM

carbon fiber tubing?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:05 PM

@Tom Wiggin set the channel topic: Memes, various mischief along with general randomeness, brainstorming and general questions (not managed but Coach still reads it so keep it clean guys). Please avoid politics and inflammatory subjects

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton3:10 PM

so last year, we could use pretty much any material except for the bumpers; those were regulated quite strictly. see page 58 https://firstfrc.blob.core.windows.net/frc2016manuals/GameManual/FRC-2016-game-manual.pdf

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:10 PM

I ordered a few samples of dynalloy actuator wire so I was wondering

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:11 PM

if it turns out to be up to my expectations I might bring it in and let you guys have a look

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:00 PM

@Enrique Chee set the channel topic:

2016-12-23
2016-12-25
Bill Bandrowski
Bill Bandrowski9:13 AM

Merry Christmas from Bill and Rose :smile:

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:55 PM

merry crisis!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:55 PM

*christmas

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:55 PM

may your christmas not turn into a crisis

James Sovick
James Sovick6:33 PM

Happy holidays to all. :ok_hand:

2016-12-26
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley2:34 AM

Merry Newtonmas

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:48 PM

use newtons flaming laser sword

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:48 PM

just say merry

2016-12-27
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:58 PM

I noticed somebody using the latest version of Linux Mint at the last programming meeting to access the internet. If that person could clue me in on how to access the school wifi with an unsupported OS I would really appreciate it

2016-12-28
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:51 PM

the instructions in this guide don't work on anything other than ubuntu 15.10 or fedora 22

2016-12-31
James Sovick
James Sovick10:44 PM

Happy new year all. :tada:

2017-01-01
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:03 AM

Upgraded my hard drive!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:04 AM

Feeling like a sir in 2017!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:20 PM

wait

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:20 PM

we have a german transfer student on the team

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:21 PM

our robot has german engineering

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:21 PM

lol

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:22 PM

lol

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:41 PM

happy new years!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:42 PM

saw fireworks in seattle!

2017-01-02
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:06 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:35 PM

How'd you get one that big???

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:39 PM

woah thats huge?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:39 PM

nope

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:39 PM

definitely fake

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:40 PM

it has to be

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:27 PM

Sorry to dissapoint, our new magnets arrived!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:27 PM

That's a magnet??

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:27 PM

What's the size on that thing?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:27 PM

no way thats real

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:28 PM

keep it away from my hard drive

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:28 PM

@Jon Coonan:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:28 PM

Also when did you guys decide to order magnets?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:31 PM

Early into break - not very expensive and we will put them on the cars when we go to competition

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:31 PM

I don't remember the specifics on the size. Just over a foot if I recall

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:31 PM

Good idea!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:31 PM

Wow that's a big magnet - good for a car for sure.

2017-01-03
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:21 AM

JeVois Smart Machine Vision Camera - amazing! I recommend the video. http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/jevois-smart-machine-vision-camera-03-01-2017/

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:43 PM

I have two computers and a usb cord connecting them

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:44 PM

how do I transfer files over the cable?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:44 PM

this is pretty important I need to move like half a terabyte of stuff a minute guys

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:44 PM

any help with this would be great

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:33 PM

@Tom Wiggin I believe that only USB-C supports computer-to-computer transfer over a normal cable. Regular USB (1.1 through 3.0) from a computer with a type-A connector cannot connect to another computer with a type-A cable (even though those cables exist...)

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:36 PM

It appears I have one of those cables

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:36 PM

lol

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:36 PM

Special data transfer cables do exist, which emulate a network between the two computers.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:36 PM

I have two ethernet cables and a LAN box if that helps

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:38 PM

You could put both computers on the LAN and transfer files that way. Either connect them to your normal LAN (so they get IP addresses through DHCP), or set IP addresses manually so they can talk to each other (pick two addresses on the same network, like 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101, with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0)

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:38 PM

If the computers are running Linux then you could use 'scp' to copy individual files, or 'rsync' to copy entire directory trees.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:40 PM

one is windows and one is mint

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:40 PM

heres a pic

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:40 PM

That's more complicated.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:40 PM

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:41 PM

You might need to install and configure Samba on the Mint computer, then connect to it with Windows file sharing from the Windows side. Then copy files using the Windows file manager.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:41 PM

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:42 PM

shouldn't get any easier than that

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:42 PM

:-) Photos don't help much when transferring files

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:42 PM

lol so true

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:43 PM

Which way do you want to move the files? Windows to Mint, or the other way around?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:44 PM

I want to be able to access files both ways

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:46 PM

Well, I know that you can set up Mint to act as a Windows file share with the Samba package. That way it looks just like any other Windows machine on the network. Likewise, you should be able to mount a Windows machine that is shared using a network filesystem... I know I've done that, but I can't remember how. Let me look it up.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:47 PM

Here are some links about accessing data on the network: https://www.linux.com/learn/linux-migration-guide-accessing-windows-data-linux-and-vice-versa

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:47 PM

thanks!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:48 PM

I remember now that I used CIFS when I did it long ago. I haven't had Windows in the house for years, though.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:50 PM

that wasn't very helpful at all

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:50 PM

mint can automount NTFS partitions just fine

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:51 PM

I see that Mint makes some things easier: https://windyweather.net/2015/09/27/linux-mint-windows-file-sharing-just-works/

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:51 PM

checking the howtogeek one

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:52 PM

I think we should have moved this to a private channel, but I have to go now anyway. Good luck. These links should give you pointers. My last Google search was for 'network file sharing windows linux mint'. You can see what else pops up if you search.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:19 PM

I freaking hate windows 10 so much, I was working on some stuff and EVEN THOUGH I HAD DEFERRED UPDATES AND TOLD IT TO REQUIRE AUTHORIZATION TO BEGIN UPDATING IT FREAKING SHUTDOWN AND STARTED DOING JUST THAT!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:24 PM

sigh

2017-01-06
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:28 PM

The calm before the storm.... Also a quick reminder because I almost forgot: bring lunch, bring lunch, bring lunch...... Cyall in the morning!

2017-01-07
Julian Bonifaci
Julian Bonifaci2:52 PM

@Julian Bonifaci has joined the channel

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:05 PM

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:05 PM

what sorcery is this?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:06 PM

you sir are a wizard

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason3:12 PM

@Declan Freeman-Gleason has joined the channel

James Sovick
James Sovick8:48 PM

VR FIRST simulation

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:48 PM

ohohoho

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:48 PM

Yes please

2017-01-10
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:05 PM

When prototyping, remember that we want to shoot balls into the boiler twice as fast as this paper airplane gun launches airplanes!
http://hackaday.com/2017/01/10/paper-airplane-machine-gun-v2-0/
Too bad we can't throw airplanes at FIRST events any more...

2017-01-11
James Sovick
James Sovick1:03 PM

what if we took chalk and made a spartronics logo on one of the brick walls in the 300 build? Or we could do like a poster if that's to crazy

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman3:25 PM

That would look really cool. The school might not like it though. Wagon wheel maybe?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:19 PM

or I could do a graffiti piece on it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:19 PM

haven't had any spray paint in like two years though

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:24 PM

Im going to just put it out there that neither Spartronics, the captains, or any mentors condone vandalism however well meaning

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:24 PM

We could talk to the school about something removable (not paint) in the wagon wheel perhaps

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:25 PM

Graffiti isn't always vandalism Jon but your right that the school wouldn't like damage to it's walls

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:26 PM

I just picked up an enormous roll of yellow plastic though and we could probably use it as a canvas

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:26 PM

if you want to that instead

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:27 PM

and there is an old house being demolished in my neighborhood so I could probably ask for one of the window frames and use it as a frame for the canvas

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:28 PM

do you want pictures of the frame and plastic canvas?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:29 PM

all we would need is one masonry screw a bucket of blue paint some rivets and loads of painters tape

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:30 PM

and we could make a fantastic piece

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:30 PM

Whatever artwork you do on your own time is :thumbsup: in my book. If you want to use it for team stuff, we can take a look when its done

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:31 PM

I have neither paint, properly sized rivets nor the window frame

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:31 PM

I would have to go back and get it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:31 PM

I won't do this without help dude

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:31 PM

it's pretty neat though

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:34 PM

Sorry I can't help :/

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:35 PM

But feel free to talk to your teammates about it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:35 PM

everyone should seriously be on random

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:35 PM

it's where stuff happens

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:36 PM

lol

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:36 PM

if we make this we could probably put it in the bainbridge art museum in front of the ferry terminal

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:36 PM

that would be great

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:47 PM

Still having problems with networking

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:47 PM

I ended up misconfiguring stuff and I think I broke other things

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:47 PM

yeesh

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:34 PM

This applies to our game.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:25 PM

?

2017-01-12
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:32 AM

We are trying to get at least 40 kiloPascals (kPa)

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:41 AM

And a Pascal is Newton/metre^2

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt5:24 PM

Lol

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:09 PM

Funnily enough, there is a teacher with that exact name at BHS

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton6:12 PM

still salty about getting a C on my final project for him last year

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman6:18 PM

Oh I have him rn. He's a cool guy.

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton6:19 PM

my seattle central political science professor is basically Mr. Johnson squared, it's great

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton6:19 PM

can recommend

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:21 PM

can I get a 360 image of our controller setup?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:22 PM

I wanted to make a similar one at home so I can mess around with the simulation proper when I have the time

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:22 PM

I also need as much ethernet cable as I can get and if anybody has an old pc I could have that would be great

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:26 PM

I got the window frame from the junk pile so after school tomorrow I will try and scrounge up some paint so I can start on that painting

2017-01-13
Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs3:57 PM

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:28 PM

noice

2017-01-15
Julian Bonifaci
Julian Bonifaci10:12 PM

Anyone have a link to the team meeting calendar, i can't find it

2017-01-16
Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman11:43 AM

you can fins them on the website under events
http://spartronics4915.com/importantdates/

2017-01-17
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:26 AM

Apparently the 9374 FTC team's robots arm fell off during a match

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt10:30 AM

Oh great

2017-01-18
Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:52 PM

Hey, it's that robot that came to visit last year(?) https://youtu.be/NEwySgS0HWw?t=469

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:55 PM

needs some work apparently

2017-01-19
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:44 PM

Anyone updating their registration soon?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:39 PM

seriously in danger of failing 9th grade

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:39 PM

help?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:40 PM

finals are tomorrow

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:40 PM

and I have a pile of homework approximately 20 feet high

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:40 PM

I know because I spent an hour calculating it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:41 PM

:penguin:

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:42 PM

please help

2017-01-20
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:19 PM

the license plate will be mine btw

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:17 PM

someone tried to go in the school bus lane as I was leaving tonight but apparently didn't notice the giant basketball team shuttle blocking them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIpplxNEYIQ

James Sovick
James Sovick9:30 PM

Priceless :ok_hand:

2017-01-21
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:14 PM

xkcd

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:14 PM

it's great

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:17 PM

btw can we add a ludicrous speed button to the control station?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:18 PM

!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:18 PM

sound system on the robot

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:18 PM

we would get so many moxie points

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin1:34 PM

donwloaded git

Noah Martin
Noah Martin2:28 PM

@Noah Martin has joined the channel

2017-01-23
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:17 AM

Hi all, my friend from college Todd Miller owns his own spring company (Myers Spring) in Indiana, and coincidently FIRST asked him to make 400 of the springs that will be installed on Steamworks fields for collecting gears. They're also sending us 4 of the springs for free (they're shipping today). Todd shared with me a video of the manufacturing process of the spring so I could share it with you - enjoy! https://youtu.be/b3wv313y5SM

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:02 AM

That's awesome! Robots making springs for robots to play with!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:00 PM

is there a general purpose input mapping/hotkey/thing that lets me plug in whatever I want into a USB port and then assign keys to analog/digital signals or whatnot

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:01 PM

basically I want to program my computer to be usable with a flight joystick or a midi keyboard

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:01 PM

lol

James Sovick
James Sovick6:00 PM

I have seen set ups with a controller that acts like a mouse but it was with a Xbox controller.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:01 PM

@Tom Wiggin Joy2Key it has a linux port

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:26 PM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:26 PM

4907!

2017-01-25
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:25 PM

oh hey what?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:25 PM

I tend to prefix everything I say with "oh"

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:25 PM

is that a good or bad thing

2017-01-26
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:37 PM

It seems fine.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:51 PM

thank you

2017-01-27
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:24 PM

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:24 PM

yu no preview?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:24 PM

arghh

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:26 PM

anyway if you can download and view this scalable vector graphics image you can find out what we will all be wearing this year

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin9:57 PM

team has been working on this stuff for years and never succeded

2017-01-29
Noah Martin
Noah Martin2:33 PM

@Noah Martin set the channel topic: Random Stuff

James Sovick
James Sovick6:14 PM

Anyone see the robot that beat the I am not a robot video

Noah Martin
Noah Martin6:15 PM

Yeah

2017-01-30
Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:55 PM

are the sweatshirts made of silk?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:56 PM

I really want silk in my wardrobe

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:56 PM

read into stuff

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:56 PM

is mistake

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:56 PM

I read a tome on silk

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:56 PM

:stuckouttonguewinkingeye:

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:09 PM

it's half poly half cotton

2017-02-01
Adrianna Carter
Adrianna Carter6:47 PM

@Adrianna Carter has joined the channel

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman7:59 PM

2017-02-04
Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton10:07 PM

I should bring my lunch tomorrow, right?

2017-02-05
James Sovick
James Sovick7:35 PM

The atlanta falcon s lost to the new england patriots. Disappointing

2017-02-07
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:30 AM

Anyone know how to tie a monkey's fist knot? If not, anyone interested in learning? A thin rope may be used with the climber & a really big knot like the monkey's fist is likely what would be needed for a stopper knot. Plus they look pretty cool... http://www.animatedknots.com/monkeysfist/#ScrollPoint

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom8:44 AM

I can tie a Monkeys Fist. My grandfather was a sailor and I learned from some of his sailing books. I just need to know what size of rope you think it should be tied out of.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:52 AM

@Cruz Strom Excellent, thanks! Let's chat on Wednesday.

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom8:53 AM

Okay

2017-02-10
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:33 AM

The French word for hacker directly translates into English as 'pirate of the Internet'

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:05 PM

2017-02-11
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:54 PM

Sovick and I have deemed tomorrow star wars themed - wear any star wars clothes you have tomorrow. :milky_way:

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt1:59 PM

:alien:Will do:alien:

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:15 PM

I might wear my pre-federation Starfleet uniform.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:15 PM

Just rooting for the home team.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:15 PM

do ittttt

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:16 PM

\\//_

2017-02-17
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:47 PM

@Riyadth Al-Kazily wants to style his facial hair for us at competition, but needs some ideas! Vote with a :whitecheckmark: reaction to the different images to cast your vote!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:47 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:48 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:48 PM

2017-02-21
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:46 AM

For anyone who might not have seen this... https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/gizmodo.com/how-to-watch-todays-rescheduled-historic-spacex-rocket-1792511495/amp Some pretty amazing autonomous happening here :+1:

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:11 PM

For those who want to practice their dance moves, you can find the FIRST music playlist here: http://www.firstmusicdjs.com/

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:17 PM

And @Binnur Alkazily wants someone to teach her to dance to Cotton Eyed Joe

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:27 PM

2017-02-22
2017-02-26
Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs8:50 PM

When people were cleaning up after the Bag Day celebration, Did anyone find a blue Wallet?

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs8:57 PM

Nevermind! Found it!

2017-03-04
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily8:02 AM

James Sovick
James Sovick8:32 AM

Dashing

James Sovick
James Sovick5:42 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:42 PM

LOL

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:58 PM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley11:43 PM

That is a video of one of our matches

2017-03-05
James Sovick
James Sovick6:53 AM

Are we meeting at 7 or 7:30

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:03 AM

I think 7:30

James Sovick
James Sovick7:13 AM

K

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen9:23 AM

@Mike Rosen has joined the channel

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:49 AM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:44 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:51 PM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:58 PM

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:02 PM

James Sovick
James Sovick7:59 PM

Boi

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger10:30 PM

Beautiful stuff,everyone! Great job! https://clips.twitch.tv/MuddyDaintyTruffleDansGame.

2017-03-06
Peter Hall
Peter Hall1:04 PM

@Peter Hall has joined the channel

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily3:31 PM

I see we're doing pretty well in the overall Pacific Northwest District rankings. I'm very proud of our team (and am wearing my team shirt today at work)!
https://www.thebluealliance.com/events/pnw/2017#rankings

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily3:32 PM

(And by "pretty well" I mean in the number one slot :-) )

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:32 PM

My tattoo lasted the night and I wore it to school as well. Got a few curious stares but it was fun to explain to a those who asked as well!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:33 PM

Lots of congrats too, can't wait for the next competition.

2017-03-07
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:53 PM

For those who are not in the marketing channel...

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:48 PM

New Jetson TX2 out today. Looks powerful but a bit expensive.- at least there is an academic discount http://www.pcworld.com/article/3178059/hardware/nvidias-pascal-powered-jetson-tx2-computer-blows-away-raspberry-pi.html

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:04 PM

Remember to factor in the cost of the heat sink (not pictured). It makes the board sooo much bigger.

James Sovick
James Sovick10:10 PM

Did anyone see the new amd ryzen line up

2017-03-09
Dana Batali
Dana Batali4:49 PM

@Dana Batali has joined the channel

2017-03-10
Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen9:06 AM

This is great. Thanks for sharing.

2017-03-12
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley3:17 PM

What?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:18 PM

Wow that's impressive.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily3:50 PM

Yes, but I like their gear + shooting a bit better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRtaGtriAAI

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:50 PM

agreed

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley4:59 PM

... I-I have no words

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:00 PM

...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:00 PM

I actually commented on their video (something I never do), and said how similar our robots are in general design.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:00 PM

It's kinda like a helios 2.0 lol

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:18 PM

Yeah, it'd be nice to be on their team; it looks like they get 40 kPa during auto, then shift into being a gear bot.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:19 PM

yeah. They're an older team and have a lot of experience, it's pretty cool though.

2017-03-13
Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt7:26 AM

On citrus circuits, I noticed that they had 2 flywheels side-by-side on one track/ramp. Interesting design.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:23 PM

Did it work?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton6:12 PM

@Enrique Chee is the meeting tomorrow only to plan for the open house?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton6:13 PM

(if so, since I'd be late anyway + will miss Wednesday, I don't think I'll come)

2017-03-14
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:24 PM

I just found figurative gold; look up 'asexual jokes' on Google

2017-03-18
2017-03-19
James Sovick
James Sovick9:16 AM

Is this through first or a different program

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:07 AM

Pretty sure it's vex

2017-03-24
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:11 PM

4918 has a pretty accurate shooter. They have to shoot from a floating position, so if their drivers get that field spot down, they could do really well.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:11 PM

have a video?

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:11 PM

I'm watching the Mount Vernon event YouTube playlist

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:12 PM

ok

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:12 PM

It's on the FIRST WA YouTube channel

2017-03-25
Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason7:36 AM

2017-03-26
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:04 PM

I'm proud of our team! Good job drivers + human players, good job scouts, good job marketers, (tiny yay for mechanics) and thank your parents for the support!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:06 PM

And good the cheering is improving (I mean we did get the spirit award) - thanks for responding to me, If anyone has any good cheer ideas please let me know! (Or suggestions)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:13 PM

Also for those out there who didn't know - we brought Valhalla to elimination for the first time in their whole experience with first - don't regret picking them, they deserved it (they're older than us as well). They also have no parent support or mentors, and barely any sponsors and few members. They have to work so much harder than many other teams, yet they did so well. Impressive to say the least.

James Sovick
James Sovick7:29 PM

Proud of all who worked on the robot, those who attended and those who helped out our team in anyway. We did the best we've ever done and we should be proud of our accomplishment​s

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:35 PM

Okay okay this is pretty bad but what if we did cheer that was "1, 2, 3, SHOOT!" (I would yell the 1, 2, 3)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:35 PM

Obviously do this when shooting or right before

James Sovick
James Sovick8:36 PM

How about H-E-LIO

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:37 PM

You want to spell it? (Missing the s)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:38 PM

Gimme some cheers please, we only have two...

James Sovick
James Sovick8:40 PM

How about just HOORA

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:40 PM

Cheers have to be simple if they're going to be effective. Make use of the vowels in Helios if you want to do a cheer for him.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:40 PM

How would that go.

James Sovick
James Sovick8:40 PM

You just tell hoora

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:41 PM

Okay lol maybe

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:42 PM

Also glacier peak matches ALREADY up!

James Sovick
James Sovick9:07 PM

Hey rose, what about somthing like: by the power of Robby

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:07 PM

Omg yes

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:07 PM

Me: By the power of! Stands: ROBBY!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:08 PM

that's hilarious

James Sovick
James Sovick9:08 PM

YES

James Sovick
James Sovick9:22 PM

Helio Helios he's our bot come at him give it your best shot.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:22 PM

Ugh it's too long. (Also gracious professional? a bit negative)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:22 PM

I mean it could work it's lengthy tho

James Sovick
James Sovick9:23 PM

No your right

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:23 PM

I like it tho

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:23 PM

Pronto came up with an idea for helios but it was a bit long so I was like eh

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:23 PM

I forgot it by now lol

James Sovick
James Sovick9:24 PM

3070 let's go pronto

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:24 PM

lol

James Sovick
James Sovick9:24 PM

4195 let's go team drive?

James Sovick
James Sovick9:25 PM

Shoot 1, shoot 2, get those balls through?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:25 PM

lot of words (getting better)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:25 PM

this is why I liked 1, 2, 3 shoot cuz its short

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:26 PM

and it makes sense for helios of course

James Sovick
James Sovick9:26 PM

H e l i o let's go Helios go go go

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:26 PM

OOOO

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:27 PM

I'm likeing that one

James Sovick
James Sovick9:27 PM

Lio would be one strubg

James Sovick
James Sovick9:27 PM

String

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:27 PM

Spelling it?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:27 PM

H. E. L. I. O. (Maybe drop the s) lets go helios go go go

James Sovick
James Sovick9:28 PM

H. E. LIO let's go Helios go go go

James Sovick
James Sovick9:28 PM

Lio would be said togather

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:28 PM

Yeah it's a good one

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:29 PM

It sounds better to spell it (without the s) in my head, you'll have to say it to me

James Sovick
James Sovick9:29 PM

K will do. Also Helio should be a nick bane

James Sovick
James Sovick9:29 PM

Name

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:29 PM

Helium lol

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:29 PM

One thing I'd like to mention on cheers: It would be good to have the 'crowd' portion of the cheer be a full word or phrase. I feel that the '49'-'15' cheer results in others in the gym mostly just hearing the '15' part. (Except in the times when Rose is louder than the rest of the team :-)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:30 PM

Lol yeah, good point.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:30 PM

I kind of like the way SOTAbots repeat their 'oh, yeah' chant, rather than split it up.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:31 PM

Sort of like an 'echo'

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:31 PM

Would you rather I just start a chant like 49 (pause) 15? Just curious

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:31 PM

Yeah

James Sovick
James Sovick9:31 PM

Just have rose say 4915 then we repeat

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:31 PM

I think the numbers are trouble, unless you can get us to say the whole thing

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:31 PM

Yeah

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:31 PM

But it's a lot of syllables

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:32 PM

or fortttyyyyy ninnnnne fifteeeeeeen (like the ooooh yeah sota does)

James Sovick
James Sovick9:32 PM

Or
Rose : lez go
Crowd: 4915

James Sovick
James Sovick9:33 PM

Or
Rose: say what?
Crowd 4915

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:33 PM

I could do the sota oh yeah with our number to be honest

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:33 PM

drag out the 15

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:33 PM

it's a stretch but it could work

James Sovick
James Sovick9:33 PM

Maybe we should be like the fanz and just tell aaaaaayyyyyyeeeee

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:34 PM

lol

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:34 PM

You could chant 4911 in binary: 1001100110011

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:34 PM

what about our number? (Although YES)

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:35 PM

Oops. Freudian slip.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:35 PM

That is 4915 in binary.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:35 PM

Oh gotchu

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:35 PM

That's easy and could work but not many people would understand lol!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:35 PM

(Oh, no... maybe I secretly wish I were on their team? Nooooo! Spartronics is way more fun!)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:35 PM

I like it like that though

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:36 PM

(We don't judge, they're pretty great tbh)

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:36 PM

I like that it is '1001' repeated 3 times, then a 1

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:36 PM

Yeah we could slowly become louder

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:37 PM

(I have to keep track of how many times I say the 11 though we'll go to long XD)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:37 PM

We should do the 1001100110011 and then SPARTRONICS

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:37 PM

that could be good

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:38 PM

especially if it goes from quiet to loud, capping it off with a loud spartronics or 4915 would be great

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:38 PM

I could yell BINARY! To get us started (because not everyone is quick to respond)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:39 PM

I like it! Even though not everyone knows binary it's interesting and teams could ask about it and we'll be known for it eventually if we keep it up

James Sovick
James Sovick9:39 PM

Just like code purple?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:39 PM

Code purple does a binary cheer?

James Sovick
James Sovick9:40 PM

Yeah

James Sovick
James Sovick9:40 PM

They say there number or somthing in binary

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:40 PM

Oh then definitely lets do it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:40 PM

Okay new cheer guys woo

James Sovick
James Sovick9:40 PM

Binary and maybe the helios cheer?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:41 PM

Lot of things to yell in one go

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:41 PM

so probably not

James Sovick
James Sovick9:41 PM

K

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen9:41 PM

Is an iambic pentameter too long?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:42 PM

Give me an example of one

James Sovick
James Sovick9:42 PM

We're just trying out stuff so everything is good

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen9:44 PM

Second line: F-R-C-4-9-1-5

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen9:44 PM

The first line would need to end with a word that rhymes with five

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:45 PM

Oh

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:45 PM

Try it out

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen9:45 PM

First line: Spartan robotics full of drive

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:46 PM

Yeah

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:46 PM

Okay it's just that it's wordy

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:46 PM

and a lot of cheers I here out there that are long I never understand

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:46 PM

like 49-15 or we are - spartronics is easy because they're short and understandable

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:46 PM

as well as easy to yell

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:47 PM

more than three or four words is pushing it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:47 PM

two or three is optimal, numbers excluded

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:47 PM

(From my experience)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:49 PM

Numbers can be easier, like the ones and zeros repetitively one after another is easy to do.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:54 PM

Oh yeah I saw that

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:54 PM

guarantee you that's going to become a mess of words to anyone listening.

James Sovick
James Sovick9:55 PM

Spro let's go helio

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen9:55 PM

I propose this (as a starting point). "Team spartronics drive and thrive. F R C 4 9 1 5.

James Sovick
James Sovick9:55 PM

Spro= spartronics robotics

James Sovick
James Sovick9:55 PM

Hey that one works really well

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:55 PM

Which one

James Sovick
James Sovick9:56 PM

The drive and thrive

James Sovick
James Sovick9:56 PM

Take out team though

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:56 PM

I like it? I'm still hesitant to do longer phrases (maybe because my voice will die), but I'm definitely open to it.

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen9:57 PM

It only works if you get the syllabication right. Say it out loud. I think you need 'team'

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen9:59 PM

'Team spartronics overdrive' ...

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen9:59 PM

?

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen9:59 PM

Could 4915 be said instead of spartronics?

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:00 PM

Could we have a Spartronics song?

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom10:00 PM

That is a great idea

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:00 PM

Now you want a song? (Vocal cords are crying right now)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:00 PM

Totally go for it! I was kidding

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:01 PM

How about 'Ole, ole, ole, ole' from Chumbawamba's Top of the world? Or some other fun song clip?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:01 PM

What do you mean by song then?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:01 PM

Oh XD

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:01 PM

XD?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:01 PM

sorry, shorthand laughing face

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:01 PM

:-)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:01 PM

look at it sideways

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:02 PM

I get it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:02 PM

Lol. Yeah do you mean a video for the song?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:02 PM

Like (lemme find the video)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:03 PM

Cuz, I can't sing

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:03 PM

I was thinking of having a small segment of a song that everyone knows, and when Spartronics sings it, everyone can get the song stuck in their head.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:03 PM

Lol sure.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:03 PM

Anyway, I'm out of ideas for the evening. No energy left.

James Sovick
James Sovick10:03 PM

Ole plz

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:03 PM

Same

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:04 PM

I'll see if anything comes to me in my dreams...

James Sovick
James Sovick10:04 PM

Dream please that dreams

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:04 PM

The best inspiration

James Sovick
James Sovick10:04 PM

Pleasant

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:05 PM

Quality typing sovick

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:05 PM

You know you can edit your messages?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:05 PM

(it's handy)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:05 PM

:joy:

James Sovick
James Sovick10:55 PM

:grin:

2017-03-27
Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:22 AM

or 1333 in hexadecimal! (4915)
- but that's too similar to a theoretical frc team number, so binary is way cooler. I suppose morse code could be tried too. Or binary-coded decimal.

:slightlysmilingface:

2017-03-28
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily1:47 PM

A question from a friend: How did Neobots (team 2903) already qualify for worlds? According to The Blue Alliance (and the team homepage), they are going to Worlds:

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee4:23 PM

You can go by applying for a waitlist.

2017-03-30
Dana Batali
Dana Batali7:30 AM

https://www.instructables.com/id/Perpetual-Clock-With-Arduino/

Interesting part of this instructable is the use of Fusion360 to design gears for 3d printing.

Dana Batali
Dana Batali5:58 PM

Here's a multipart instructable on robots that has some nice elements... Perhaps good for managing summer boredom?

https://www.instructables.com/lesson/Getting-Started-With-Robots/

2017-03-31
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:24 PM

For my fellow Whovians.

James Sovick
James Sovick5:25 PM

Oh nice.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:25 PM

Omg YES

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:25 PM

Tennant is my fave

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:41 PM

Tennant or Smith

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:41 PM

Oohh, maybe Smith will be back next

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:53 PM

No, wait, apparently it's fake, I can't find it on the BBC website

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:28 PM

Oh pffff you got me excited

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:51 PM

So did they to me.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:51 PM

But the next companion will be the first openly gay companion.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:52 PM

oh yeeeeeeeeeeee

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:52 PM

That's awesome

2017-04-01
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:04 PM

The London FRC Competition is going on, team 4907 is thdrd

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:04 PM

Seriously? No autocorrect? I meant 4907 is there.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:41 PM

4918 shooting

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:46 PM

2046 has a really good shooter, they just got 34 kpa

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:46 PM

Nice!

James Sovick
James Sovick8:46 PM

Whomsteded thdrd

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:47 PM

And they have a floating position on the field, with our auto and them, we might be able to get 40kpa during the game

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:49 PM

And they can climb along with gears

James Sovick
James Sovick8:50 PM

So their us except with floating position and better gear grabber

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:50 PM

And a better shooter

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:50 PM

It's less accurate but they shoot faster

James Sovick
James Sovick8:50 PM

I think we have a pretty good shooter

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:51 PM

Yes, but they got 34 KPA with only 2 during auto

James Sovick
James Sovick8:51 PM

We've gotten 39. Haven't we?

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:51 PM

Yes, but we usually get 25

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:51 PM

Roughly

James Sovick
James Sovick8:51 PM

Ah but potential

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:52 PM

I'm just looking at the fact that 2046 got 34KPA during their first match today

James Sovick
James Sovick8:55 PM

The 39 kpa came from our second match

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:56 PM

All I'm saying is we may want to make note of them

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:56 PM

They may be the perfect compliment for us

James Sovick
James Sovick8:56 PM

Yee

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:00 PM

And they can pick up gears from the ground

James Sovick
James Sovick9:00 PM

Oh wow

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:00 PM

Robotopi had a good but slow shooter apparently

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:01 PM

According to a 4911 member

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:01 PM

Yeah

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:01 PM

But they aren't quite as good as 2046

James Sovick
James Sovick9:01 PM

Waz ourz cheerz

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:01 PM

Ye

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:01 PM

I don't know what that means

James Sovick
James Sovick9:03 PM

Cheerz forz eventz

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:04 PM

488 also has a really good shooter

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:05 PM

488 working with 2046 almost got 40KPA

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:12 PM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:14 PM

They got 36kpa in QM16

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:18 PM

4918 has an auto that goes to the hopper

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:31 PM

This is absolutely hilarious

James Sovick
James Sovick9:31 PM

:disappointed: so close. Lol

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:32 PM

Nnnoopppee

James Sovick
James Sovick9:56 PM

James Sovick
James Sovick9:56 PM

2017-04-03
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:33 PM

So there's gonna be a dance at regionals?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:46 PM

GUYS 4911 IS DOING THIS WE NEED TO AS WELL

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:55 PM

Sounds like phun. But we might have to scout Friday night. ? If you wish to go you will need a driver and one adult.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:57 PM

okay I'll play it by ear

2017-04-04
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger7:38 PM

Very exciting elimination match featuring three of the best shooters in the PNW; Roboctopi, Bear Metal, and Xbot

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:30 PM

Is that the one where 42.33 KPA was achieved?

2017-04-05
Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs7:32 PM

I got a fortune cookie and this is what it said

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:28 PM

75 KPA

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:28 PM

53 of which in auto

2017-04-06
Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen3:36 PM

What happened on the field?

James Sovick
James Sovick3:39 PM

Idk

2017-04-07
Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs6:55 AM

Can people check their sweatshirts? I'm missing a Medium that had a bunch of stuff in it's pockets that was in the stands

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs7:10 AM

Especially Someone who had a Large, because there was one left over yesterday

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs10:55 AM

Nevermind I got it!!

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen12:00 PM

Wow. Whose shooter is that?

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:11 PM

Team 1986 Titanium Robotics from the mid-west

2017-04-08
Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman11:46 AM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:08 PM

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton12:37 PM

cmon 4915 1st alliance

2017-04-09
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:53 PM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:58 PM

2017-04-10
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley2:21 PM

James Sovick
James Sovick2:32 PM

Impressive

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:45 PM

The ASCII character for space is 00100000. For those with Macs, you can type 'man ascii' at a terminal prompt. For those who wish to be more obscure, use octal instead of binary.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:02 PM

Rats

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:02 PM

Okay, thanks

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger8:26 PM

Skunkworks made it to worlds via wait list! Last minute, too!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:26 PM

Whoa cool

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:28 PM

And Cyberknights made it in due to some teams declining!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:28 PM

Official list of teams from PNW: http://frc-districtrankings.firstinspires.org/2017/PNW

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:32 PM

It doesn't say skunkworks qualified??

James Sovick
James Sovick8:33 PM

They are on the wait list right behind cyber knights

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:35 PM

But it says cyberknights qualified

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:36 PM

oh nvm I believe lucas

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:00 PM

And I think 4907 qualified

James Sovick
James Sovick9:00 PM

Who dat

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:58 PM

If anyone wants to trade for a M 4911 sweatshirt I know a guy who wants a Spartronics one (M or L).

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:03 PM

(This would be a new one btw.)

2017-04-11
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily6:58 AM

I can provide mine, though it is washed but not worn or lightly worn ( they are all in the same drawer).

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:21 AM

@Binnur Alkazily She said "sweatshirt", not T-shirt. I don't think you have a sweatshirt...

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:22 AM

glad someone edits my content - yes, I don't have a sweatshirt...

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman1:03 PM

James Sovick
James Sovick1:09 PM

You will be remembered

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily1:09 PM

Before you know it, they're all grown up and moving out. Bon voyage!

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley2:47 PM

It only seems like a couple of months since he was first born.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee3:47 PM

1047 pounds.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee3:48 PM

is the weight of the box (robot plus pit stuff) $1200 to ship to Houston and back.

James Sovick
James Sovick3:57 PM

Hey at least hes not 4915 pounds

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley4:09 PM

Aaayyy ^

2017-04-12
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:50 AM

Oohh, perhaps there is hope for the Alcubierre Drive

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:33 PM

Looks like we're in Hopper division at workds

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:49 PM

Hopper division?

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger3:27 PM

We're with up-a-creek robotics and barker redbacks

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:03 PM

oh i understand, thanks!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:06 PM

Are you going to Houston?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:07 PM

Me? No sorry ap exams

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:07 PM

:-( Next time!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:07 PM

Hopefully! (I will have three aps next year...)

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:07 PM

We will have to figure out how to get them rescheduled :-)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:08 PM

I know right :anguished:

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:08 PM

Well, I can't go this year either. Work! I think I should have stayed in school...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:09 PM

:joy:

Timo Lahtinen
Timo Lahtinen10:36 PM

Kevin Ross played some poker

2017-04-13
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:20 PM

If you are interested in attending Roboprom at Worlds you need to buy tickets in advance (they cost 30 dollars) from Team 399. Link here http://www.team399.org/roboprom2017/

James Sovick
James Sovick6:20 PM

Wow

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman6:32 PM

It's gonna be lit.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:45 PM

@jon, please get me a list of who is going to Roboprom. We will need a chaperone. I will go if majority of students are going.

Dana Batali
Dana Batali6:54 PM

How far is Hyatt regency from ours? If anyone already knows...

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:15 PM

I will post in announcements so we can get the most accurate number of people

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:16 PM

I already checked, it is too far to walk

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:18 PM

I blame you @Chris Rininger for getting me into a wormhole of science related articles and then black hole videos (welp there goes an hour of my life, I just need to go close to a blackhole now to get my homework done (actually that'd be counterproductive because then all time would go faster than me and I'd never turn in my homework))

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:38 PM

@Rose Bandrowski: Sorry :neutralface:... recommend steering clear of black holes :nerdface:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:38 PM

:joy: I'll do my best (that article was really cool though!)

2017-04-15
Finn Mander
Finn Mander10:59 AM

@Finn Mander has joined the channel

Finn Mander
Finn Mander11:01 AM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:01 PM

Looking good.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:02 PM

Doctor Who season 10 is coming out tonight at 21:00 on channel 162 BBC America.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:21 PM

10/10 finn

Dana Batali
Dana Batali5:30 PM

any chance of doing the eyebrows? :slightlysmilingface:

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman5:41 PM

What dye did you use and more importantly do you have more?

Clio Batali
Clio Batali10:29 PM

The epidemic continues... but who will be next?

Clio Batali
Clio Batali10:30 PM

@Alex Larson Freeman: We have some extra hair dye... that is unless @Dana Batali ends up dyeing his eyebrows (hint hint)

2017-04-16
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:24 AM

Looks awesome guys! :smile:

Finn Mander
Finn Mander8:52 PM

Eyesbrows are a no go for me. @Dana Batali: You should definitely consider it!

2017-04-17
Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger7:43 AM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger11:44 AM

Trying to think of a pun relating to dying and dyeing...

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:33 PM

http://www.dailyhaha.com/pics/solution-for-oversleeping1.htm. Hope the worlds travel group has a safe smooth trip tomorrow! See you Thursday.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:34 PM

^that's a really good idea oh my goodness. 10/10 would use

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:42 PM

both options need to be $0.99, we'll be rich

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman8:43 PM

Next we'll charge for breathing too.

James Sovick
James Sovick8:43 PM

+tax

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:44 PM

Where's gabe we need to hire him to make a new app for us

2017-04-19
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:04 AM

Are our match numbers up yet? I'm not seeing them on blue alliance despite them saying they'd be posted today...

Luke Frank
Luke Frank9:15 AM

#1, 19, 31, 39, 49, 64, 77, 89, & 106. They might be updated today however.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:16 AM

Okay cool! (First one woo)

Luke Frank
Luke Frank9:17 AM

1st one on Thurs and Friday, gonna be fun!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:17 AM

So no matches today?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:18 AM

I'm not really following the schedule sorry

Luke Frank
Luke Frank9:19 AM

Nope, just setup really

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:19 AM

Huh ok

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman10:36 AM

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:26 AM

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:26 AM

@James Sovick

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:26 AM

@Luke Frank

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:27 AM

Well I have nothing to say to this

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:28 AM

Is hat an orange in Chris's glasses?

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom12:05 PM

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom12:48 PM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger1:25 PM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger1:25 PM

Added another layer

Peter Hall
Peter Hall1:26 PM

Peter Hall
Peter Hall1:26 PM

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:58 PM

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:58 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:09 PM

lucky! I'm so jealous sitting here studying for aps... and sats... and acts...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:10 PM

#juniorlife

2017-04-20
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:28 PM

I'm just gonna... leave this here.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zs13CSirZY

2017-04-21
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom6:37 PM

Have the matches been shown at school?

James Sovick
James Sovick6:37 PM

Som

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom6:47 PM

Cool

2017-04-22
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:12 AM

Where were they?

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley11:40 AM

Spartronics bandage

James Sovick
James Sovick12:30 PM

Lucas some teachers were playing if in there class room. Mrs To was playing it and Mr wechler. We also tried in the cafeteria

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley1:24 PM

Okay, cool.

2017-04-23
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:44 PM

@Rose Bandrowski it's actually an orange stress ball

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:57 PM

XD reminds me of the time last year when I broke a test tube during a meeting with one of those lol

2017-04-24
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:06 PM

OMG LOLLLL

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:07 PM

Shows you how much shooting matters!

2017-04-28
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:48 AM

I'm just gonna leave this here https://youtu.be/NX2kR-L0w60

2017-05-02
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:53 PM

We could see an FTL drive in our lifetimes!

2017-05-07
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:14 PM

Sharing a few things I stumbled upon recently. Since they are links, I'm going to put them inside a comment on this to (hopefully) avoid a vertically huge post. Let's see if it works...

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:15 PM

First thing up is this “Roboleague” video from a couple of years ago. Dean and Woodie have a few spots, but mostly it’s about a few teams and their efforts to win Einsteins. There are a couple smaller, “good-but-not-elite” teams, but I’d say there is more attention given to a few of the higher performing teams (Robonauts, Cheesy Poofs), and the video provides an interesting view into the positives and negatives of being on teams like that. I assume people who have been around a while have seen the video, but others probably have not… https://vimeo.com/141502715

Next, is a set of resources actually. Similar to Skunkworks, Citrus Circuits does a set of fall workshops for other teams, and they post videos of them online. I highly recommend the Strategic Design presentation, and the others look good too. Here’s a link to the full set: http://www.citruscircuits.org/fall-workshops.html I get a sense that sharing, collaboration, and helping other teams is something that team really emphasizes – kudos to them!

Finally, something fun. If you have an Xbox 360, there’s actually an FRC game from 2012 available for $3. Catalyst 2012. Here’s the link, but you’ll probably need to search for it on your console. http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Catalyst-2012/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258550c64

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:02 PM

Here's the trailer for Catalyst 2012. Graphics are not... awesome... but game play and robot config options look pretty good. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=catalyst+2012+video&view=detail&mid=82365A10757AA72A3FDF82365A10757AA72A3FDF&FORM=VIRE

2017-05-08
Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:51 AM

great set of resources! I found this talk particularly valuable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVacrE4sKig

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:16 PM

Totally agree - I would recommend anyone, especially leadership, watch the Strategic Design one

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:59 PM

While the video production quality isn't as good, both the 2015 and 2016 mechanical design presentations seem to have good tips about how to (& not to) use CAD within an overall design process, including recommended time savers.

2017-05-15
Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt4:55 PM

Hey, could I get a ride with someone to the picnic next weekend?

2017-05-25
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:08 AM

Does anyone remember what team had the Danny Devido bot was on?

2017-06-05
James Slattery
James Slattery12:44 PM

If you want to push your slack theme to the limits, here is a site where you can find built color schemes. http://slackthemes.net/#/afterglow

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily5:07 PM

maybe someone needs to make spartronics colors for slack???!

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom9:27 PM

There is a close blue and yellow. #00254C,#15467a,#EEB211,#FFFFFF,#EEB211,#FFFFFF,#C59353,#007BFF

2017-06-12
James Slattery
James Slattery1:19 PM

Here are the logo hex colors if you want to modify the above: Blue: `#1455fb`
Yellow: `#fcff00`

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:54 PM

You can do it yourself! :-) Drop down the menu next to Spartronics4915 in the upper left corner of the screen, select Preferences, and then select Sidebar Theme. If you are already using Cruz's theme colors, then they will be in the custom setting section. You can change the colors the way you like, and share it here.

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom6:33 PM

Using the logo colors that James used, #1455fb,#15467a,#fcff00,#383F45,#fcff00,#FFFFFF,#fcff00,#1455fb looks more like the spartronics logo.

2017-06-15
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily4:34 PM

that is one bright blue :slightlysmilingface:

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom6:15 PM

Those are the colors that James found.

2017-06-20
2017-07-01
Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger1:10 PM

I've heard that we need to show up at 2 and that we need to show up at 3 for Rotary from different places, and I'm a little confused about which time is correct. Anyone know?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:13 PM

I'll be there at two... I don't know if I I've been misled as well though...

James Sovick
James Sovick1:20 PM

2

James Sovick
James Sovick1:21 PM

I wrote to John and he said come at 2

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:21 PM

Okay someone just screwed up the calendar time

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily1:23 PM

2017-07-11
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:17 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WshJjLUdPhE For next year - simulating the new game we might consider using pvc pipes to simulate robots and put red/blue taping on them for allience representation. Look at the last 30 seconds of the video or so.

2017-07-12
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:19 AM

Nice idea! Gives perspective to the size of the robot with relation to the field area. This idea should probably be posted in strategy, not random :-)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:03 PM

Anyone know when girls generation this year is?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:03 PM

Also thanks Riyadth! I think it'd be an easy idea to implement and have some fun with.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:59 PM

Oct 28th

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:01 PM

Crap. ACT is that day.

2017-07-18
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:18 PM

Thoughts?

2017-07-19
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:43 AM

I think I'll be going with my dad, as he used to work at Kings as a teacher and wants to visit and talk to the team.

2017-07-29
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley4:20 PM

This is a whiteboard at NASA JPL

2017-07-31
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley3:16 PM

2017-08-29
2017-09-01
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:14 AM

WATERGAME CONFIRMED

2017-09-08
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:30 AM

Teaser will be out Sept. 14

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:03 PM

Oh no. No no no no no no. Please not water.

James Sovick
James Sovick12:03 PM

What?! Yes water

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:04 PM

Why not??!!

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:09 PM

Two words: Electrical systems.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:10 PM

Two words: a challenge

James Sovick
James Sovick12:12 PM

Or you could say a test

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:12 PM

A party

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen1:37 PM

Nope

Peter Hall
Peter Hall2:07 PM

Is this like I real thing or are they just f*ing with us

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman5:16 PM

well a actual water game would be really hard for them to execute

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:55 PM

Forget the water game, whens the quadcopter game coming?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:55 PM

@Bo Baird

Bo Baird
Bo Baird5:55 PM

@Bo Baird has joined the channel

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:55 PM

Now that is something I want to see

Peter Hall
Peter Hall7:43 PM

That would be even worse because what if they hit each other

2017-09-09
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:37 AM

We would have to use super bumpers.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:51 PM

Peter you misspelled "better"

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton3:21 PM

mind if I sit in on Wednesday?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:17 PM

Not at all, please do. @Jack Stratton

Peter Hall
Peter Hall4:21 PM

Where did I misspell better

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:22 PM

You didn't he's joking that you should have replaced worse with better :facewithrolling_eyes:

Peter Hall
Peter Hall4:22 PM

Oh

Peter Hall
Peter Hall4:22 PM

Ha ha

2017-09-10
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:03 PM

What if the game is water themed?

2017-09-11
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:20 AM

That would be interesting however I'm pretty sure they're going with this sort of 'timeline' thing with the imperialistic powers game (stronghold), and the victorian era (steamworks), so my hope is that it's like the Roaring 20's this time. :joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:21 AM

That or the 1960-70's with the cold war / moon landing.

James Sovick
James Sovick9:26 AM

Ooh I love 1950/60 cars.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:27 AM

Sammmme. 1969 was a good year. OH what if we had a car-themed game! Now THAT sounds good!

James Sovick
James Sovick9:27 AM

We could play caravan palace

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:27 AM

yES

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:28 AM

Well I'll play that anyways but you're right it'd be appropriate

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton10:15 AM

I'm gonna say it's star wars

2017-09-13
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:51 AM

But Star Wars happened a long time ago in a galaxy that is confusingly un advanced.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:09 PM

Who else is psyched for the teaser for the game tomorrow!!!!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:09 PM

ME

James Sovick
James Sovick7:10 PM

YES

James Sovick
James Sovick7:10 PM

IT IS TIME

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:59 PM

Yee!

2017-09-14
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:07 AM

The teaser will be out at 4 tonight and there's like a little show going on the livestream. I won't be able to watch it so I recommend someone else does and reports back

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:11 AM

I believe it's at 5, their post said 8 pm eastern time

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:12 AM

I saw 7, but it's around that time

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:13 AM

I'll be watching anyway, so hyped!!!!

Peter Hall
Peter Hall8:41 AM

I'll watch to

Peter Hall
Peter Hall8:41 AM

If water game I will die

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen8:42 AM

Drama

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:42 AM

That'll be great tho, but everyone will have a heart attack

Peter Hall
Peter Hall8:42 AM

Yeah

Peter Hall
Peter Hall8:42 AM

I actually think that a water game could be a cool challenge

Peter Hall
Peter Hall8:43 AM

Just not this year

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:43 AM

Yeah

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:43 AM

Maybe they'll do what they did last year and scare everyone in the kickoff video

Peter Hall
Peter Hall8:43 AM

Oh yeah like with the airborne stuff

Peter Hall
Peter Hall8:44 AM

My guess is that it will be water themed but no real water

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:06 AM

Probably

Peter Hall
Peter Hall9:07 AM

Yeah

Peter Hall
Peter Hall9:07 AM

What would you think about a drone game

Peter Hall
Peter Hall9:08 AM

Definitely a lot of crashes

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:08 AM

I would think I'm a marketer I'll let you deal with it

Peter Hall
Peter Hall9:08 AM

thanks

Peter Hall
Peter Hall9:08 AM

That's very kind of you

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:24 AM

I remember several students and mentors playing this game outside at worlds, so thought I would share. AI cropping up everywhere these days. https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/2017/09/13/microsofts-social-bot-zo-wants-play-exploding-kittens/

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:01 PM

FIRST POWER UP

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:01 PM

Power up

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:02 PM

Oh my lord

Peter Hall
Peter Hall5:02 PM

Wow

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:02 PM

TRON

Peter Hall
Peter Hall5:02 PM

That was cool

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:03 PM

This is gonna be interesting

Peter Hall
Peter Hall5:03 PM

This is going to be sooooooo awesome

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:03 PM

Huge tron vibe

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:03 PM

Yasss

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:03 PM

Can we please do a tron themed robot

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:03 PM

From would be cool

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:03 PM

Tron*

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:04 PM

I think coins will be a game mechanic

Peter Hall
Peter Hall5:04 PM

So they were totally messing with us with the water game hints

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:04 PM

Well maybe not, video games have water in them!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:04 PM

There was a mop in the background

Peter Hall
Peter Hall5:04 PM

Fair enough

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:04 PM

Water game ???

Peter Hall
Peter Hall5:04 PM

Lol

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:05 PM

WateR GamE coNfiRmeD

Peter Hall
Peter Hall5:05 PM

now I want to know what the actual game is but we have to wait so long

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:05 PM

UgH

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:06 PM

I've just been watching the teaser over and over looking for more

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:06 PM

same

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:06 PM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:06 PM

Maybe provides more insight

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:06 PM

Oh my goodness

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:08 PM

Okay this is cool

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:13 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:13 PM

Are all those game pieces from past years?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:14 PM

Lol same train of thought

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:14 PM

Yes but I don't recognize the bottom one

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:15 PM

Me either

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:15 PM

That's what I thought. I doubt they would put such a huge hint as to the new game pieces in the teaser it must be an old one!

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:16 PM

It's rack'n'roll

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:16 PM

Ahhh okay

James Sovick
James Sovick5:18 PM

This is really kinda weird for me because I started building a little portable arcade machine and to see the trailer be about arcade machine. Weirden me out

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:19 PM

Thats so cool!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:19 PM

zoom in on the graphics on the side and front of the video game machine in the video + the above (is that from the DLC pack?) - how do wheeled robots climb steps? may need to figure that out

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:20 PM

OHHHH thats interesting! I came up with an idea on how to get a robot to climb stairs recently, weird.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:20 PM

Stairs would be hard

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:20 PM

It's the recruitment poster

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:21 PM

tank tracks maybe

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen5:21 PM

Wall-E

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:25 PM

Does anyone know where the DLC packs are

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:30 PM

Marketing team: 8-bit version of Spartronics logo plz :spartronics:

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:20 PM

What was up with that water hint???? Were they screwing with us?

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:23 PM

Hold on… we're there any 8-bit games that used water?

Peter Hall
Peter Hall7:24 PM

Lucas I think they were just messing with us with that

James Sovick
James Sovick8:04 PM

River raid is one of the first but that was an Atari game. We also have 1942 which involves water but mostly is flying, some pinball machine had water themes

James Sovick
James Sovick8:07 PM

There are not of water arcade games

2017-09-15
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger8:17 AM

Flying water game

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:01 PM

About that 8-bit logo...

Process (Windows only - sorry)
- Load high-res logo into Microsoft Paint
- Save As and select 256 colors option
- Resize to 100x100
- Zoom in as much as possible
- Use screen snip tool to capture pixelated logo

You can use this same kind of approach with any picture - give it a try.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:06 PM

Oh my gosh that's amazing :joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:06 PM

Thanks Chris!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:06 PM

Thank Chris that's awesome

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:32 PM

No problem - fun to play... I need to simplify those instructions & I can't edit the original. Here's the simpler method for 8-bit image transformation with MS Paint:
Process (Windows only - sorry)
- Load high-res image into Microsoft Paint (take note of the size - the logo is 900x900)
- Save As and select 256 colors option
- Resize to 100x100
- Resize back to the original size (this way, no need to use screen snip tool)

2017-09-19
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:52 PM

I saw someone speculate that the 8/9 FRC blog post from Frank Merrick may be something of a game hint. The post is about surprises, how they can disrupt the "auto-pilot" routines we tend to fall into, and how that can be a good thing. The person who speculated it's a game hint thinks it may be foreshadowing of a surprising difference between this year's game and past games, and they specifically mention that maybe this year's game will not be very compatible with the usual wheeled WCDs and similar wheeled drive trains. Put that together with the stairs and ramps imagery from the teaser, and I'd say there's a fair chance tracked robots could come into play this year. And/or possibly robot arms that pick things up and place them since it has apparently been a while since there was a game with that requirement. Fun to speculate - here's that blog post: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/2017-surprises

2017-09-20
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:15 AM

What do you mean by tracked robots? Also nice catch!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:25 AM

Like a tank or earth mover... check this out: http://www.team1619.org/robots/design-spotlights/tank-drive

2017-09-21
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:14 PM

FYI: The first Power Up DLC was released today. Here is the link. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/event-preference-system-and-dlc-pack-1

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:00 PM

I thought that's what you meant @Chris Rininger thanks for the clarification.

2017-09-26
Bo Baird
Bo Baird6:39 PM

SO COOL!!!!!!!!! Chris I am constantly astonished at how broad your skills and interests are.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:40 PM

Glad to know I'm not the only one that's impressed!

Bo Baird
Bo Baird6:54 PM

I was astonished to learn about the pulleys, how they clamshell ignored separate and come together for the purpose of applying a different working radius to the triangular belt to change the ratio. That is absolutely brilliant. I watched this with James Sovic and we were freaking out.

James Sovick
James Sovick7:00 PM

🤯

2017-09-29
Randy Groves
Randy Groves8:37 PM

@Randy Groves has joined the channel

2017-10-04
Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt10:50 AM

That looks awesome

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:59 AM

screaming

2017-10-05
2017-10-07
Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:39 PM

the sehome seamonsters are doing an event a few blocks down from my dorm, did we have much connection with them as a team? I'd like to say hi

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:39 PM

Never heard of them? But go for it!

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:40 PM

bellingham, 2605

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:42 PM

Oh I remember those guys

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:42 PM

They’re chill

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:43 PM

Weren’t they at the same hotel as us for one of the competitions?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:44 PM

maybe for glacier peak last year? bright green, squid themed

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:44 PM

Oh yes

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:44 PM

now that you mention it I remember playing CAH at a La Quinta

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:45 PM

We played cards against humanity with like their entire team in the hotel lounge thingy

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:45 PM

Dude go say hi

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:45 PM

haha I will I'm just finishing off a hot chocolate I just made

2017-10-09
James Sovick
James Sovick5:39 PM

James Sovick
James Sovick6:17 PM

Saw this and thought it was cool

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:25 PM

That’s is really cool

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:27 PM

@Cruz Strom and I were talking today and we were thinking that for “squad day” tomorrow, if you’re not already doing something or if your outfit allows it, we should wear our spartronics

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:27 PM

What I'm doing^

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:54 PM

Yee^

2017-10-12
Bo Baird
Bo Baird4:43 PM

I thought this was pretty cool. I want one badly for ski season.

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark4:56 PM

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Ryan Olney
Ryan Olney5:05 PM

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Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt6:00 PM

Totally cool looking Bo, I'm with ya on wanting one

2017-10-13
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:46 PM

It's kind of like Human Heater from an episode of Silicon Valley… except this is safe.

2017-10-17
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton7:17 PM

@Mark Tarlton has joined the channel

2017-10-19
Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen4:50 PM

How does one sail out of a maelstrom?

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen4:51 PM

Literally speaking

2017-10-20
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:58 AM

OK, our next robot needs some cables... https://gfycat.com/EnragedFickleCommongonolek

Luke Frank
Luke Frank12:07 PM

Hey has anyone else looked at Robocats at Montana state university?

2017-10-22
2017-10-24
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:59 AM

The safety animation contest has been announced, and it reinforces the video game theme of the upcoming season.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:00 AM

Anyone interested in taking on the challenge to make an animation this year? Here's an award we haven't won yet!

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark11:11 AM

If only I spent more time with unity!

2017-10-25
Austin Smith
Austin Smith6:51 PM

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Adam Rideout Redeker
Adam Rideout Redeker8:46 PM

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Jules Blythe9:02 PM

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Micah C. Glasby9:46 PM

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Anna Banyas10:08 PM

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2017-10-26
Ian Ruiz
Ian Ruiz7:57 AM

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Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom10:43 AM

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victoria kleiven
victoria kleiven6:23 PM

teaser is awesome

2017-10-27
Cory_Houser
Cory_Houser5:48 PM

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2017-10-28
Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark7:18 PM

@Chris Rininger https://www.clarifai.com Was the the image training site that I was talking about.

2017-11-01
Sean Reilly
Sean Reilly7:51 PM

@Sean Reilly has joined the channel

2017-11-04
2017-11-06
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:31 PM

Declan was our most talkative member of the week! Congratulations Declan I’m proud

2017-11-09
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom11:26 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C4JwtEQjok Fuel Only Match!!!! It is amazing

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley3:31 PM

Wow

2017-11-13
Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson7:51 PM

@Aiden Grayson has joined the channel

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2017-11-17
Violet Advani
Violet Advani3:06 PM

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Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley4:06 PM

These engines use a fascinating design.

James Sovick
James Sovick4:31 PM

Have you seen the infinity gear shift. That's pretty cool

2017-11-19
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:09 AM

Computer vision in action! https://youtu.be/o-MlJI48XX4

Peter Hall
Peter Hall12:19 PM

Working on a pixel art spartan

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:22 PM

A thought: maybe create a Slack channel for people interested in working on the team avatar? @Peter Hall, check out the marketing channel - there's a link to an app there that's pretty good for creating pixel art (I like it better than the two FIRST pointed to)

2017-11-24
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:12 PM

Since it’s a long weekend, here’s an iOS app for creating pixel art: “Pixel Art Maker” in the lifestyle category, produced by Nekomimimi. I’m sure there are android apps as well. Remember to resize to 40 pixels by 40 pixels if you’re trying to make a usable avatar for the upcoming season. Have fun!

2017-11-29
Tanner Nalley
Tanner Nalley7:18 PM

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2017-12-04
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer12:06 PM

2017-12-14
2018-01-03
Dana Batali
Dana Batali2:59 PM

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1318414

(even works for the water game!)

