ROBOT League Update – December 21

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  We are halfway through the ROBOT league tournaments and six (6) of the teams in our league are currently in amongst the top 24 teams in the state. You can see the latest state ranking by going to the following web page: (http://www.flfirst.org/Florida_First_Tech_Challenge/Florida_State_Team_Rankings.html). However, there are still more than 12 events to be played in the state of Florida that will influence this ranking.  Good luck to all of the teams and just a quick reminder that you can attend tournaments outside of our league but might be charged a fee for attending that tournament.

  •  Next ROBOT League Tournament – The next ROBOT League Tournament is scheduled for January 19, 2013 at Polk State College.  The official FTC tournament registration system is now open and you should have received an email from Michael Coleman on how to register for future events.  Please make sure you register for our remaining two events by going to the following website: (http://www.flfirst.org/Florida_First_Tech_Challenge/Registration_System/event_registration_form.php).  The following is a list of teams that are currently registered for the January 19, 2013 tournament.  If your team plans on attending, please make sure you register as soon as possible before teams from other leagues start signing up for our tournaments.

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Team Number

Team Name

Team’s Home League

Team City

In-League Team?

Registration Time

1 3073 Heavy – D Robotics Organized Builders of Tampa (ROBOT) Tampa In-League 2012-12-05 20:01:06
2 4997 Masquerade Robotics Organized Builders of Tampa (ROBOT) Tampa In-League 2012-12-05 20:03:22
3 5232 HAL9000 Robotics Organized Builders of Tampa (ROBOT) Winter Haven In-League 2012-12-06 08:43:32
4 1369 Minotaur Robotics Organized Builders of Tampa (ROBOT) Tampa In-League 2012-12-06 20:01:22
5 3846 maelstrom Robotics Organized Builders of Tampa (ROBOT) Middleton high School, Tampa In-League 2012-12-07 08:13:27
6 2845 Team Duct Tape Robotics Organized Builders of Tampa (ROBOT) Oldsmar In-League 2012-12-09 14:38:30
7 2425 Hydra Robotics Organized Builders of Tampa (ROBOT) Tampa In-League 2012-12-13 11:34:59
8 4469 Hydra B Robotics Organized Builders of Tampa (ROBOT) Tampa In-League 2012-12-13 11:36:39

 

  • Middleton Tournament Judging Feedback Distributed – The judge feedback from the Middleton tournament on December 8th has been distributed to each of the team contacts.  Please let me know if you did not receive your judge feedback sheet.
  • Mid-Season Video Submission – You should have received an email from Michael Coleman reminding the teams that the mid-season judge video must be submitted through the online video management system by December 31, 2012.  The following is a repeat of the instructions that were included in Michael’s email:

A team created video will be judged and contribute 25% towards each team’s state ranking.  Judges will use the information contained in the video to score teams in the same ten quality areas that are used at Meets and League Championships.  See the Team Guide to League Play for details about video format, content, etc.  TheTeam Guide to League Play can be downloaded from this web page:  www.flfirst.org/Florida_First_Tech_Challenge/League_Play.html

It is highly recommend that teams submit a test video to the online video collection system before the holiday break so that problems can be identified and solved before the submission deadline.  Videos will NOT be accepted after the deadline.

Video Submission Details:

– The video collection system web page is located here: www.flfirst.org/Florida_First_Tech_Challenge/FTC_Video_Collection_System.html

– A team passcode is required to submit the video.  Passcodes were emailed to the main and alternate team contacts listed in the FIRST Team Information Management System (TIMS) on Monday, December 3rd.  This is the same passcode used by teams to register for Meets and League Championships.  The Florida Video Collection System passcode is different from the passwords used to access the FIRST Team Information Management System (TIMS) and the FTC Q&A forum.  The representative chosen by the team to register for events needs to obtain the team passcode from the main or alternate team contact listed in TIMS before submitting the video for judging.  Contact Michael Coleman at michael.coleman@flfirst.org if you need assistance obtaining your team’s passcode.

The video submission deadline is Tuesday, January 1st at 11:59 p.m. EST.  There is a very short (no more than one day) grace period built into the online video collection system.  When the grace period ends, the video collection system automatically closes and it will no longer accept videos.

– Links to all of the team videos will be published on the www.flfirst.org web site immediately following the submission deadline.  The video search page is located here:  www.flfirst.org/Florida_First_Tech_Challenge/Registration_System/video_search_form.php

 

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