E-Mail Mar 3, 2017
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Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors (Please distribute this email to your team members, parents, and mentors):
The 2016-17 Florida FTC season has officially concluded with Florida Championship that was held at Western High School on February 25, 2017. The information in this Florida FTC newsletter is about the results of the Florida Championship.
1. Rockwell Collins Grant End of Season Summary Letter (Repeat)
2. Florida Championship Videos
3. Florida Championship Award Winners
4. Florida Teams Advancing to the South Super-Regional
2. Florida Championship Videos – A special thank you goes out to Barry Bohnsack and Andrew Rudolph for the outstanding videos that where first shown at the Florida FTC championship. The three videos have been uploaded to YouTube and can be viewed as follows:
The Dean’s List Award Finalists
11 Florida FIRST Alumni who were Dean’s List Finalists in previous years volunteered to judge the Dean’s List. This is the video we played to announce the FIRST Tech Challenge Florida Championship 2017 Dean’s List Finalists, complete with videos of them and their robots during the season. It ends with a call to action for all seniors to join the Florida FIRST Alumni.
FIRST Tech Challenge Florida Championship: Makin' it LOUD since 2007 - #MakeItLOUD
This is the video we showed between the alliance selection and the 1st eliminations match to get the crowd loud. It highlights the vision of FIRST, the Florida FIRST Alumni, the teams competing at the FIRST Tech Challenge Florida Championship, and the history of the best teams to ever compete from Florida. The montage also compares the excitement of working at places like NASA, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceX to the excitement students feel during FIRST competitions. Every second is worth watching.
The RoboShow is the pre-show which is shown before the Opening Ceremonies, pre-filmed at the Kennedy Space Center. It is similar to ESPN GameDay, and shows video of each team, what award they won at their League Championships, and what unique qualities they have which helped them win those awards. Warning: 35 minutes long, which includes the Velocity Vortex Game Animation.
3. Florida Championship Award Winners -- The eleventh Florida FTC season has come to an end with an exciting celebration at the Florida Championship that was held at Western High School on February 25, 2017. The combination of great teams, outstanding volunteers, and a fantastic venue made this a fitting end to a very exciting Florida 2016-17 season. I would like to thank all of the volunteers, coaches, mentors, and teams members across Florida that made this a very special tenth season.
The 29 teams that attended the Florida Championship made it a very competitive event. The non-penalty high score of the day was 265 points accomplished by the team of 4717 Mechromancers and 7203 KNO3. There were a large number of outstanding robots as demonstrated by the fact that 82% of the scores were higher than 100 points and 18% of the scores were higher than 200 points. We also had a match end in a 150 point tie and three blue particles get stuck in the center vortex during one match.
Photos taken by Terri Willingham can be found at the following location: //www.flickr.com/gp/127826086@N07/s8UFL9">https://www.flickr.com/gp/127826086@N07/s8UFL9>
- · Danielle Bejar from team 10030 Crown Joules
- · Nikhil Chittaluru from team 7477 Super 7
- · Jarrod Sanders from team 10497 SwampBots
- · Rhiannon Zahrt from team 5937 Renaissance Robotics
The final awards presentation of the Florida Championship was identifying the thirteen (13) teams from Florida that will be progressing to the South Super-Regional in Athens, GA. . The following are the eleven teams that received bids and the three alternates should additional slots become available:
|Team Number||Team Name|
|2845||Team Duct Tape|