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:20 PM

Where do the bumpers go?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:33 PM

But in reality the old ways are often best... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GE6-3VFtUrc

2018-01-04
Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema1:06 PM

Leaked 2018 field (Found this on grab-cad, someone having a little too much time on their hands) No way that this thing is real
https://grabcad.com/library/2018-field-2

Harrison
Harrison1:10 PM

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Peter Hall
Peter Hall1:15 PM

I very much doubt that that is the field

Harrison
Harrison1:17 PM

#going to be copyrighted by Nintendo

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt3:54 PM

Would be awesome, but nah.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:20 PM

No wayyyyy

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:20 PM

I doubt that's real

victoria kleiven
victoria kleiven6:23 PM

its got to be real

David Ard
David Ard6:53 PM

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Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:54 PM

I don’t think that is real because that looks exactly the same as the steamworks field

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:54 PM

Minus the airships

victoria kleiven
victoria kleiven6:54 PM

ok

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:36 PM

https://youtu.be/H8cxc8wCuWI
This is probably not feasible to build or even consider due to the time interval and resource limits, but it’s still cool and we could use some of the basic ideas.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:41 PM

I think I saw an FRC bot with that approach. I think they called it a “butterfly drive” with the 4 pairs of wheels that can each move like that to go over obstacles.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:44 PM

Do you remember which team?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:48 PM

It’s a thing - search Chief Delphi. It looks like teams used it more to switch between treaded and Omni wheels.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:51 PM

Okay, thanks.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:53 PM

On another topic; the 2018 FIRST totes came out today. I was looking at the black tote option and compared to the 2017 one, it is a few inches smaller and 20lbs less massive.

2018-01-05
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:13 AM

That is impressive. If there is stair climbing and rules permit it, I expect to see someone try to do a wheels + lower-able wide center track like that

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:11 AM

What if we were able to get Spartan News to play the Power Up game vidéo next week.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:12 AM

For what reason

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:13 AM

If we did we’d need to introduce it and say why it’s important

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:13 AM

The school doesn’t care that much to watch the video, they’ll all be super bored if we don’t give them a good reason to pay attention

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:15 AM

Oh that is so cool!! What an cool idea. Doesn’t look as realistic for us to build in six weeks though :joy::joy:

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:47 PM

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Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:04 PM

My favorite #FIRSTParody video finalist: https://youtu.be/al6ix3HuCAM

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:05 PM

See the list of finalists on Twitter

Violet Advani
Violet Advani11:20 PM

2018-01-06
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger8:05 AM

pLaY&4%R3aL! Game manual code

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer10:24 AM

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Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:39 AM

Thought everyone should see this meme made by @Sean Lafer about the field videos

Emma Lahtinen
Emma Lahtinen11:40 AM

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Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:41 AM

Can we get someone to send this to the PNW discord

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson12:27 PM

If you only see the first part, tap to view image in it's entirety.

Ian Ruiz
Ian Ruiz2:13 PM

Charlie Standridge
Charlie Standridge2:22 PM

@Charlie Standridge has joined the channel

Ian Ruiz
Ian Ruiz2:31 PM

Just wait...

2018-01-07
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson11:58 AM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:07 PM

“The sides look good”
Do you mean: The sides are A E S T H E T I C?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:12 PM

To Nora’s excellent point, Jon’s slides are more “aesthTaki”

Josh Goguen
Josh Goguen1:16 PM

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2018-01-08
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson12:12 PM

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark12:19 PM

@Nora Wilson how often are these going to be posted

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson1:11 PM

I think Aiden and Cruz want one posted every day of build season.

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark1:46 PM

Excellent! I agree!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:29 PM

I fully support this plan. That’s only 42 posts, easy!

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer5:16 PM

Memes motivate us.

2018-01-09
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:22 AM

In anticipation for today's meeting.

Parker Hutchinson
Parker Hutchinson6:57 PM

@Parker Hutchinson has joined the channel

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:29 PM

How have you only JUST joined random?

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:14 PM

2018-01-10
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson10:45 AM

2018-01-11
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:49 AM

You can all thank Cruz for this one.

Harrison
Harrison8:24 AM

This is a good one

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer8:56 PM

we should create a slideshow at the end of the build season of all of nora's memes

Harrison
Harrison9:00 PM

Yeah

Harrison
Harrison9:00 PM

I look forward to them everyday

2018-01-12
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:54 AM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:25 AM

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:23 PM

I want to start a petition to make @Darwin Clark return @Harrison's graph paper, vote with a :+1: if you agree or a :-1: if you disagree

Violet Advani
Violet Advani1:25 PM

:-1:

Harrison
Harrison1:27 PM

:+1:

Peter Hall
Peter Hall1:33 PM

:-1:

Harrison
Harrison1:34 PM

Booooo

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:59 PM

Guys stop voting as separate messages vote as a reaction on my original message, it makes polling easier for me. Also only vote once so I can get an accurate result, that means you @Cruz Strom

Peter Streufert
Peter Streufert6:01 PM

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Justice James
Justice James8:17 PM

@Justice James has joined the channel

2018-01-13
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson1:53 PM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley2:59 PM

2018-01-14
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom8:46 AM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley11:16 AM

Hair dryer of death.

James Sovick
James Sovick7:57 PM

OMG any watch the Vikings football game!!! We're going to the Superbowl!!!

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee8:06 PM

Not yet ! There iss the NFC championship. Get it right dude.

James Sovick
James Sovick8:43 PM

Ment super bowl bound

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer11:20 PM

the end was crazy

2018-01-15
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson4:17 PM

I’ll be posting two memes today due to the absence of one yesterday.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson4:18 PM

Bill Bandrowski
Bill Bandrowski9:41 PM

@Bill Bandrowski has left the channel

2018-01-16
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:11 AM

2018-01-17
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson10:20 PM

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:55 PM

Pure gold

2018-01-18
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer3:20 PM

No, liquid gold

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:37 PM

2018-01-19
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger6:16 PM

Climbing CAD model @Kenneth Wiersema

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson10:18 PM

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:50 PM

That's right but don't fail your finals !!!!

2018-01-20
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson10:25 PM

2018-01-21
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:14 PM

James Sovick
James Sovick9:34 PM

I chose sleep

2018-01-22
Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson2:01 PM

We got any pats fans willing to hang out for the superbowl?

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson2:03 PM

no eagles fans allowed

James Sovick
James Sovick2:12 PM

NO.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:18 PM

I am an Eagle Fan :wink:

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:20 PM

Aiden if you're a Deflatriots fan that is not something you should be open about.

James Sovick
James Sovick2:22 PM

You make me sad Mr chee

James Sovick
James Sovick2:22 PM

Vikings got destroyed

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:50 PM

I know

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:42 PM

If we get enough CIMs on the robot, think of the music we could play! https://youtu.be/q260bjSiyq0

2018-01-26
Austin Smith
Austin Smith3:53 PM

A quote from Ian: "I've never been happier to eat someone else's trash!" When eating the crumbs on the bottom of a bag of Safeway Chicken Tenders.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:00 PM

Someone didn’t read the rules (Q-140).

2018-02-02
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:25 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:25 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:25 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:25 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:25 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:25 PM

2018-02-03
Dana Batali
Dana Batali7:30 PM

Cocotronics

2018-02-04
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:56 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:56 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:56 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:56 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:56 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:57 PM

All but the tacky grease one are mine.

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer9:06 PM

thing is, we are usually out of food now :+1: (we finished off the mints)

Harrison
Harrison9:06 PM

Granted I just feed you last meeting

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer10:04 PM

Yeah @Harrison! That was very nice considering we have been eating primarily mints for the past few weeks. :stuckouttongueclosedeyes:

2018-02-05
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger10:24 AM

I think that we have another thing of mints that could be donated. No promises though

2018-02-06
Dana Batali
Dana Batali2:53 PM

coolest day of astronautics in many years! (albeit with a fake astronaut)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M

2018-02-08
Parker Hutchinson
Parker Hutchinson4:51 PM

Hey, during the last robotics meeting, did anyone see a jacket similar to this one? On accident, I grabbed Cruzes, so my actual jacket is still at large.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:52 PM

@Cruz Strom

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer5:13 PM

I don't think I have. Sorry Parker.

James Sovick
James Sovick5:48 PM

Could still be in the room

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton6:25 PM

I like the idea of a "Tesla Hybrid" ... electric with a Merlin rocket engine for those "special occasions".

2018-02-09
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley11:19 AM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley11:19 AM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:50 AM

I appreciate this photo for many reasons. Terry looks like he’s just casually using the force

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen3:15 PM

Do it

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer3:57 PM

please

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:46 PM

Stumbled upon this - very cool process recently discovered to make wood much stronger. http://www.nature.com/articles/nature25476

2018-02-11
James Sovick
James Sovick7:37 PM

Nora it's time for the Jedi to rise

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:56 PM

That’s so out of context...

James Sovick
James Sovick8:12 PM

Was hoping she would post the thing but it is not ready

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:20 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:20 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:20 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:20 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:20 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:21 PM

The Jedi will rise when I am done drawing.

James Sovick
James Sovick8:35 PM

OMG these are all so good. Specialy the star wars one

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:45 PM

2018-02-12
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:47 PM

2018-02-14
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily8:04 PM

2018-02-15
victoria kleiven
victoria kleiven9:20 PM

2018-02-16
James Sovick
James Sovick8:46 AM

Happy birthday Peter!!!!!

Peter Hall
Peter Hall8:46 AM

Thanks James

Violet Advani
Violet Advani9:34 AM

Yeah, that

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt12:09 PM

Ya Peter, happy birthday

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom12:40 PM

:tada: Good job?

Uh- Yeah.

Happy birthday.

Austin Smith
Austin Smith12:53 PM

Happy birthday.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:45 PM

For anyone interested in electronic circuit prototyping, I see that the Living Computer Museum is having a workshop on Friday next week (Feb 23): http://www.livingcomputers.org/Events/Calendar.aspx
(That's my favorite museum in Seattle -- if you haven't checked it out yet, you definitely should!)

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer3:28 PM

Hey everyone, got an S.O.S from peacock family services trying to identify this type of latch, anyone know?

2018-02-17
Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:23 AM

2018-02-18
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:44 AM

It is snowing!

Harrison
Harrison9:49 AM

Yeah

Harrison
Harrison9:49 AM

This is crazy

Justice James
Justice James9:50 AM

Snow? On Bainbridge? In winter?

Harrison
Harrison9:50 AM

It is not sticking though

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer10:01 AM

it's sticking now. the ground is slowly becoming white at my house

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson11:33 AM

Sorry it’s not a meme, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of this. I’m cleaning out the garage and will probably end up tossing it unless someone has an interest in it, but I thought you’d think it cool.

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily2:53 PM

@Cruz Strom mentor @Dana Batali suggests talking heads i zimbra

Dana Batali
Dana Batali2:58 PM

zz top - tush
edgar winter - frankenstein
bill withers - lean on me
david bowie - ziggy stardust
queen - killer queen
and on and on (i was your age when these songs came out!)

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom6:40 PM

There are other teams using scissor lifts.

2018-02-19
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:04 AM

https://youtu.be/zjt7Y5pQkE8 apex teaser

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:46 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson1:31 PM

I love this image because it looks like Binnur is about to start a rap battle with the robot.

James Sovick
James Sovick3:31 PM

Yay melting stuff

Ian Ruiz
Ian Ruiz4:18 PM

how did you do this?

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen4:24 PM

Not our team

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:37 PM

Get ready

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:37 PM

Not mine, but the incoming 9 are

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:40 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:40 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:40 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:40 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:40 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:40 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:40 PM

Nora Wilson
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Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:40 PM

2018-02-20
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:44 AM

Cool bots are being announced. Check out this one - looks like it specializes in the exchange and climb with friends (maybe the switch if the front intake pivots up - maybe even the scale if it can shoot when motors reverse). The climb with friends forks are quite similar to what we were thinking about doing. https://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=162953

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:46 AM

oops. also an elevator, so definitely a scale bot too

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:00 PM

2018-02-21
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:12 AM

2018-02-22
Harrison
Harrison8:04 AM

When you realize that your crush is following you around

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer12:02 PM

Robonauts robot looks kickass this year. https://youtu.be/0fRt6sdKN7Y

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:05 PM

How much do you think that robot is actually designed by students

Jules Blythe
Jules Blythe12:35 PM

@Rose Bandrowski this that not a student led team?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer12:36 PM

No it’s a mentor led team at the Johnson space center in Houston

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer12:36 PM

It’s on the campus in one of the main engineering buildings

Jules Blythe
Jules Blythe12:36 PM

Oh ok, that robot is still so cool!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer12:39 PM

Yeah, they build a full size field, and they have a lot of different robots, the everybot was finished very early on, I was able to visit their shop the stronghold year, it’s really cool

David Ard
David Ard2:17 PM

Boston Dynamic's dog robot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUyU3lKzoio

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson2:18 PM

My father and I actually had a discussion about that dog robot. It’s both genius and terrifying.

David Ard
David Ard2:18 PM

Even better - their bipedal robot. I wish our Atlas was like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRj34o4hN4I

David Ard
David Ard2:25 PM

Overall, my favorite is the LS3 (Legged Squad Support System). It carries 400 pounds and only needs to be recharged after 20 miles, which is a standard day's march.

David Ard
David Ard2:26 PM

The Marine Corps funded that one, while DARPA funded the rest. Makes sense.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson3:00 PM

Just got absolutely destroyed by a child I was overseeing. I showed him the Robonauts video and then one of THEMIS, and he said “How come you made two robots but neither are that cool?”

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:19 PM

The robot dog is cool if you haven’t seen what happened to the 12 colonies. An event that forced the ageing Battlestar Galactica to lead 52000 people to the mythical 13th colony known as Earth.

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily8:25 PM

tell him we are waiting for his talent :sunglasses:

2018-02-23
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:17 PM

Some of our competition https://youtu.be/xbobA4MbydU

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:19 PM

https://youtu.be/-6TYZEYjYoo This is just cool

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:23 PM

https://youtu.be/B2Z5jlHdC68 some more of our competition. The single elevator is slighty... disconcerning? I wonder if it'll ever break

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:27 PM

I think that's a European team so phew!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:30 PM

Aussie... My suspicion that well-optimized shooters and climb with friends bots will be deadly this year seems to be coming true. It’s all about winning the switches and scale early

Justice James
Justice James5:30 PM

found one with a scissor lift

Justice James
Justice James5:31 PM

It doesn't seem to show them using it except for climbing

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:33 PM

Even then they're not using it for climbing...? It looks like they were using a rope?

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason5:33 PM

They were using it to get the rope onto the climber bar.

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason5:34 PM

Without a climb with friends, I think our best chance at doing well (early on) is to always get the auto quest by being a consistent scorer on the opposite switch sides when we don't have capable alliance partners.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:38 PM

Thats what I figured

James Sovick
James Sovick10:03 PM

Here was the reveal for 4613. To go along with the auto vid

2018-02-24
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:50 PM

A good cause.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:51 PM

They only need 134$ more

2018-02-26
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:52 AM

https://youtu.be/RuSW8me7beI some of our competition

2018-02-28
Harrison
Harrison3:05 PM

I hope if everyone is safe after the lockdown.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson3:06 PM

I wasn’t at school, but I hope everyone else is fine. What happened?

Harrison
Harrison3:07 PM

Lockdown

Harrison
Harrison3:07 PM

It wasn't a drill

Harrison
Harrison3:08 PM

I also just. Heard that north Kitsap is under lockdown.

Adam Rideout Redeker
Adam Rideout Redeker5:19 PM

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson7:24 PM

Hey all, if anyone needs a ride with Bill this Saturday please let chee and Bill know ASAP

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:25 PM

There are 6 seats available in my dad’s car to go Saturday

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson7:26 PM

@Aiden Grayson pinned a message to this channel.

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson7:26 PM

@Aiden Grayson pinned a message to this channel.

2018-03-01
Jules Blythe
Jules Blythe7:43 PM

What time dose i’m competitions start on Saturday?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:54 PM

Look at schedule

Jules Blythe
Jules Blythe7:55 PM

That makes sense, I didn’t know there was one of those.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:55 PM

Yup

2018-03-02
Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen5:43 PM

Should I lock the trailer?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:43 PM

No

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:43 PM

We still using it

2018-03-04
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily3:30 PM

All!! Nicely done :) I hope you had as much fun as I did this weekend! Looking forward to seeing what you will do at the next competition.

2018-03-05
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:05 PM

FirstWA posted the event highlight video: https://youtu.be/aBRsgxE2AeM

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:30 PM

@Rose Bandrowski

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:31 PM

Haha I saw, thanks!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily6:09 PM

Photos posted on Flickr from FirstWA. We are an enthusiastic team! https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstwamediacrew/albums/72157691052770842

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily6:11 PM

One of my favorites: https://flic.kr/p/24Ty3BM

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily6:13 PM

Go mentors! https://flic.kr/p/Fev7S6

2018-03-06
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:29 AM

James Sovick
James Sovick3:14 PM

My favorite meme yet.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:15 PM

Look! An scissor!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:26 PM

Cool!!

2018-03-07
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:36 PM

Swerve would be a very interesting off-season project. 1640 stated that they have to build their Swerve system during build season (something that takes about 5 weeks) however, I don’t think that is necessary, rather, it is something that could be done preseason. This would allow us to have a swerve drive that we could use if needed.

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton10:37 PM

Rules say you can design and prototype in off season, but fabricated items must be done during the season, not before.

2018-03-08
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:03 AM

Design and practice using the design are most of the battle if a team has & knows how to use CAM via a CNC. This was 2910’s formula with their swerve

Peter Hall
Peter Hall9:54 AM

First: It surprises us that we feel the need to say this, please don’t put the POWER CUBE cover on
anyone’s head and zip it closed; also, don’t eat it.

Peter Hall
Peter Hall9:54 AM

I was reading the team updates and found this gem with #1.

James Sovick
James Sovick9:58 AM

Lol

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson4:08 PM

Did someone do this in order for that rule to be created??

James Sovick
James Sovick4:50 PM

Yes

2018-03-09
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:15 AM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:15 AM

Le Renaissance

2018-03-10
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:24 PM

Is anyone else mildly freaked out by this robot? https://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/46067

James Sovick
James Sovick9:25 PM

Omg. I am very afraid

2018-03-11
Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom2:30 PM

Is there any chance someone could give me a ride to Glacier Peak when we have the competition? Preferably leaving and arriving on Saturday.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee3:46 PM

Do the survey for GP and I will try to get you a ride.

2018-03-12
Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen2:22 PM

Gang,

I just got back from the weekly Rotary meeting and heard two things of interest here. (a) Clio Batali, team captain last year and daughter of @Dana Batali wrote the club a nice "Thank You" note for the scholarship she got last year. She's doing well at MIT and appreciates the scholarship. I think she said something about going to India over the summer for some kind of an internship. (b) This year's batch of scholarship application is due this Friday. I've sat on this committee before, read the applications before and interviewed the candidates before. I'm telling you, if you're reading this you've got a fighting chance at a scholarship. That's doubly true if you're considering NOT going to university straight away but are looking a career or technical -- pay lots of attention to that "Career / Technical Education Scholarship"

The application forms are on the Rotary Web site and are due this Friday. Thinks it's to late and this is too last minute? I've read the applications from the folks before you. I've heard from the committee members this year. You are not too late, right now. But you will be on Saturday.

http://www.bainbridgeislandrotary.org/

Please, tag friends here or copy, and forward to friends elsewhere.

And, needless to say, if you've got questions or concerns, feel free to hit me up here or fb or text 206 550 6241.

@Jon Coonan -- I assume you're an admin here. Please consider posting to Announcements.

2018-03-13
Justice James
Justice James7:41 PM

@Chris Rininger Those seem like very drastic changes to make this late in the season.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:45 PM

I agree it's troubling. How many teams will be forced to redesign parts of their robot?

James Sovick
James Sovick7:54 PM

You guys legit scared me

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:00 PM

Seriously FIRST?

James Sovick
James Sovick8:01 PM

Hey it's there FIRST time not changing the rules. Cut them some slack

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:04 PM

James Sovick
James Sovick8:05 PM

That's good

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson8:14 PM

I, too, never have updates to my personal Game and Season Manuel.

2018-03-14
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton9:44 AM

Happy Pi Day! :pie:

2018-03-19
James Sovick
James Sovick7:58 AM

Man everyone is sick

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:42 AM

I hope I didn’t give people mono gees!

James Sovick
James Sovick8:43 AM

Nah. Just a lot of people getting a cold

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:43 AM

Oh thank goD

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom5:33 PM

This robot is amazing

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom5:33 PM

We should make one for the Mechanics room

James Sovick
James Sovick5:34 PM

Yeah sure. You got 12 grand

Harrison
Harrison5:34 PM

I love Japan

2018-03-24
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:33 PM

If anyone feels the need to watch the poor camerawoman get her equipment knocked into, for whatever reason, I may have taken the time to crosscheck photos, schedules and livestreams to locate the exact moment.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:33 PM

https://m.twitch.tv/videos/242350862
It’s at 7:02:46.

victoria kleiven
victoria kleiven10:47 PM

use tat tomorow against our apponements

2018-03-25
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:41 AM

847 points

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson2:10 PM

Hey guys, I know we lost, but we really gave them a tough victory. Awesome job everyone! Go 4915!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:16 PM

Great job team! Here is a playlist of all the matches we were in today: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcarDjxrehe0U8SO4Fw7WLLR3oJ-GMh

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman8:05 PM

Thank you

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:50 PM

Thanks to whomever it was who put my suitcase up by the door of get school. Got it.

2018-03-26
Justice James
Justice James10:28 PM

Hey @Harrison , check out Jack in the Bot's youtube banner https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC45x0tv2RvzXupE-WmGGPJg

2018-03-27
Harrison
Harrison7:08 AM

No yeah cruz already showed me

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:32 PM

Oh, the drama! https://flic.kr/p/24pKiGq

Dana Batali
Dana Batali4:46 PM

new nvidia announcements... including the isaac robotics sdk.

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/03/27/isaac-robotics-sdk

2018-03-30
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley11:27 AM

So they use 3 or 6 pistons, interesting

Harrison
Harrison7:43 PM

Hey, early on in the year, someone on the team said what our exact color of blue was (#series of numbers and letter) does anyone remember what that was, I am doing a little mini project for Portland and I need that exact color.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:45 PM

Post in marketing

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:45 PM

Check marketing's pinned items

Harrison
Harrison7:45 PM

Ok thank you

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:54 PM

The blue is 1455fb

Harrison
Harrison7:55 PM

Yeah I found it

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman8:33 PM

Chris knows them by heart. Someone help this man.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:07 PM

Some people can’t be helped.

2018-03-31
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom2:58 PM

Team 2471 Team Mean Machine has a good 2 cube auto. Watching Lake Oswego Semifinals.

Harrison
Harrison2:59 PM

Is that live on twitch or pre-recorded

Harrison
Harrison2:59 PM

I mean an old match

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom2:59 PM

Live. Semi 1 Match 2

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom3:21 PM

2471 also has climb with friends that worked in the first finals match of Lake Oswego

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily6:30 PM

^^ marketing team would be better channel for this question

2018-04-01
Harrison
Harrison10:38 AM

I know that we just qualified for districts and it is exciting don't get me wrong, but we should all respect team 1571 CALibrate robotics, they were unfortunately the 65 ranked team.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:46 PM

A family friend that we're visiting in Colorado runs a business called Paint the Pine, it allows you to print anything as a stencil and then paint it onto boards of pine. I decided to make this one today.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:31 PM

You nerd . Do some Easter egg or bunny .

Harrison
Harrison6:56 PM

Is this an April fools joke??

Harrison
Harrison7:03 PM

Not to be rude

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs7:03 PM

It must have been aliens... they want our tech!

Harrison
Harrison7:04 PM

I knew it

Harrison
Harrison7:05 PM

Not saying our bot is useless but why would anyone want our robot.

Harrison
Harrison7:05 PM

The purpose is for only one game

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen7:09 PM

Because it’s beautiful

Harrison
Harrison7:10 PM

From a beneficial stand point is it in fact worth it to steel our robot.

Harrison
Harrison7:11 PM

If they wanted a beautiful robot why not take jack in the bot, they have swerve drive not us.

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen7:12 PM

Thieves are superficial like that

2018-04-02
Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark12:52 PM

I got a kick out of this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubberduckdebugging?wprov=sfla1. For April Fools Stack Overflow created quack overflow.

Harrison
Harrison1:00 PM

Yay ducks

2018-04-03
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:32 AM

Team 1684 has a 3 cube auto

James Sovick
James Sovick8:50 AM

No way

Harrison
Harrison8:51 AM

Team 254 does also

Harrison
Harrison9:33 AM

Do you guys have any footage of the new harvester, on the robot. I had to leave early so I didn't get to see much.

2018-04-04
Harrison
Harrison8:07 AM

Hey I wish you guys best of luck trying to get the new harvester onto the robot

2018-04-05
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom10:11 AM

Kaedric, did Mr. Chee chase you to another team?

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom10:11 AM

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom10:19 AM

I guess Clio abandoned us

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom10:19 AM

Violet Advani
Violet Advani11:47 AM

Can someone post a match schedule and the twitch link?

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:56 AM

There is a schedule on The Blue Alliance: https://www.thebluealliance.com/event/2018pncmp

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:56 AM

They also have a link to the stream (supposedly)

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:56 AM

Test matches are underway now.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily12:06 PM

Violet Advani
Violet Advani12:08 PM

Thank you!

2018-04-06
Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs7:59 AM

My dad can't have his donut so he's donating it to the team. Does anyone want a voodoo donut? I have it outside the center

Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:35 AM

Between matches and with donuts in hand, a great read: the mysterious world of color and light, what does #ff00cc really mean?

http://jamie-wong.com/post/color/

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:52 AM

Teams are promoting all ethnicities, genders, and ages with a photo booth and #ilooklikeanengineer upstairs by the t-shirt both of anyone’s interested!

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:54 AM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:54 AM

@Nora Wilson

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson11:22 AM

Hey all, I'm so proud of everyone these last few days! I know seems thing grim, but I think we could easily turn this around into an upbeat sports movie montage :ok_hand:

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson11:23 AM

Great job all around, scouters, mechanics, our amazing mascots. Special shout out to drive team. Great job Kenneth, Sovick, Will, Jon, and Rose

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson11:23 AM

We got this team!

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:29 PM

if you can, come to the stands, there are only 3 students here.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley1:35 PM

if you are in the pits and aren’t doing anything, come out to the stands and help us cheer. Our section of the stands is looking very empty.

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen2:43 PM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley4:26 PM

We need people up in the stands to cheer, 4911 is playing next match

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley4:27 PM

And Apex 5803 is after them

Harrison
Harrison5:20 PM

Hey anyone that is not needed in the pit come on up before match 102 upfront we are in match 103 and we need some team spirit

Violet Advani
Violet Advani5:23 PM

I don't think we are in 103

Harrison
Harrison5:23 PM

We are

Harrison
Harrison5:24 PM

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson5:30 PM

I'm so sorry I forgot

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson5:30 PM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger6:02 PM

I missed phred and skunkworks, could someone who is staying to talk to them

Harrison
Harrison7:58 PM

Hey I have worms set up in room 506 if you want to. I can get 3 or 4 more people into playing worms

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:12 PM

Here is a YouTube playlist of all the matches we have been in (2 different views per match): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcarDjxrehfqG70VyD2mrkD9Enor1u0

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:12 PM

Go Spartronics!

James Sovick
James Sovick8:13 PM

Hey thank you so much. Going to review

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee8:28 PM

Thanks

2018-04-07
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:00 AM

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt8:23 AM

If some could in the next few min, could someone get the flag to the mascot parade?

Harrison
Harrison9:26 AM

Hey can someone in pit grab the flag and bring it to the field so they can wave it

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:44 AM

If you’re just hanging around in the pit doing nothing, come up to the stands and help us cheer.

Harrison
Harrison9:45 AM

Please

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson2:22 PM

Been an honor to work with all of you these past few months. Best year I ever had. I'm thrilled to see how we do next year!

Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson2:22 PM

Awesome job to everyone involved :relaxed:

Randy Groves
Randy Groves4:10 PM

Great intro for a newbie. Had a great time! Looking forward to being able to contribute more next year.

2018-04-09
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley11:10 AM

2018-04-12
2018-04-14
James Sovick
James Sovick7:58 PM

When judges come over to see the scissor lift they be like

2018-04-18
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom8:29 PM

They have a 4 cube auto now

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:39 PM

Wind storm in Denver leads to... portopotonomous: https://twitter.com/nexton9news/status/986360401532215296

2018-04-19
Harrison
Harrison7:07 AM

The only way to watch the competitions

2018-04-21
Harrison
Harrison10:24 AM

Did anyone watch finals for newton

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:43 PM

Go PNW!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:48 PM

4911 IN THE FINALS OF EINSTEINS!!!

Harrison
Harrison2:49 PM

It is crazy, they have to go against an undefeated team though.

Peter Hall
Peter Hall3:14 PM

WOW

Peter Hall
Peter Hall3:15 PM

Oh man cheesy poofs though

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:13 PM

Cheesy Poofs is 51-0 this season

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily5:24 PM

drama w/ 4911's bot?? or just a break... a LONGGG break... nm -- it is the field+video drama : )

Justice James
Justice James5:29 PM

That was an interesting first final

Harrison
Harrison5:29 PM

Yeah what happened to jack in the bot

Justice James
Justice James5:30 PM

It fell over but the camera didn't show it

Harrison
Harrison6:45 PM

An undefeated season

Peter Hall
Peter Hall6:48 PM

4911 finished as the captain of the 2nd place alliance of Einsteins they were eliminated in the finals.

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger6:49 PM

SPACE GAME

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger6:50 PM

Operation: deep space is the name apparently

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:55 PM

2019 GAME ANNOUNCED

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:55 PM

Operation: Deep Space

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:55 PM

WOTTTTT

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:55 PM

LUCKY

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:55 PM

THATS SO COOL

Justice James
Justice James6:59 PM

Team 118's gonna have fun next year

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:04 PM

We should prototype a tractor beam in the off-season!

James Sovick
James Sovick7:04 PM

We’re building a ship!

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:16 PM

@Nora Wilson ^^^ARTEMIS

Peter Hall
Peter Hall7:44 PM

Some how they never cease to amaze

Harrison
Harrison7:52 PM

Guys what is common in space

Harrison
Harrison7:52 PM

No gravity

Harrison
Harrison7:52 PM

And if you have no gravity you can fly

Harrison
Harrison7:52 PM

Flying game confirmed

Justice James
Justice James7:52 PM

How can you simulate less gravity

Justice James
Justice James7:53 PM

Under water

James Sovick
James Sovick7:53 PM

Please stop. All physics kids are cringing

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:53 PM

SCREAM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:53 PM

Y’all filthy mouthed

Harrison
Harrison7:53 PM

Oh yeah I forgot

Harrison
Harrison7:54 PM

What is wrong with you justice

James Sovick
James Sovick8:01 PM

Gonna need some space from y’all

2018-04-22
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:04 AM

One does not fly in space @Harrison, one falls.

Harrison
Harrison8:39 AM

Fine

2018-04-23
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson7:32 AM

Personally, I’m over the moon at the prospect of a deep space game.

2018-04-24
Harrison
Harrison6:17 PM

Nora can you make a meme out of this.

Ronan Bennett
Ronan Bennett8:30 PM

@Ronan Bennett has joined the channel

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:50 PM

How have you only JUST joined random? @Ronan Bennett

Ronan Bennett
Ronan Bennett8:54 PM

I actually peek in this channel to check in every once in a while, but I just never clicked join

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:55 PM

Ah, that makes more sense

James Sovick
James Sovick11:55 PM

That moment when chee calls u in class but u weren’t paying attention

2018-04-25
Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason8:31 AM

He just needed some space from all our bad jokes.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:11 AM

BAD jokes?

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt9:22 PM

Yes, bad jokes.

2018-05-08
James Sovick
James Sovick10:48 AM

The yokes on him

2018-05-15
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton4:44 PM

I was happy to see a familiar face on the FRC web site https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/event-experience The name didn't quite match the face though :slightlysmilingface: https://youtu.be/HtZbRaTTIVU

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily5:30 PM

Binnur and I are a team. You can hardly tell us apart... :-)

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton6:06 PM

I know the feeling! My wife and I worked together most of our careers. I was just an extension of her will.

2018-05-24
2018-06-05
2018-06-12
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton11:30 AM

... and another article on humans bonding with robots. http://ispr.info/2018/06/12/how-humans-bond-with-robot-colleagues/

2018-06-22
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:40 PM

I was just looking at this company again. Their robotics kits look really cool, but no prices on the website ("click here for quote") probably means the same thing as no prices on a restaurant menu :slightlysmilingface:. Link to kits: https://www.hebirobotics.com/robotic-kits

2018-06-23
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:42 PM

Here is Andrew Slocum's "Design is a Passionate Process" white paper. It's a good (but somewhat long) read on design in the context of MIT's famous hands-on design class: http://web.mit.edu/2.75/fundamentals/FUNdaMENTALs%20Book%20pdf/FUNdaMENTALs%20Topic%201.PDF .

Since the format of the class is a new game each year with the assignment of designing and building a machine to play the game, there are lots of parallels with FRC here. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any students or mentors interested in diving deep into mechanical design process.

I found the link to the above within FRC team 3847 Spectrum's expansive Design Concepts presentation that I've shared before. Here's the link to that again in case you missed it the first time: http://blog.spectrum3847.org/2017/12/spectrum-design-concepts.html

2018-06-25
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson10:18 AM

Hello everyone, I have a class at work this week on girls-only welding, but next to no one is showing up and there are lots of open spots. If any girls are interested in joining, or if you know any who would like to learn, please DM me, it’s a fun learning experience.

2018-06-27
2018-07-03
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:32 AM

Seems like this could be another add-on option for FRC... The UDOO BOLT is a powerful computer on a tiny board http://flip.it/h5X16w
http://flip.it/h5X16w

2018-07-06
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:01 PM

Paul’s fidget spinner class: 2 of the 4 spinners are completed and within the tolerance of 0.001.

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:04 PM

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:04 PM

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:36 PM

Wow !

2018-07-09
Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason4:56 PM

One more done!

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason4:56 PM

2018-07-15
Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen9:37 PM

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:38 PM

Is there a similar scientific explanation for the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?

2018-07-17
Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans5:33 PM

@Paul Vibrans has joined the channel

Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans5:36 PM

Why is there such a large increase in size when a seal becomes ionized? Does this explain why nobody has perfected a biological electric storage battery?

2018-07-20
Justice James
Justice James8:08 PM

Planet Spartronics has a nice ring to it

2018-08-09
2018-08-17
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger4:16 PM

Anyone want to try driving robots? Here's the latest Autodesk Synthesis simulator. If running on a less powerful machine, adjust display settings accordingly. To get a flavor, watch the video. https://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=166256

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:09 PM

Tarkan sent me a link to the ARUW robotics event in China! https://youtu.be/ncTyy0XQ6nA
(If you watch closely, you'll see a wheel fall off their robot!)

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:10 PM

(Tarkan is not in China, he's interning in California this summer. Others on the team went without him.)

2018-08-18
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:24 AM

I’m thinking of checking out the Seattle Mini Maker Faire at MoPop today. It runs tomorrow as well. Anyone else going? http://seattle.makerfaire.com/

2018-09-11
Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans3:31 PM

I just completed forensic disassembly of an OFO bike. It is very interesting study in design. Perhaps that is a good thing to do in the pre-season. I got mine from the pile next to the Bainbridge Police Station (I asked first). I don't know how fast they are disappearing, but one with both wheels is a must. Lights are highly desirable because of some of the interesting features they have, but those features make them attractive to salvagers who don't want whole bikes.

Dana Batali
Dana Batali7:14 PM

hopefully you put it back together and put it back into service? Inquiring minds, etc.. :slightlysmilingface:

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:02 PM

For those interested in the electronics side of the OFO bike (Australian style): http://ofodufafa.blogspot.com/2018/07/what-makes-ofo-bike-tick.html

2018-09-12
Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans6:28 AM

Unfortunately OFO bikes use tamper resistant technology that makes forensic disassembly a one way process for some things like the electronic lock assembly. All of the police station bikes were missing chains, kick stands, and baskets, so putting the one I have back in service will be a problem. The description of the electronics that Riyadth found is spot on. I have yet to test run the gear motor, which is really cute.

2018-09-15
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:14 PM

This is a really cool example of engineers working around a problem without making too many sacrifices.

2018-09-18
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:27 PM

Teaser in 3 minutes

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:32 PM

Ice=Water?

Peter Hall
Peter Hall4:32 PM

Closing doors to escape avalanche?

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:33 PM

ICE=WATER WATER GAME CONFIRMED

Justice James
Justice James4:33 PM

Lunacy-themed?

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:33 PM

NO!!!!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:33 PM

Oh I hope not

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema4:35 PM

Someone stole the plot of the Martian, except it's not on mars. Dust Storm, base evacuation, and escape rocket

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:35 PM

It is on Planet Primus Instead

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema4:36 PM

Also guaranteed climbing thing instead will be blast off

Peter Hall
Peter Hall4:36 PM

possible but it also seems like they are closing doors like locking down.

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:37 PM

Zero Gravity Field????

Peter Hall
Peter Hall4:37 PM

possible but is on a planet

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:48 PM

Total guess: shooting game. Cylindrical durable plastic canister game pieces shot through opening and closing storage portals. End game: steep ramp, or maybe balancing with alliance partners on something as in some past games. Seems like they’ve done climbing enough years in a row.

2018-09-19
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:30 PM

The teaser video: https://youtu.be/eH2PSd0zpGE

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:32 PM

I note something in this video, and in the earlier ones: there are clouds of dust and/or rocket exhaust featured. I am speculating that there might be a "reduced vision" component in the upcoming event. Maybe a smoke machine in front of the drivers stations? Probably only for a part of the match. Something that gives an advantage to teams that implement telemetry/video feeds from their robot back to the driver station.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:50 PM

oooohhh, that would be interesting.

Justice James
Justice James9:50 PM

Sounds like a use for vision @Darwin Clark

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:58 PM

Possible clue in the teaser video? I was going through the video frame by frame ( '.' (period) to go forward, ',' (comma) to go back), and noticed something unusual about the timestamps in the upper left corner. They don't seem to advance in a sane or uniform manner. Looking at the first few timestamps, I see them displayed for a different number of frames each:

20:30:18:06 3 frames
03:02:53:19 4 frames
11:40:19:06 2 frames
18:58:15:29 1 frames
16:22:32:02 1 frames
15:49:04:12 3 frames
18:02:29:02 2 frames
14:39:37:27 2 frames
07:01:20:00 2 frames
etc.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:59 PM

I speculate that the number of frames the timestamp is displayed correlates to the significant number within the timestamp, since none that I observed were displayed for more than 4 frames, and there are 4 digits per timestamp.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:01 PM

So, if the third digit in the first timestamp is important, and the 4th in the second, etc., this could represent a sequence of numbers like this:

18:19:40:18:16:04:02:39:01:etc

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:01 PM

Does anyone care to speculate what that might mean? And does anyone have the energy to go through the entire video and capture all the timestamps and the number of frames they are displayed?

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:02 PM

(OK, I'm really excited the season is starting back up... #omgrobots!)

