• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • Paul Clapham
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Henry Wong
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Tim Holloway
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Piet Souris
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Jesse Duncan
  • Frits Walraven
  • Mikalai Zaikin

won nyc first robotics regional

 
author & internet detective
Posts: 41147
848
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I mentor the programmers on a local robotics team. We had the NYC regional competition ending today and won! So excited. The robot didn't do well yesterday. The kids fixed the problems yesterday evening and fielded a great robot today.

If you live in a city with a regional or district event, I recommend you check it out in person. It's a great atmosphere and is great to see.

Our robot. (Match videos aren't up yet)
Teaser video
 
Sheriff
Posts: 67645
173
Mac Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE jQuery TypeScript Java iOS
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Way to go, Jeanne and team! Congrats.

(P.S. YouTube video not working for me.)
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Posts: 41147
848
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
And an animation of the game itself:
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Posts: 41147
848
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Bear Bibeault wrote:(P.S. YouTube video not working for me.)


Unembedded the link. It works now.
 
Rancher
Posts: 4686
7
Mac OS X VI Editor Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congrats!

A good buddy of mine mentors a team out of Charlotte NC. They went to their first regional last weekend, and had a few problems with updates to software that were NOT fully tested, and changes to features that were not communicated to the users (aka drivers). Obviously, a real world learning experience for software engineers.
 
Java Cowboy
Posts: 16084
88
Android Scala IntelliJ IDE Spring Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Great, congratulations!

I'm sure it's a lot of fun to work with a team of people on those robots.
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Posts: 41147
848
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Video is up. Here's a good match to watch. That page links to finals as well. I found the semis to be more dramatic because we were up against the top ranked alliance. The team I mentor fielded #694 - the white box looking one.

Note with 30 seconds left we got all 4 in quickly.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 5575
Eclipse IDE Windows XP Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:We had the NYC regional competition ending today and won! So excited.


excited. it was not expected ?

even I do lot excited but people says doing so much ;)
 
Bartender
Posts: 2407
36
Scala Python Oracle Postgres Database Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congrats!

But you guys must be crazy - haven't you seen the "Terminator" movies???
 
Bear Bibeault
Sheriff
Posts: 67645
173
Mac Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE jQuery TypeScript Java iOS
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
There is no fate but what we make.
 
Trailboss
Posts: 23453
IntelliJ IDE Firefox Browser Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That is super cool.


Do we get to see "making of" videos?
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Super dope. How old are the kids?
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Posts: 41147
848
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

paul wheaton wrote:Do we get to see "making of" videos?


The team didn't take those this year. There are a couple of videos while testing desiree (the robot) though

Shannon Graham wrote:Super dope. How old are the kids?


High school - so 14-18 years old.
 
pie. tiny ad:
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop
https://coderanch.com/wiki/718759/books/Building-World-Backyard-Paul-Wheaton
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic