Teams you ALWAYS see at competitions

  1. 8 months ago

    Dokkaebi

    2 Dec 2017 Deal with it I like chocolate

    I think it would be fun to make a list of all of the common stereotypical teams you always see at competitions.
    This list is not meant to harass teams that could unfortunately fall in some the worst stereotype.

    1. The school with 4-6 teams, and only 1 of them is in the top 6
    2. The school with 3-5 teams that occupy all but 1st place
    3. The 2 middle school teams with the decent robot, and the one that the coaches are trying to make work 5 minutes before the match
    4. The private team with like 3 people that is in 1st or 2nd place (They also sit around and do nothing in between matches)
    5. The private team with like 3 people that has a half working robot, but somehow gets to reigonals
    6. The really good team with 8 people that is really annoying to compete against
    7. The new team that has a robot which can only do one thing, but gets 3rd seed
    8. The team that did not expect to get alliance captain, who looks at the list of teams, and chooses the 2nd robot from #3

    And lastly but not leastly,
    9. The team of 7-9 6th graders, who totally had nothing to do with building the robot, and gets 1st seed EVERY FREAKING TIME, but you are thankful that they are in the separate MS competition

    Feel free to make up your own

  2. Silicon

    2 Dec 2017 Glen Allen, Virginia Ex 8086a

    Can confirm 4 and 5.

  3. Easton

    2 Dec 2017 GA, USA 1958A

    The teams with 2 or 3 robots, one does good in quals the other throws them, then one of the robots which is 1 or 2 seed picks the other robot from it's team which are ranked like 20th

  4. Dokkaebi

    2 Dec 2017 Deal with it I like chocolate

    @Easton The teams with 2 or 3 robots, one does good in quals the other throws them, then one of the robots which is 1 or 2 seed picks the other robot from it's team which are ranked like 20th

    Too relatable in FTC.

  5. Jawdin_1233f

    2 Dec 2017 Northern Indiana 1233F

    That one team that does good EVERY year, no matter who is on the actual team it and goes to worlds every year.

  6. Download Complete

    2 Dec 2017 Greater London, UK 7975F

    That one team that gets carried every time and wins every competition without doing anything.

  7. Mystellianne

    2 Dec 2017 Miami, Florida 4411S
    Edited 8 months ago by Mystellianne

    That one team who has a completely steel robot and when questioned on it, tells you year after year that it's better than aluminum because of structural stability.

    Also that one team that always runs the most extremely-torque oriented gear ratios because they think it's absolutely necessary (one team this year has a 243:1 mogo lift for 4lbs...).

  8. Dokkaebi

    2 Dec 2017 Deal with it I like chocolate

    Also the team that copied ALBA's robot, but clearly did not look at the CAD, and is using the clawbot claw.

  9. Easton

    2 Dec 2017 GA, USA 1958A

    @Mira Also the team that copied ALBA's robot, but clearly did not look at the CAD, and is using the clawbot claw.

    Dang... 100% accurate
    Also @Mystellianne do you happen to have a picture of that 243:1 lift on that robot? That's something I'd like to see. If they're using more than one motor for that though they probably should Seriously rethink

  10. ZachDaChampion

    2 Dec 2017 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 77788J

    @Easton Dang... 100% accurate
    Also @Mystellianne do you happen to have a picture of that 243:1 lift on that robot? That's something I'd like to see. If they're using more than one motor for that though they probably should Seriously rethink

    Are you kidding!? With only one motor it needs to be AT LEAST 462:1! /s

  11. Mystellianne

    3 Dec 2017 Miami, Florida 4411S

    @Easton Dang... 100% accurate
    Also @Mystellianne do you happen to have a picture of that 243:1 lift on that robot? That's something I'd like to see. If they're using more than one motor for that though they probably should Seriously rethink

    I don't unfortunately, but I can tell you that their robot is entirely steel, they shaved out their gears so that they could run it within some piece in the drivetrain (and all those trimmed pieces are in direct contact with the walls of the drivetrain *cough*friction*cough*), its two motors, and all of their mechanisms bar their wheels use worm gears.

    Also, their mogo lift isn't just the 243:1 four bar, there's an additional 243:1 set of hinges that open and close under the mogo to pick it up / drop it...

  12. ZachDaChampion

    3 Dec 2017 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 77788J

    @Mystellianne I don't unfortunately, but I can tell you that their robot is entirely steel, they shaved out their gears so that they could run it within some piece in the drivetrain (and all those trimmed pieces are in direct contact with the walls of the drivetrain *cough*friction*cough*), its two motors, and all of their mechanisms bar their wheels use worm gears.

    Also, their mogo lift isn't just the 243:1 four bar, there's an additional 243:1 set of hinges that open and close under the mogo to pick it up / drop it...

    One of my school's teams had a 4-motor worm mogo lifter. When they lowered it it would slightly raise the whole bot (and then slide out of the rail and break).

  13. Easton

    3 Dec 2017 GA, USA 1958A

    @Mystellianne I don't unfortunately, but I can tell you that their robot is entirely steel, they shaved out their gears so that they could run it within some piece in the drivetrain (and all those trimmed pieces are in direct contact with the walls of the drivetrain *cough*friction*cough*), its two motors, and all of their mechanisms bar their wheels use worm gears.

    Also, their mogo lift isn't just the 243:1 four bar, there's an additional 243:1 set of hinges that open and close under the mogo to pick it up / drop it...

    Maybe you should've gave them a few tips, I know I would hurt inside if I saw that

  14. Mystellianne

    3 Dec 2017 Miami, Florida 4411S

    @Easton Maybe you should've gave them a few tips, I know I would hurt inside if I saw that

    I did, but their robot is built by one of the dads, and he defended his gearing choices as if they were holy to him. I did all I could lol

  15. Easton

    3 Dec 2017 GA, USA 1958A

    @Mystellianne I did, but their robot is built by one of the dads, and he defended his gearing choices as if they were holy to him. I did all I could lol

    Oh that's even worse if an adult did it. Oh well.

  16. Dokkaebi

    3 Dec 2017 Deal with it I like chocolate

    smh even this gearbox will burn out a motor every time during a match

  17. evangs1

    3 Dec 2017 New Palestine IN 99904A

    The ms team with one of the best bots at state and you see their coach fixing it in the practice fields.

  18. BBBcube3.14

    3 Dec 2017 Middle of Nowhere 8410C

    Our state has 9 and 2

  19. marsgate17

    4 Dec 2017 Syracuse, IN 574C

    @evangs1 The ms team with one of the best bots at state and you see their coach fixing it in the practice fields.

    Not this year tho. Indiana is splitting middle school and highschool state into 2 separate events.

  20. Edited 8 months ago by Gameoa

    The rich private school whose teams cover the all 1-6 seeds in the competition and get all their teams to sate in their first 6 competitions

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