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:15 PM

The only time sequences of numbers like that show up is in climatology data

2018-09-20
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson6:24 AM

If that is indeed true, someone could look into climatology, there could be a correlation to those numbers and an ‘atmosphere’ or weather we should expect. For instance, those numbers could potentially mean a storm on planet Primus. Though of course we already know there’s an avalanche.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson6:40 AM

Additionally, my guess for a game is as such: Robot alliances are expected to prepare their planetary base before the avalanche hits. When the time runs out is when the avalanche hits, and to prepare for that, robots might have to complete tasks around the field. Perhaps they move around the field in order to gather supplies their base will need in an avalanche. Tele-op could be a ‘roving’ stage; as in, when robots are unmanned (or only programmed to move, not having a human driver) they could move around to collect things that are considered outside of their base. Special items or something like that, that are only to be taken in tele-op. I noticed in the teaser that the door closing has 3 sections. An alliance consists of 3 robots. Perhaps endgame would be all the robots working together to close individual parts of a door. Obviously that seems pretty easy, so perhaps they can only access their door-pieces if they have all the items they collected previously arranged in specific positions. Who knows? Or, if FIRST does climbing again, all the robots have to ‘board’ (read: climb) a rocket or shuttle before the time runs out and the avalanche hits them. The human player might also be pretty important this year, because in the teaser there were lots of shadows of people walking around. Or, as Kenneth said, they stole the plot of Andy Weir’s The Martian; maybe the premise of the game is saving a stranded astronaut.
Again, all of this is crazy speculation, and likely way too specific or flawed to be true. My thoughts for the game (simplified) are as such: The premise could be a) preparing a lunar base for an avalanche, b) trying to leave the planet via rocket before the avalanche hits, and/or c) trying to save an astronaut before the avalanche gets them.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:24 AM

I think it IS climatology because the second teaser seems to show a “Martian” (referring to the book/movie) type of storm there is a scene from ‘The Martian’ that looks a lot like one of the scenes in that teaser.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:40 AM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:40 AM

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:07 AM

Another interesting thing to keep in mind: Latency.
Martian rovers, and anything further out, suffer from the fact that radio waves take a long time to get to them. That means that "real-time" human control of these vehicles is not possible. If you move the joystick forwards, it can take minutes to get feedback that the rover is moving forwards, and when you release the joystick it will take minutes for the rover to stop moving. So you crash in to a lot of stuff.
I doubt they'd do it, but the field is capable of increasing latency ("lag") in the control channel, delaying messages from the driver station to the robot, and vice versa.
It would mean we'd have to rely more on autonomous, pre-programmed functions even throughout the tele-op period.
Also note that recognizing this and building some features into the robot to compensate for latency, would be a very interesting topic to discuss with judges, relevant to the theme of the competition.

2018-09-21
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:37 PM

Official teaser uploaded by FIRST: https://youtu.be/Rb1byfe5TU
The one I looked at before, with the funny timestamps, is no longer online.
And the new version by FIRST does not have the weird delays in the timestamps, so my code theory just went poof.
Of course, the timestamps themselves could still be a code...

2018-09-22
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:51 AM

Ooooooooooo

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:51 AM

Deep state

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:51 AM

Deep FIRST

2018-09-27
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom5:57 PM

I would like to congratulate Ronan on having the a PSAT score in the top 1% in the nation. Good Job Ronan!

Ronan Bennett
Ronan Bennett5:59 PM

Thanks Cruz!

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:33 PM

Congrats !! Come teach Physics !!!

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily7:57 PM

Woot!! Nicely done @Ronan Bennett

2018-10-01
Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen7:42 PM

Whoa. Impressive. Well done.

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen7:46 PM

I can’t say enough nice things about exchange student programs. If you’re even vaguely interested chat me/pm me about this. This could totally be you.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:31 PM

Pre-season meme

2018-10-02
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer12:12 PM

I feel personally attacked by that @Nora Wilson

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton5:39 PM

I want this for our drivers station -- https://gph.is/2N0GuDZ from ‘Feel Three’ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/feelthree/feel-three-virtual-reality-motion-simulator :sunglasses:

2018-10-05
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:09 PM

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:24 PM

I have a pinewood derby race at work in one week. Does anyone have a nice design idea for my car? Does anyone know how to make it go fast?

2018-10-06
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom9:35 AM

Do you start with a kit? If so, can you post a picture on slack?

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:47 AM

The kit...

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:51 AM

We have "Scout" and "Unlimited" classes. Scout class enforces standard rules, and must start with the kit. Unlimited class cannot use ANY of the kit parts, but must conform to dimension and weight limits of the Scout class (so the car runs on the same track. Entries cannot have powered motion (but I think blinking LEDs are OK). We are judged on race speed, but also on creativity.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:52 AM

I am thinking that Scout class would be easier for me, since I have the kit, and very little experience. I'm hoping for something that relates to Spartronics (ie, will you guys be my sponsor?)

Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans9:57 AM

Ballast to the weight limit so you have maximum potential energy to convert to kinetic. Keep the weight as far aft as possible so it falls the maximum distance for maximum conversion of potential to kinetic energy. Machine the wheels round with a V cross section for the smallest contact patch. Machine the axles completely smooth; in years past the axle nails had ridges left over from the heading process.
Most people use an electric drill and a file for machining because they don't have a lathe.

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom10:00 AM

I have a lot of experience with a very similar kit, Usually there might be a few bumps on the nail axel. Start by sanding down nail axels with sandpaper. You can do this by putting the nail in a drill and then rotating the nail while applying the sandpaper. This will help smooth out the driving. Next look over each wheel. You want to make sure it is a smooth as possible. If you see any bumps or non smooth spots, you will need to sand them off. You can clamp the wheel in a drill. The inside part of the wheel has an extrusion that you can clamp the drill on. Also sand the outside of the wheel. If the car rubs against one side of the track or the other, it will create friction, so smooth out the sides. Next is the graphite. You will want to apply graphite dry lubricant (The graphite in a pencil is mixed with a little clay so it will not work as well) to the axel hole in the wheel. Make sure that you add enough so that the whole axel whole is covered. If you need graphite, I have some dry graphite lubricant you can have.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:01 AM

We have restrictions on the wheels that seem to prohibit machining them to V shapes. But the axle polishing seems like a great idea.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:03 AM

I still have the big question: What should my car look like? A block of wood painted blue with a yellow gear on it? Or something more exciting? How do I make it look like a robot?

Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans10:07 AM

Would a 3.6V lithium D cell from an OFO bike be useful for powering bling? 5 ounces each and I can provide 3.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:15 AM

Maximum car weight is 5 oz. I figured I’d use coin cells for power. Doesn’t have to last too long

2018-10-10
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:55 AM

Now here's a cool concept for a robot! Check out the YouTube video...
https://hackaday.com/2018/10/09/one-legged-jumping-robot-shows-that-control-is-everything/

2018-10-11
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:18 PM

I was thinking about the space theme & maybe considering a “uniform” for drive team. What’s your idea of a cool space-themed crew uniform?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:20 PM

I found this in an image search. I kinda like it is informal yet still sharp: https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestand:PolitieUniform2014ConceptVoorbeeldtekening.png

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark9:29 PM

It depends upon what we are going for, I'm personally a big fan of the style that ORF went with, where it looks a lot like a professional "uniform". (Like Chris' post)

Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans10:01 PM

Bubble helmets

2018-10-12
Justice James
Justice James8:59 AM

Jumpsuits for the drive team this year would be pretty great - something like the SOTAbots.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:12 PM

Here we go! Race time in 1 hour!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:00 PM

I made it to the finals! (Well, I was one of the 16 cars out of the 37 total that made it to the finals.) I didn't place very high in the final round, though. So a bit above the 50% line. For those interested in a career in pinewood derby-ing, the top four spots were taken by mechanical engineers (or kids of mechanical engineers). So now you know what to major in at college!

2018-10-13
2018-10-15
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:55 AM

I thought this project video was fun to watch. It shows a lot of practical techniques that are well within our capabilities: https://hackaday.com/2018/10/14/diy-wire-bender-gets-wires-all-bent-into-shape/

2018-10-16
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:14 PM

Dancing robots! Is no job safe?

2018-10-17
Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans2:00 PM

Does Spot dig in the flower beds?

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley5:37 PM

We laugh today, but we will be racing for our lives on the Battlestar Galactica soon.

2018-10-24
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:41 PM

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Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:41 PM

Hey Guys!!!

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom6:41 PM

Hey Chris!!!

Violet Advani
Violet Advani6:48 PM

Hi Chris

Violet Advani
Violet Advani6:49 PM

@Chris Mentzer

Camden Greenhalgh
Camden Greenhalgh7:18 PM

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Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon7:42 PM

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Max Hays8:15 PM

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Jack Scheiderman8:54 PM

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Merrill Keating10:26 PM

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2018-10-25
Kate Swietlik
Kate Swietlik7:28 AM

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Jacob Preston1:40 PM

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Emerson Nicholas6:29 PM

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2018-10-26
Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson2:23 PM

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Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson2:24 PM

Whazzuuuuuup!:frog:

2018-10-27
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:54 PM

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:46 PM

2018-10-30
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson3:24 PM

I don’t mean to sound vain, but this has great potential as a reaction face for slack; the expression of discomfort and concern is exceedingly relatable.

2018-10-31
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson6:59 AM

Happy Halloween!

2018-11-03
Doña Keating
Doña Keating10:16 AM

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Jack Dutt11:29 AM

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Jeffrey Tappen
Jeffrey Tappen1:37 PM

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2018-11-06
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:17 AM

A cool robot built to repair heavy machinery! (A lot of parts in this robot are similar to things we use in FIRST)
https://hackaday.com/2018/11/06/welding-robot-takes-on-a-hot-dirty-dangerous-job/

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom8:45 PM

2018-11-08
Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson10:56 AM

:cruz:

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:46 PM

Yesterday there was a meme war between team 5460 Strike Zone Robotics and 1684 Chimeras.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:46 PM

This stuff is gold

2018-11-09
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee12:06 PM

I deleted this post cause the video is too large in memory. We have a limited memory issue.

2018-11-12
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:15 PM

Has anyone downloaded the new DLC?

2018-11-13
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:15 PM

BIG FIRST ANNOUCEMENT: There will not be a bag day in ---2020--- and beyond. The last bag day will be in 2019 for Destination Deep Space.

Harrison
Harrison4:15 PM

How come

Violet Advani
Violet Advani4:15 PM

Whot

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman4:16 PM

Watch the Livestream

Peter Hall
Peter Hall4:16 PM

Whaaat

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:16 PM

It was on a FIRST TWITCH LIVE STREAM

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:16 PM

Check FRC channel

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley4:52 PM

Us speaking to the freshmen in 2020: “you don’t know how good you have it, back when we were young, we had 6 weeks to build a robot… in the freezing snow.”

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark8:30 PM

I caught the Lewis Black reference here...

2018-11-14
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:59 AM

Are you thinking I’m referencing Valentines Day?

2018-11-26
Mitchell Teresi
Mitchell Teresi3:42 PM

@Mitchell Teresi has joined the channel

2018-12-02
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley12:52 PM

They forgot about the Duke Engine. It is a 5 cylinder engine that uses 3 spark plugs and has roughly the same power output as a 6 cylinder engine with the same individual piston size (ie. a 3L V6 has 6 .5L cylinders and it will produce about the same power as a 2.5L Duke engine). The thing that makes it different is that it is fully axial rather than linear.

2018-12-03
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton4:29 PM

Curiosity rover on Mars - a planet inhabited by robots. https://www.360cities.net/image/mars-panorama-curiosity-solar-day-2082

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark5:51 PM

Hey team, in anticipation for the FLL competition this weekend, I created a mark-up of this year's FLL game, and I thought it would useful to anyone who wants to understand the game mechanics this year! https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1ca76SIGBLWZesgqH344yjxDizTXkawnVcF2AdQcyd-o/edit?usp=sharing (Pardon the spelling mistakes!)

Dana Batali
Dana Batali7:40 PM

hey - i don't see any spelliing mistakes unless you count meaty-ore

Dana Batali
Dana Batali7:40 PM

:wink:

2018-12-08
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins1:04 PM

Chairs Project Room 2

2018-12-10
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:23 AM

Saw this on Thingiverse - robot with lots of 3D printed parts. https://cdn.thingiverse.com/assets/33/15/2d/ae/fe/GCU04062018-190.jpg

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton1:28 PM

... and lots of rivets! Pretty cool though. They also use cam belts throughout which is interesting

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom9:02 PM

Here is a time lapse of the 2 hour process of cutting the Spartronics logo with the size of 1 ft by 1 ft.

2018-12-11
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger4:23 PM

@Mark Tarlton Here's their grabcad page: https://grabcad.com/library/first-robotics-competition-team-3187-robot-1#. And here's a collection of FRC-related 3D printable designs from thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/chrisrin/likes @Kenneth Wiersema Maybe we need a 3D printing (or CAM) channel for a while as we figure out the new printer and the workflow? I'm concerned we'll be spamming the CAD channel.

2018-12-12
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:14 PM

(By "we" I mean I had nothing to do with it :-)

2018-12-14
Dana Batali
Dana Batali8:35 AM

https://youtu.be/JVq0adTn0w

Water game confirmed

2018-12-18
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily1:44 PM

A former colleague of mine suggests we step up our game: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6479751277906661376

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily1:45 PM

(watch the embedded video...)

Justice James
Justice James4:21 PM

Team Avatars are going to happen this year. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/2019-team-avatars-reprise

2018-12-21
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:12 PM

3D printer build day at our house. Seasons Greetings!

2018-12-22
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:17 AM

Finished product

2018-12-25
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom5:15 PM

Merry Christmas!

2018-12-29
Dana Batali
Dana Batali2:26 PM

fyi: i wasn't aware of this, but chief delphi is down right now migrating to discourse. It will soon require you to reset your password to complete your own migration. Then, of course, you'll need to spend some time learning discourse... I'm not familiar with it myself so I'll be starting with the link provided by chief delphi here:

https://meta.discourse.org/t/discourse-new-user-guide/96331

(i'll leave it to team leaders to decide whether to cross post this elsewhere)

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:43 PM

I saw a mention or two of this as a possibility (I thought), but I guess it was actually a plan. Timing seems really risky to me with kickoff less than a week after migration - why not do this mid-summer? Overall, this will be good... modern platform many students already use rather than crusty old BBS (though I do think it was functioning fine). Thanks for sharing.

2019-01-01
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom12:10 AM

Happy New Year!

2019-01-02
Violet Advani
Violet Advani11:06 AM

And Happy Birthday @Cruz Strom

2019-01-04
2019-01-05
Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon8:20 AM

Unlocked game manual, download it (6.6 MB or so) for convenience :grin:

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:14 AM

Update on the KoP

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson2:54 PM

Spartronics Deep space kickoff bingo!

Ulysses Glanzrock
Ulysses Glanzrock3:00 PM

@Ulysses Glanzrock has joined the channel

Jake Benjamin
Jake Benjamin3:33 PM

@Jake Benjamin has joined the channel

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson3:33 PM

Who’s up for a lagoon?

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson3:33 PM

Autocorrect

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson3:33 PM

Kahoot

2019-01-06
Emma Lahtinen
Emma Lahtinen1:45 PM

Thread for robots with similar mechanisms

Terry Shields
Terry Shields2:31 PM

@Terry Shields has joined the channel

Peter Hall
Peter Hall5:21 PM

@Noah Solomon could you post your video of the game/skit

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason5:23 PM

You will need to upload it to Google Drive and share the link, because we're out of space on Slack.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:06 PM

Aw, so no daily memes?

2019-01-07
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:57 AM

Beware that cargo is delicate, and we need it for practice: https://twitter.com/greenhornsri3d/status/1082103517681274886?s=21

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson4:35 PM

Meme dump- build season memes #1-#3

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson4:43 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson4:43 PM

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen7:23 PM

Superintendent PBK bragging on local students. Top 1/2 of 1% of all Junior PSAT I think. BI Rotary meeting.

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen8:28 PM

Well, now that I see the over exposed image ... that's @Ronan Bennett. Congrats!

Ronan Bennett
Ronan Bennett8:37 PM

Thanks!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:55 PM

FIRST released 3d models of the field for printing! We can print our own mini field for the contest. Maybe useful for strategy? Probably useful for outreach, to explain the game to people. Especially cool if we print a tiny model of our robot too!
https://library.automationdirect.com/first-2019-3d-printed-field/

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:02 PM

That page includes an image of the floorplan of the field, which may be good for strategy work. Also, is it just me, or would it be cool to make buttons that look like mini hatch panels?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:44 PM

I know we have blue ABS - do we have red? Seems like the main field floor could be foam core board or something.

2019-01-08
2019-01-09
Lauren heinzelman
Lauren heinzelman10:47 AM

@Lauren heinzelman has joined the channel

Dana Batali
Dana Batali10:49 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRrU3Jt0cw4

has all the right characteristics for DeepSpace, it might be a little beyond the size constraints...

Dana Batali
Dana Batali11:07 AM

another inspirational time-sink (imagine building each robot involved in this, then gluing them all together)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq6z1hShFcE

Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans11:59 AM

See why we need hydraulics?

Jeffrey Tappen
Jeffrey Tappen3:17 PM

Will there be a meeting without power?

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom3:26 PM

Plan on it. Power is back on

2019-01-23
2019-01-25
Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson12:36 PM

Vote for Chris!!!!!

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson12:36 PM

Aka Golgi!

2019-01-26
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom1:02 PM

Happy Birthday @Andrew Peterson!!!

Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson1:02 PM

@Andrew Peterson has joined the channel

2019-01-28
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins12:31 PM

Hey Spartronics: just had to share this with you. I’m in NYC at a real estate & technology conference and one of the new business trends they were discussing comes right from FIRST! See this slide that came up!

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson9:10 PM

Quick question: how many mentors(including @Enrique Chee) do we have, and how many students do we have?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:14 PM

17 mentors including me and 48 students

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson9:19 PM

Great thank you!

Mitchell Teresi
Mitchell Teresi10:29 PM

:declan:

2019-01-29
2019-01-30
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:35 PM

Snapped this photo on my walk to the ferry this evening: https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/oS3ai8PmQyiiuQGyuO8ZxQ.3UrsZlQsUsvzyasPdbOCJJ

2019-01-31
Jack Scheiderman
Jack Scheiderman1:05 PM

@Cruz Strom

2019-02-03
Justice James
Justice James3:25 PM

It's snowing!

Camden Greenhalgh
Camden Greenhalgh3:28 PM

Yes

Camden Greenhalgh
Camden Greenhalgh3:28 PM

Yes

2019-02-04
Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson5:33 PM

Snow :snowflake: day!!!!!!!!!

2019-02-08
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily12:08 PM

@Darwin Clark (and others on the programming team who sometimes forget...) here is a solution for you:
https://hackaday.com/2019/02/08/ya-only-get-one-set-of-eyes/

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily12:30 PM

It certainly seems to be snowing... Maybe the forecasts were correct?

2019-02-10
Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman7:43 PM

Predictions on when the school is going to open up?

Dana Batali
Dana Batali7:56 PM

I give in 2 pct :monkey_face:

Terry Shields
Terry Shields9:37 PM

At this rate I say early March. But as long as Paul’s garage remains open we have a chance.

2019-02-11
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:04 PM

Enough with the snow already!

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton2:06 PM

No kidding! I'm wearing my Bears sweatshirt and hankering for some deep dish pizza! Not to mention missing my snowplow guy ....

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:07 PM

After winterbreak

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:15 PM

At least I'm happy that my driveway is 1/3 the length of my dad's while I was in high school (in Rhode Island)... That was a lot of shoveling.

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton2:18 PM

no such luck here. I spent one winter in upstate NY with a loonng driveway. the neighbors took pity on me and let me borrow their snowblower.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:56 PM

My bet is Wednesday, and after school activities for tomorrow are not cancelled (yet)

Terry Shields
Terry Shields3:15 PM

My wife agrees with Chris. But I’m sticking with early March.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:23 PM

We just lost power, near Wyatt & Weaver (for those keeping score)

Harrison
Harrison7:23 PM

Same here

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman7:31 PM

Just lost it here to

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:33 PM

Been out for a couple hours south side

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom7:57 PM

Still have power on the far north end.

Doña Keating
Doña Keating7:58 PM

Just lost it on Manitou...

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:58 PM

Power's back for us! (Still at Wyatt & Weaver, as far as I can tell.)

2019-02-12
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily12:25 PM

Is school open today?

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason12:25 PM

We’re waiting on an announcement about after school activities. An email will go out if we’re canceling today.

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton12:26 PM

school's closed though...

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily12:27 PM

Was wondering as didn’t see it on school website but parks dept is closed

Jack Scheiderman
Jack Scheiderman1:36 PM

It's a little slow but it works.

2019-02-13
2019-02-14
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:29 PM

Or this?
https://youtu.be/I9IBQVHFeQs

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton2:40 PM

yes! I feel a redesign coming on...there's still time

2019-02-15
Terry Shields
Terry Shields8:25 AM

Thanks for posting this link. There are some good resources in this bundle.

Terry Shields
Terry Shields8:26 AM

Another way to reduce robot weight...

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:22 AM

Get those legs hooked up and program it to do squats all night long!

2019-02-17
Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon10:25 AM

112 pizza points

Peter Hall
Peter Hall10:20 PM

@Ethan Rininger Can you post the video of the best climb.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:21 PM

There's a better one than the video posted to #marketing? I must see!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:29 PM

The one in #marketing and #announcements is the best climb I believe

2019-02-18
Peter Hall
Peter Hall6:19 AM

I was incorrect and the messages had not loaded on my phone.

2019-02-19
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins7:12 PM

Thinking of everyone on Bag Day - Aloha & Mahalo!

2019-02-20
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:53 PM

Hey all,
I am visiting Montana Tech tomorrow and Montana State - Bozeman on friday. Are there any questions people would like me to ask?
Lucas

2019-02-21
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:34 PM

That is one SWEET drivetrain! Looks like 4 omnis on the corners, and 2 omnis in the middle underneath (at right angles). You can see the ones on the bottom when it climbs.
I wonder what the driver controls are like in order to control both sets of wheels...

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:42 PM

I've always liked elevator-arm hybrids like this. I think 148 looks faster, but as usual Mean Machine created an awesome robot.

2019-02-22
Justice James
Justice James12:57 PM

They're also somehow ~35 lbs underweight.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:45 PM

Nice hab3 climb: https://youtu.be/zAyo7mbCxlw

2019-02-23
Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason10:45 PM

Just leaving this here: https://youtu.be/4pJO6hNVKtQ

2019-02-24
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:18 AM

Wow, a center arm like that was our lowbot concept before we decided to change to enhanced Everybot. Nice implementation!

Justice James
Justice James10:04 AM

Citrus Circuits revealed their robot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7NVfPPWx2s

Harrison
Harrison10:06 AM

Jack in the bot also went for a low bot this year.

https://youtu.be/zaXGILq7R8

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:07 AM

Triple L3 climb is amazing, and the arm-on-elevator is a winner once again!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:11 AM

The dual star wheel hatch panel grabber is very creative. Will be one of the lowbots to watch this year for sure.

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom7:30 PM

They are going to be at Glacier Peak with us

2019-02-26
Dana Batali
Dana Batali4:44 PM

an idea for next year's game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nB5YCPX94s

Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans6:47 PM

The year after we will make robots that float in the water filled holes left by the tree movers.

Doña Keating
Doña Keating9:09 PM

Very proud of @Merrill Keating, @Violet Advani, @Chris Mentzer, and @Peter Hall for showing up at tonight's City Council meeting in support of Bainbridge Island Girl Up month and STEM for Social Good. They made us proud! Will send photos and video to marketing soon.

2019-02-27
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:15 AM

Here's the full reveal - another lowbot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su5ETzqAsI

2019-02-28
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:55 PM

Very creative rotating lift: https://youtu.be/vMl1h44O1Z4

2019-03-01
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson12:15 PM

Hello- there is a possibility I can attend the meeting this evening if I can get a ride to the ferry around 7:00 pm. Anyone able to help? I can pay for gas.

2019-03-02
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:39 AM

Here are a couple robot reveal playlists:
- Cargo passthru bots like us (9 of them, including the original 118 Everybot): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsiEJAZgdF8JEdm068Mj75Q3yaYJ550io
- Low cycling robots (75 robots - filtered from a much larger playlist). I ordered these by team number, with the oldest teams first). As far as I can tell, 2910 Jack-in-the-Bot from PNW might be the fastest, so they'll be a good benchmark for target cycle times. They're also competing in Mt. Vernon right now. Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsiEJAZgdF8LrGGn-4uWxwfMt01Q87Q7s

Justice James
Justice James11:48 AM

Jack in the Bot is incredible.

Harrison
Harrison11:59 AM

RIP 4089

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:36 PM

Mt. Vernon Week 1 Competition is streaming:
Mix of panning close-ups & full field view during matches: https://www.twitch.tv/firstwared1
Just full field view during matches (better for scouting practice): https://www.twitch.tv/firstwared2

I watched a few matches, and this seems to be a hard game. Not much scoring. Even Jack-in-the-Bot was not world beatingly good. I suspect the low scoring is because of poor sightlines and because playing the game on the real field with other robots is proving to be quite different than practice.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:11 PM

Jack-in-the-Bot and Apex are 1 and 2, and they just teamed with the #17 team to win with a high score of 63 points. Notably, Apex tipped during the L3 climb, and Jack-in-the-Bot dozed them out of the way and did the L3 climb themselves, so the alliance got 3 RP.

2019-03-03
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:17 PM


The requested URL was not found on this server.
That’s all we know.

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton9:20 PM

Try again --- I'm overwhelmed by irony

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:44 PM

Couple lowbots I like:
https://youtu.be/UaEb1YvvSoE --> a lateral sliding rail is integrated into the whole system making lining up faster
https://youtu.be/SIXFBqqWRd8 --> just a cleverly simple low bot design - the cargo handling design is quite simple, yet seems very effective. By handling cargo all on one side, there is all the space in the world on the other side to build an effective hatch panel handler (but they went with velcro/eject anyway)

2019-03-04
Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman7:21 PM

Can someone post a link to a climbing video from today?

Justice James
Justice James8:28 PM

This robot is acting as a backstop for the other robot's level 3 climb
https://clips.twitch.tv/FairArborealWormSoonerLater

2019-03-05
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:10 PM

For @Harper Nalley and anyone else who loves robots and heat sinks: https://youtu.be/wsglQFjTZc

Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans3:07 PM

We need one that does that on tubes.

Dana Batali
Dana Batali3:25 PM

might be fun to cut a large party cheese with it too!

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton3:26 PM

.. or better yet, tubers. Take a potato and cut a continuous slice around the circumference .. then fry. a potato chip that's several feet long.

2019-03-09
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily11:36 AM

Liking the updated music playlist :slightlysmilingface:
http://www.firstmusicdjs.com

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily5:37 PM

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:16 PM

Playlist of our matches today. Some views were missing from YouTube, but every match is represented. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcarDjxrehfnAwjCewuaeRaVOuWdmCi

2019-03-10
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley7:08 AM

For anyone who isn’t going to be at the competition today and still wants to watch

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson8:39 AM

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:24 AM

Interesting looking vision solution by 488

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily11:52 AM

Team congrats on alliance selection and good luck!

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason2:24 PM

To be clear, this is a driver camera solution. Not computer vision. Darwin has talked with them about it.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS @Riyadth Al-Kazily!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:36 PM

I am honored!

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson9:52 PM

And we are honored to have you as one of our many outstanding mentors for 4915!

2019-03-11
Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson8:51 AM

Please make this an emoji

Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon1:49 PM

Are we still going to Glacier Peak

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason1:50 PM

Yes

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley1:50 PM

We are guaranteed two competitions every year.

2019-03-12
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:51 PM

You ROCK Riyadth!

2019-03-13
Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson8:37 AM

Sorry to inform you but my dad told me last night that I can not afford to go to open house today, I really wish I could come, but again, I’m sorry. I also sent an email to you about my current situation @Enrique Chee @Cruz Strom @Kenneth Wiersema @Jack Chapman @Micah C. Glasby

2019-03-16
Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen11:41 AM

Hey, I want to encourage the team to pay attention to current discussion on the Boeing 737 Max 8. I expect the careful reader will see a lot that looks familiar.

The problem with the Lion Air flight was the MCAS went to work when it shouldn’t have. The 737 MAX was climbing normally, but due to a faulty sensor the digital flight data recorder detected a hard-to-believe 20-degree difference in the angle of attack between the left and right sides. Over the next 10 minutes, the pilots repeatedly tried to pull the plane’s nose back up, but the MCAS kept forcing the yoke forward, pushing the plane down. Ultimately, the plane crashed into the Java Sea, killing everyone aboard.

If the pilots had known the MCAS was at fault, they could have shut down the plane’s ability to automatically adjust its trim (which determines its position in the air) so they could manually do it themselves. But they ended up “behind the airplane,” confused and trying to figure out what the computer was up to. “When you’re behind the airplane, you’re almost dead,” Aimer says.

That may be because they didn’t know the MCAS existed: In the jet’s manual, Boeing had not noted its presence. In November, The Wall Street Journal reported that the company had worried about “inundating average pilots with too much information—and significantly more technical data—than they needed or could digest.” Meanwhile, Boeing was pitching the 737 MAX to airlines as being so similar to the previous generation that pilots flying the old 737 would barely need any new training.

https://www.wired.com/story/boeing-737-max-8-ethiopia-crash-faa-software-fix-lion-air/

Dana Batali
Dana Batali2:27 PM

nice summary Mike. Thanks!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:23 PM

Team 971 interestingly uses a single active suction cup for BOTH hatch panels and cargo. Very cool, small footprint robot that weighs in at around 90 lbs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2goz1ghXXk&feature=youtu.be

2019-03-19
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom9:02 PM

One of the mentors for 2910 (Jack in the Bot) created a company that sells swerve modules to FRC teams. Here is the link to check out: https://www.swervedrivespecialties.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Fc2-E9q0L8WzTsSaZFp5LYA2huljYTaf3eF3fnEAI0mG4XmNh66HDw

2019-03-20
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger9:16 PM

My dog found a good use for the fuel

Harrison
Harrison9:17 PM

So cute

2019-03-23
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:46 PM

I am building a playlist of our matches on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcarDjxrehfnvceWDTSYURkeF0Leho8

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:34 PM

I put all of today's matches on the playlist. Some only had the "wide" field view available. I will update it if the regular view becomes available later.

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason8:53 PM

Thanks!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:31 PM

I find the wide view superior because the multi-cam pan view makes it hard to follow a particular robot. Thanks Riyadth!

2019-03-24
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson5:26 PM

So do we have enough points to compete in districts? Or are we just competing for the award

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson5:32 PM

Idk I would assume we get another shot at competition

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom5:53 PM

We are only competing for the Engineering Inspiration award, not with the robot.

Jeffrey Tappen
Jeffrey Tappen6:30 PM

Julian Bonifaci
Julian Bonifaci6:31 PM

Sunny Gregson
Sunny Gregson6:39 PM

@Sunny Gregson has joined the channel

2019-03-26
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:44 PM

FIRST Washington photo album of Glacier Peak: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmzKYiWt

2019-03-27
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:50 AM

If anyone would like to go to the robobash dance hosted by 5588 Reign let me know and we can try to organize getting down there for the dance

Peter Hall
Peter Hall11:51 AM

I would personally love to go. @Chris Mentzer do you know when and where it is.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:52 AM

It is on Friday night of district champs from 7-10 at the tacoma convention center venue

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson11:53 AM

I’m in if I can stay longer

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen1:15 PM

My new favorite podcast is Relatively Prime, "Stories from the Mathematical Domain." If the title entrigues you, you may like it as well. Here are some teasers:

- Hank Aarron, the famous baseball player, has an Erdos number of 1 (sort of)
- There is an alarmingly simple formula for the n-th non-square integer (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 ....)
- You've got familiarity with regular polygons in 3D -- pyramids, soccer balls, D12 dice -- you can do the same thing in 4 dimentions. If you project them down into 3 dimensions they look really cool. I wonder if we 3D print one, like this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:97757

The podcast is actually very accessible to the lay listener.

2019-03-28
Parker Hutchinson
Parker Hutchinson3:08 PM

https://team1640.com/wiki/index.php/SwerveCentral Found a page going over details about swerve drives.

2019-03-29
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson10:39 AM

Does anyone want to see the 6:50 showing of “Us” with me at the theatre? I prefer not to watch Spooky Movies alone

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson1:14 PM

I would likely scream like a little girl but I would like to come

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson1:16 PM

No, definitely

Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson1:16 PM

Not likely, definitely

2019-03-30
Harrison
Harrison8:00 AM

Just out of curiosity, I signed up for the PNW District event and they said they have no available spots. So did anyone get an email that said they will be volunteering? I talked to Emerson and he said he didn’t get a spot either.

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark9:43 AM

FWIW: I signed up a few days ago, and on my dashboard it still says 'pending'. Maybe their full?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:58 AM

I'll ask my Microsoft mentor network friends if they know how it works. Maybe one has to volunteer well in advance for DCMPS.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:21 AM

Here’s what I received back, including contact information for a person to whom a student could reach out for more information. It may not help this year, but could help for future....

From: Dan Rosenstein <danrose@microsoft.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:19 AM
To: Chris Rininger; FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Community
Subject: Re: DCMPS Volunteering Question

Hey Chris. It’s awesome your students wanted to volunteer! You should (or better have a student) reach out to adrianne from FIRST and just ask why. May not change for this year, but could help for planning in the future.



D

From: Chris Rininger
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:15:34 AM
To: FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Community
Subject: DCMPS Volunteering Question

Hi,

Our team usually qualifies to compete at DCMPS here in PNW, but this year we were plagued with problems & didn’t make it (except competing for Engineering Inspiration; we’re grateful for that opportunity).

A good number of students decided to take the opportunity to volunteer at DCMPS since the robot isn’t competing, but as far as I know none of them were accepted.

I told them I’d ask around to see if I could find out why. Do any of you know how DCMPs volunteering works? We’ve had team members volunteer at district events, and almost all volunteer at the FLL event we host annually, but we don’t have experience with this event.

Thanks!
Chris - 4915 Spartronics mentor

Justice James
Justice James11:45 AM

Cruz and I were talking about this earlier. He got a rejection email at first, but didn't get one after selecting only 'Assign me as needed.' I got a rejection email at first when I only signed up for Thursday and Saturdat, but didn't get one after resubmitting it for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 'Assign me as needed.'

We're both 'pending' now.

Emerson Nicholas
Emerson Nicholas2:11 PM

I selected only “assign me as needed” for Friday and Saturday and got a rejection email the next day

Justice James
Justice James8:16 PM

That could be because you didn't select all three days? I got one when I signed up for Thursday and Friday at first.

Jack Scheiderman
Jack Scheiderman9:05 PM

I also got a reject email.

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark10:35 PM

@Cruz Strom So despite the mass amounts of rejection emails we're still on for carpooling?

2019-03-31
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom7:33 AM

We are still carpooling to the event every day. If you sign up to carpool, you have received an email about who you are riding with which day. When we get to the event, we will leave our contact info at pit admin so they can call if they need help.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:09 AM

I'm not sure if everyone noticed: Coach Chee also inquired about volunteering at DCMPs, and he found out people can volunteer each day at around 9am and post-lunch. So it's still valid to go & try to volunteer if you have time. And if that doesn't work out, then just enjoy attending and watching Destination Deep Space played at a high level, especially elims.

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:30 PM

Team 2980 Whibey Island Wildcats won the Auburn Engineering Inspiration Award

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins5:11 PM

Just bumped into our youngest robotics fan in Vegas - Leo - who is the kid who came to our Open House last year dressed as a robot!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily5:55 PM

That youngster has style! Is that a Three Wolf Moon shirt he's wearing?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThreeWolfMoon

2019-04-04
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:04 PM

Tell kaedric I said hi ! @Cruz Strom what are you doing as volunteer ?

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark2:22 PM

He is part of the AV crew, manning a camera.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:25 PM

Thanks

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:09 PM

@Peter Hall Safety glasses? ;-)

2019-04-05
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom9:02 AM

Don Bossi is at Tacoma!!!

2019-04-06
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:12 AM

Autographed our monitor, with glitter!

2019-04-08
Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen2:42 PM

Hey, let me pitch something new to you. Next year, BHS will be hosting a Rotary Exchange student from the Netherlands. She'll be living with local families, 3 of them over the course of her stay from September to June. Which families? Well, that's where you guys come in.

My family has done this sort of thing several times and found it tremendously enriching. Without fail, the students we've hosted have been fun to be with, very well behaved and enriched our lives in ways we would never have imagined. Here are a couple of the specific ways it touched us:

- My 9 year old daughter found out that a young woman really can live for almost a year, away from her family, in a foreign country, even if she can't speak great English. That summer she stayed with her host sister for six weeks in Kagoshima, Japan. She was 10 at the time. She learned enough Japanese to push back when the boys on the soccer field got a little uppity.

- My freshman daughter learned to get along with her exchange sister even though her family's background is very different than ours. She later spent a semester in Zacatecas Mexico living with a her host sister's family.

- I got to see BHS from the perspective of girls with radically different backgrounds. Somethings are different: Prom (they go, even if they're Juniors), Scarlet Letter, Ceramics class. Somethings are the same: Dating, Netflix, friends.

Oh, one more thing ... for the boys. All our host students have been girls, as is this one. So, I know whereof I speak. Every year, the exchange-student girls end up hanging out together. A lot. Gentlemen, it's the mother of all ice breakers. Pay attention.

We treat travel like it's a reward for working hard your entire life. That's wrong. Finding out how other people think and live, that's what travel is and its vital training for growing up. This isn't quite that, but it's pretty close.

I want to strongly encourage you to float this idea at the dinner table tonight: "So, one of the mentors at Robotics talked about hosting a Rotary Exchange student for 3 months. What do you think?" See where the conversation goes. Let me know.

2019-04-10
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:59 AM

Interesting article about Ed Catmull (ex Pixar chief) who has no "mind's eye", despite being a key figure in advancing 3D animation. It that expands into a discussion about how some people can visualize so well they can replay every movie they ever saw in their heads, while others are like Mr. Catmull & cannot conjure the simplest image. Interestingly, there are very talented artists at both ends of the "mind's eye" spectrum. What can you see with your "mind's eye"? https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47830256

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton2:35 PM

Photos of last summer's work at the BARN. A Sterling engine machined from brass and aluminum.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/2dcSuTdxxq5RpdJV9

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger4:07 PM

Looks great mounted and polished up like that! I think our group learned a lot from that project. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Dana Batali
Dana Batali4:41 PM

where's the video of it generating energy? Can you charge an iphone with it? :slightlysmilingface:

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton4:47 PM

Ahhh.... sure! Yeah! in the next release, for sure!! Actually, we weren't able to get it to run consistently before we ran out of time. The junction where the vertical brass support shaft attaches to the two horizontal rods isn't exactly right. It's supposed to slide for adjustment and tuning but then stay in place during operation. There's just a bit too much play there and so it doesn't stay put. Once it moves, then the piston's connecting rod binds a bit and we lose speed.

It's really pretty nice work though. The BARN has it on display outside the metal shop.

2019-04-11
Justice James
Justice James10:39 AM

Anyone planning to go to the IRS social this Saturday at Issaquah High School, please respond here so we can arrange rides.

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark10:55 AM

I'm not attending, but iirc you need a mentor from the team to go with.

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom12:55 PM

What is the IRS Social, @Justice James?

Justice James
Justice James1:03 PM

It's a potluck social event from 6 -9 pm this Saturday, @Cruz Strom.

2019-04-12
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily1:31 PM

Scissor lift? No way! Check this out: https://zippermast.com/videos/

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily3:42 PM

their marketing can certainly use help! that music and video… :confused: otherwise, impressive!

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom4:36 PM

Houston divisions are out (check FRC slack channel). Here is a document with each of the PNW Teams and more noteworthy other teams. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jRaf95VrbOwncw2glheRhOPMTiZ8nO50PORALZvVd04

Paul Vibrans
Paul Vibrans4:38 PM

Not really off the shelf but if we order early we might get some in time for next season.

2019-04-13
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom11:29 AM

HELIOS IS IN THE VIDEO!!!!! 1:05

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom11:33 AM

Apex and Vikings team members are also in the video

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:36 AM

Great to see this kind of mainstream advocacy of FIRST!

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:06 PM

Good eye @Cruz Strom

2019-04-17
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:47 PM

Free dishwasher to good home. Still sort of works. It goes through the motions, but does not clean dishes well or remember to stop on time. Just got the new one installed.

2019-04-19
2019-04-20
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:00 AM

In Houston Carver division, 4911 is allied with 118 (Robonauts), 2147 (CHUCK) from Spokane, and 5006 (Apophis) from Arkansas!. They just won their first quarters match, their next one will be between 8:20 and 8:30.

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark10:55 AM

In Turing division, NRG (Newport robotics group) is allied with the poofs(254)! In a different division, Lion robotics(2907, from Auburn Mountainview) is on the same alliance as Robowranglers (148)!

Jack Scheiderman
Jack Scheiderman12:35 PM

Two weeks.

Justice James
Justice James3:18 PM

Team 948 NRG has advanced to Einstein finals as a backup.

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom7:07 PM

FIRST robotics 2020 FRC game: Infinite Recharge!!!!!

Peter Hall
Peter Hall7:20 PM

Woo hoo.

Harrison
Harrison7:25 PM

Ok hear me out, the theme of the robotics competition seems to be the future. With FTC being based around tall towers. With are game being based on charging or recharging with electricity. I was at first thinking it was going to be similar to first steam works where you have to fuel something with some game element. But then it hit me, the part about infinite, in our life we use nature(which makes sense, since in the teaser it shows people trying to help nature) to create energy. We harness the WIND and WATER to create REusable energy to CHARGE our devices as an “INFINITE” source of Power. Don’t you get it water game and flying game confirmed!!!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:59 PM

Themes seem to be future, urban, and renewable energy. Maybe the robots’ role within the game theme will be solar panel maintainers (cleaning, fixing...) or maybe couriers of batteries or power cells that have been charged with renewable energy sources.

2019-04-21
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:44 AM

Correct @Harrison !

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson2:31 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson2:32 PM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson2:36 PM

I made a spartronics egg! The Instagram symbol is for marketing, wrench for mechanics, binary for programming (it says “programming” if you’re wondering), and circuits for electronics. The darker blues are to match our mugs. It says 4915 at the top and spartronics at the bottom. My apologies to CAD and Bumpers, I couldn’t fit any more symbols.

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson2:36 PM

I don’t quite know how to send links to photos so sorry if I’m taking up too much space

Harrison
Harrison2:36 PM

How long did that take to make

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson2:37 PM

7 hours

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:01 PM

There is a robot designed to decorate eggs: https://egg-bot.com/

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:36 PM

Wow ! @Nora Wilson .You get extra credit .

Justice James
Justice James10:05 PM

I remember seeing one of those in the ETA at BARN not too long ago.

2019-04-23
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton8:49 AM

Here's deeper dive into eggbots from the CAD and robotics perspective. The underlying computer hardware and software is the same as in the XCarve. the software they recommend for designing the surface patterns is used at the BARN for the laser cutter. If you'd like to build your own robot, this is one place to start.

2019-04-29
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily5:08 PM

Here's another tiny robot. A plotter made from a couple of old CD/DVD drives: https://hackaday.com/2019/04/29/build-a-plotter-using-scrap-dvd-drives/

2019-05-02
Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson7:59 PM

This needs to be an emoji

2019-05-03
Dana Batali
Dana Batali8:24 AM

For those interested in math: (how random is that?)

http://immersivemath.com/ila/index.html

old-fogey quote:

your generation is so lucky to have such excellent free resources for learning!

2019-05-04
Terry Shields
Terry Shields2:27 PM

I was told long ago by my favorite college professor: “Look for the beauty in failure. Find it and you have learned plenty.”

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton2:50 PM

I was told early on that "if I wasn't failing I wasn't trying." Improvement comes from pushing yourself beyond what you're comfortable doing.

2019-05-08
Doña Keating
Doña Keating7:00 PM

If you're interested in a place to hang out and code, want to see what West Sound CoderDojo is all about, or are just interested in mentoring, this Saturday (11 May) from 10:30a - 12:30p is international Scratch Day and our 4th birthday bash at WWU-Poulsbo. There will be prizes, snacks, DIY projects, and County Commissioner Gelder plans to stop in. Tickets are free and registration required. If you can't make the 11th, we meet biweekly from September through July each year. Would love to see some Spartronics team members mentor as time allows. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-sound-coderdojo-2018-2019-tickets-48993022449

2019-05-09
Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen1:48 PM

Speaking of Math, from the current MSDN magazine a short, enjoyable article on the "Calculus vs Statistics in High School" by fellow Robotics Mentor David Platt.

In includes this gem,

"They asked 61 doctors the following question: “If a test to detect a disease whose prevalence is 1/1,000 has a false positive rate of 5 percent, what is the chance that a person found to have a positive result actually has the disease, assuming you know nothing about the person’s symptoms or signs?”

"Figure it out yourself. I’ll bet you get it wrong. So did three-­quarters of the doctors they asked. Would you say 95 percent? 90 percent? I’ll stop writing to give you time to work it out."

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt833447.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

2019-05-13
Doña Keating
Doña Keating6:17 PM

We just found out today that band is having its final Spring concert on the same night as the final team meeting. I can make part of the leadership meeting but the mentor/team meeting isn't likely...

Harrison
Harrison6:19 PM

@Doña Keating the concert is actually Thursday not Wednesday. It interferes with the Design class but that is about it.

Doña Keating
Doña Keating6:43 PM

Thanks, @Harrison. Merrill told us it was Wednesday but just checked her Google calendar and it is Thursday. As you were...

2019-05-21
Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason10:28 PM

This is a sort of wonderful website (especially for the mechanics out there): http://507movements.com/

2019-05-22
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:09 PM

Cool vision capabilities demo’d on this robot https://youtu.be/YSKD0Jf3cvM (3 minute interview)

2019-05-23
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom7:20 AM

They used constant force springs on their elevator.

2019-05-24
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:18 PM

Reminds me a bit of this crazy Swedish Wintergatan music artist with his marble-drop instrument. https://vimeo.com/157743578

And now he's designing his v2 instrument (using Fusion 360!): https://youtu.be/OKwt2axN6OA

Fascinating and inspiring (to me at least :))

2019-05-25
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:16 AM

Happy Towel Day!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TowelDay

2019-05-27
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:20 PM

I just learned that HackSpace publishes lots of projects in magazines, in books, and on the web, and all their documentation is free to download!
https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/

2019-05-30
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom8:54 PM

Hello Everybody, In my spare time, I am in charge of filming for the football team. I am in need of some people to help me film. If you are a interested student, here is the job description and a link to a survey if you are interested “Do you enjoy filming or want more experience using a video camera? Are you interested in filming football next year? This is a great opportunity to learn the art of sports videography. There will be opportunities to travel with the team to all away games. You may even get to learn how to fly the drone. Please fill out this brief survey by June 7th. https://forms.gle/HxrqQJWU1WjvJLuD9

2019-06-03
Doña Keating
Doña Keating2:31 PM

A fun 3-day event in July for those who are in town and interested - https://pages.museumofflight.org/lunar-block-party

Doña Keating
Doña Keating3:01 PM

Merrill's lacrosse coach (Tami) mentioned you yesterday - you also film the team games. Way to go, @Cruz Strom...

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom9:43 PM

Some on Citrus Circuits 1678 put this together on Chief Delphi. https://www.chiefdelphi.com/t/einstein-lime-rick/358080

2019-06-09
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:33 AM

I was searching for a good video on assigning degrees of precision to dimensions on part drawings, and I fell into this rabbit hole of a video on the history of precision (of length/dimensional measurement, mainly) instead. Fascinating stuff. https://youtu.be/gNRnrn5DE58

2019-06-10
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley4:20 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLVFa8YRfM

And I thought our logistics were hard

2019-06-11
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:39 AM

Hey everyone, ROCK is hosting what is essentially their open house from 6–7:30 at Olympic High School. I was thinking of going if anyone wants to join let me know

2019-06-14
Doña Keating
Doña Keating7:46 PM

Some Spartronics kids converge upon Pacific Science Center tonight...

2019-06-21
Jack Scheiderman
Jack Scheiderman9:16 PM

A wild @Chris Mentzer spotted in his natural habitat.

2019-06-24
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson11:39 PM

You guys! NASA is letting people submit songs for astronauts to listen to on their way to the moon. It’s super fun, I’ve already submitted “Fly me to the moon” by Frank Sinatra. Check it out!
https://www.nasa.gov/moontunes

2019-06-26
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:20 AM

@Nora Wilson Excellent choice! I coincidentally sang that song with Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, and other astronauts in attendance at an alumni event when I was in the varsity glee club at Purdue University. A lot of astronauts are Purdue alumni.

Doña Keating
Doña Keating4:48 PM

What an interesting factoid, @Chris Rininger. Now we'll have to hear you sing. Thanks for the share, @Nora Wilson...it's a brill one.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:27 PM

I think the alumni event might have been tied to the 20th anniversary of the moon landing LOL

2019-06-27
Therese
Therese10:09 PM

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2019-07-04
Kate Treviño-Yoson
Kate Treviño-Yoson2:12 PM

Is someone coming by to pick up Atlas?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:59 PM

Anyone come yet?

Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom5:06 PM

Yes

2019-07-16
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:44 AM

I assume some of you know these BI students who attend Raisbeck. Exciting news! From George S senior: Back in first position! Two Bainbridge Island teens are on a team racing for a national title. After setting a track record yesterday, their team was met with a strong response from their leading competitor. After dueling it out at speeds up to 80 miles an hour, the field has settled into more sustainable speeds. The Raisbeck Aviation High School Team fought back into the lead. Locals George Sidles (Team Captain) and Nic Nehmeth (Driver) worked most of a year with their team to design and build the car they are racing. http://www.solarcarchallenge.org/challenge/results-live.shtml

2019-07-19
Doña Keating
Doña Keating11:15 PM

BISD home page for information about @Sean Reilly - Future Business Leaders Earn National Honors - Six members BHS FBLA chapter traveled to San Antonio, TX for the National Leadership Conference the last week of June. 13.000 students and advisers from all over the world came to the three day leadership conference and competition. FBLA has over 100 competitions for students from 7th-12th grades and each event averaged 350 competitors. BHS did great with Sean Reilly earning 5th in Economics and Lucy Hanacek making finals in Banking & Finance. Other students competing included Elisabeth Leung - Business Calculations, Alex Maher - Intro to Business Procedures, and Owen Rector and Nick Hughes - Intro to Financial Math. Congratulations!
https://www.bisd303.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=9

2019-07-27
Harrison
Harrison8:11 PM

Hey I was thinking about this a lot during the parade today. We spend a lot of time with the peninsula alliance but every time we go to an event of some kind. I feel like there is very obviously some kind of team based separation(Spartornics hangs with spartonics, ROCK hangs with ROCK, so on). And the worse part is that every time I start to feel comfortable talking to people from other teams, The parade starts and we begin to go our separate ways once it is done. It really does suck. So I was thinking we Should do some kind of Peninsula Alliance social(Like what 1318 IRS do). It would be a great way to meet other people from other teams so then we feel more comfortable at competitions and parades. I have no idea where to start with something like this. And also with logistics of where, when or even “should we do this in the first place”. I haven’t thought of anything else I just wanted to put it out and get feedback on the idea.

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason9:59 PM

I think this could be a lot of fun. We don’t necessarily need to limit ourselves to the Peninsula Alliance; we could even invite other teams.

2019-08-01
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:10 AM

Infinite Recharge? Solar-sailing satellite proves it can use light to propel through space - The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/31/20748894/lightsail-2-mission-solar-sail-planetary-society-success-demonstration

2019-08-08
Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom5:24 PM

Robotics kids staffing National Youth Leadership Training. From Left to Right: Beau (2928 Viking Robotics), Micah (Spartronics), Myself, and Andy (3826 SRF).

2019-08-18
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton4:26 PM

From the Barn -- Tomorrow: free talk about robotics at the Seattle downtown library. By an "active advocate of the open source Robotics Operating System (ROS). Currently he leads a startup, ROSHub Inc, focused on bringing cloud based devops tools to the ROS eco-system." https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/learning-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D133167902

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:15 PM

Coincidently there was a white paper just published on some ROS trailblazing some FRC folks are doing: https://www.chiefdelphi.com/t/zebros-1-1-2019-whitepaper/361502v

2019-09-03
2019-09-09
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:29 PM

Amid the discussion about the release of the draft rules for No More Stop Build Day (see FRC channel), a couple people noticed there are places in the rules that suggest future games (even this year’s game) may involve tasks considered to be mutually exclusive. In other words, by design of the game, a single robot cannot possibly do everything due to size constraints. For example, a game with a task involving placing a large object at a high target (like 2018) and also a task involving collecting and storing as many small objects as possible and shooting them into a high goal (like 2017). In this situation, some teams would create a modular robot with ability to switch from major task A to major task B from match to match. Many teams would still focus on just one task. I think it’s an interesting idea...

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark3:37 PM

Interestingly, this was something I saw A LOT at the FLL competition. (@Terry Shields For more detail...) Many teams had a locked in chassis, then switched modules for the different tasks of the game. Granted, their rules are much more designed for this tactic, but it's an interesting 'tell' that this concept is not unknown to FIRST.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:04 PM

Don’t think this concept applies to FRC . Each time you switch a module you will need to reweigh and reinspect the robot. The inspectors may frown upon this . It was mentioned in the rule release.

2019-09-10
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:37 AM

Hmm. As I read I3 and I4 in the rules, it seems like multi-configuration robots may be one of the things they’re now allowing for with their updated inspection approach... https://firstfrc.blob.core.windows.net/frc2019/2020FRCRuleChangesStopBuildDay.pdf

We won’t know until kickoff, of course :nerd_face:

2019-09-12
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:50 AM

I noticed there are 35 team members in the FRC channel, and there are 50 team members in the random channel, so I’m sharing this here for the 15+ people who may not be aware the FRC teaser comes out tonight!

2019-09-13
Doña Keating
Doña Keating3:50 PM

Congrats, @Sean Reilly! #NationalMeritSemifinalist

2019-09-14
Doña Keating
Doña Keating11:11 AM

@Sean Lafer and pal show up at this morning's West Sound CoderDojo!

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer1:22 PM

:smile::+1::skin-tone-2:

2019-09-17
Doña Keating
Doña Keating5:28 PM

10th grade Spartronics team members who were selected today to join the BHS chapter of the National Honor Society. Criteria is a GPA of 3.5 and above...congrats!
@Jake Benjamin @Sunny Gregson @Lauren heinzelman @Merrill Keating @Jack Scheiderman @Noah Solomon

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:02 PM

Looks like Spartronics is way ahead in robot technology: https://hackaday.com/2019/09/17/your-next-robot-needs-googly-eyes-and-other-lessons-from-disney/

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:07 PM

Love this! #programming make it so! It even includes github code and build instructions :)

> The robot could look bored when it had no task, excited when it was helping people, and unhappy when people were not being cooperative.

2019-09-18
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:43 PM

Check out FarmBot: https://farm.bot/

2019-09-27
2019-09-28
Doña Keating
Doña Keating9:36 PM

Photos from today's team bonding picnic. Brill times! #morethanrobots https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ilau40b4mijv9vj/AAAeabfjTsQ5-7lWrhCoDzsea?dl=0

2019-10-03
2019-10-05
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:31 AM

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:31 AM

Spotted team 3786 at the Armory by MoPop

2019-10-12
Doña Keating
Doña Keating6:33 PM

Thanks to all team members, volunteers, and fans who showed up today at Girls Generation. Your dedication and support were certainly appreciated...

2019-10-13
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee4:51 AM

Ditto !!!!

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton6:48 PM

FIRST Robotics students visit Disney's Star Wars work.. https://youtu.be/7ChYr-KdccA Thanks to Rick Gordon of the BARN for finding this

2019-10-15
2019-10-16
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:23 AM

I think most of you have heard we recently lost Woody Flowers, one of FIRST’s founders. He was a hero to many, including myself. For those who haven’t seen him speak, here’s a fairly short video. https://youtu.be/YTqwhwawzCY We’re going to miss this kind & wise leader.

2019-10-27
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley1:46 PM

https://a360.co/2NlcX68

If you want to see what fusion can do, this is a bike someone made. Look at the small details on the fork, tires, derailleur, brakes, and shock. The details are so good that I know the fork is a FOX Float 40 RC2, the tires are Maxxis Minion DHFs, the derailleur is a Shimano Saint, the brakes are Shimano Saints, and the shock is a Fox DHX2 with a Fox titanium coil. This is kinda insane.

2019-10-30
Jake Benjamin
Jake Benjamin10:41 AM

En la clase de espanol, Jack S, Harrison C, y Yo hicimos un dia de los muertos altar para Woodie Flowers.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:15 PM

Gracias !!!

2019-11-04
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:48 PM

The thought of these 40+-year-old probes in interstellar space, still sending observation data back to us (at least for a few more years) is really inspiring to me. So far away, yet still so near as well in cosmic terms. https://www.livescience.com/voyager-2-reaches-interstellar-space.html

2019-11-06
Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason6:53 PM

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Camden Greenhalgh
Camden Greenhalgh8:13 PM

spartronics.fandom.com 2 Authors: Cliomb & alexlf

2019-11-07
Max Morse
Max Morse12:23 AM

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Jiana Lyons
Jiana Lyons6:38 AM

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Harrison Wilder Wilkinson Bennett
Harrison Wilder Wilkinson Bennett7:54 AM

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Carter Anderson
Carter Anderson8:36 AM

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Harrison Paul Cate (Electronics/Pneumatics)
Harrison Paul Cate (Electronics/Pneumatics)10:08 AM

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Henry Hays
Henry Hays1:02 PM

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Zephyr Kochenash1:05 PM

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Melony Bourgeois1:11 PM

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Aidan James Thayer2:21 PM

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Ian Cosman5:20 PM

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Ethan Glasby6:11 PM

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Maya Shaw10:07 PM

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2019-11-08
Garrett Swanson
Garrett Swanson11:24 AM

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2019-11-12
Henry Tuohy
Henry Tuohy9:04 AM

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2019-11-13
Freeman Tuohy
Freeman Tuohy12:37 PM

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2019-11-14
David Scheiderman
David Scheiderman9:32 PM

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2019-11-17
Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason11:22 AM

It’s like a Turtle! I wonder if you can program it in Logo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logo(programminglanguage)

2019-11-20
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Henry First
Henry First3:41 PM

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2019-11-29
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton2:24 PM

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dLK5HxKUYfExxWKb9 from Los Angeles auto show..

2019-12-05
Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:41 PM

machine characterization of GOAT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n319xVomJTQ

2019-12-11
James Sovick
James Sovick7:59 PM

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2019-12-12
2019-12-13
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:32 AM

Just in case anyone is available & willing, a Microsoft colleague sent out the following plea for help judging FLL in Auburn this weekend...


Hi all,

This weekend, a number FIRST LEGO League competitions are happening across Washington. Teams of kids ages 9-14 have spent time since the beginning of the school year building and programming a robot made out of LEGOs to perform missions on a game board, and have been working on an innovation project where they identify a problem and develop an innovative solution. This season’s challenge is called CITY SHAPER, and is part of the FIRST RISE theme (“powered by Star Wars”).

Teams compete in a combination of four disciplines, of which three are judged – Innovation Project, Robot Design, and Core Values (the fourth is performance in the robot game). We need adults to serve as judges. I will be volunteering as Judge Advisor this weekend in Auburn, meaning that I will be managing the judging panel, and our Saturday event still needs more judges of all kinds. It currently looks as if I’ll need to run with a skeleton crew!

Thank you!
Leif

To register as volunteer:
Register an account on http://firstinspires.org
Go to the dashboard, “Volunteer Registration” tab
Click “Event Volunteering”
Program = FLL, State = Washington
Find “FIRST LEGO League FLL South King Auburn Qualifier” and “Volunteer”
Select one or more of Core Values Judge, Robot Design Judge, and/or Project Judge

Other:
Once you passed background screening and are assigned, you will get access to an online training & certification.
Also, I will be doing an in-person training for the judges on site on the morning of the event, 7:45am sharp.
Our state’s organization posted an overview with directions for all venues: http://firstwa.org/Volunteers
Volunteer hours are eligible for company matching on aka.ms/give; click “Match Time” and search for “FIRST Washington” as the cause.