What was the funniest thing that happened to you or your team?

  1. 6 days ago

    mel j.

    Feb 13 Mountain View, CA 2075A

    I think mine was when we were in quarterfinals. We were getting ready to start, and the referee was saying the teams on the alliances. "And on the red alliance, we have team 2075A and team *pauses to look closely at our alliances license plate* team 20751A. Wow, this is not going to be easy." They proceed to do their best but still ends up mixing up the team numbers for our alliance. That ref was amazing, but it still was funny every time it got mixed up

  2. Easton

    Feb 13 Loganville, GA, USA 1958 A

    Well at our last competition we were setting up our auton for our next match and this team came up to us with their robot. It was qualifications, We were red, and they had red plates on and said they were red. So I told them our strategy and what I wanted them to do. Then they looked at their match schedule again and apparently they were actually blue. So they knew what we were going to do now. But it didn't matter, we won by a large margin anyways but it was still funny

  3. 5 days ago

    paleach

    Feb 14 Worcester Mass 2442c

    Clawbots...

    https://drive.google.com/a/bancroftschool.org/file/d/1kBQ4Lx3ABANhq0JeUwdfqyFrnyMmqY7m/view?usp=drivesdk

    I honestly thought he was going to drive inside our robot.

  4. AirplaneManiac

    Feb 14 Lake Stevens 8931F

    the link doesn't work.

  5. @AirplaneManiac the link doesn't work.

    Yes it does.

  6. AirplaneManiac

    Feb 14 Lake Stevens 8931F

    It didn't when I first posted. He had to share the video to everyone.

  7. lissa

    Feb 14 New Jersey

    But it's working now... :-)

  8. 4 days ago
    Edited 4 days ago by Peribothron

    TL:DR We won the match 2-0.

    So for our first qualification match at our second tournament, we were matched with a team that had a simple 4 bar lift and a custom claw they had made against a team that had a small elevator lift and a no show.

    Although our robot with a dr4b looked impressive next to these robots, we were competing with an untested chainbar and roller intake, along with an untested mobile goal manipulator that we had to sacrifice in order to fit the size constraints.

    During the autonomous period, none of the robots moved, and the first 15 seconds of the driver control were wild. The one robot on the opposing alliance immediately reversed over their 10 pt bar and got stuck within seconds of driver control starting and our alliance member managed to score their preload cone. However, due to a miscommunication between our driver(for the drivetrain and mg) and me (our driver for lift and intake), we started the match headed towards a mobile goal on our side even though we had agreed that our strategy would be to go for the stationary goal (something many robots at the tournament couldn't do). When me made the turn for the stationary goal, the chainbar which we didn't realize was still resting as far backwards in the robot as possible caused our center of mass to be way to far back and too high when I raised the lift for the stationary goal. Ultimately, we tipped over backwards within 15 seconds of driver control and didn't land within the parking tile to at least earn those points.

    For the remaining 1:30 of the match, the opposing robot remains stuck on the 10 pt bar, and our alliance member was unable to pick up any more cones.

    We won the match 2-0.

    Also, at the same tournament, because the team that was the first seed was an OSIZR style robot that had somehow managed to go undefeated in a tournament with the best teams in WI present, when they were selecting their alliance, many of the stronger teams turned down their offers and they were finally accepted by an ok external stacker without a mobile goal intake. For their second pick, they looked all the way down to our 27th ranked team because we were the only team left with the ability for the stationary. Somehow, we made our way through to the finals, despite only contributing to one of our 3 wins in qualifications. Although we were annihilated in the finals, we managed to qualify for the state championship as tournament finalists with our robot that stacked probably less than 20 cones in the whole tournament.

  9. Scorpion

    Feb 15 Somewhere, AL

    Our first competition this season, I had maybe an hour of practice, so at tournament the first thing I did was score a cone on the other teams goal by accident. I looked up and the other kid was so confused. Like, thanks?

    It was not the best day, but 27th beats last soooo.. hey improvement is improvement no matter how small right ?

  10. ranOOm

    Feb 15 Ontario, Canada 2381C

    We seeded higher at a competition when we were mogo only (twice - 4th ad 21st), than at a competition where we could stack (51-59)? like...? the other robots didn't get much better? We ?

    idk

  11. @ranOOm We seeded higher at a competition when we were mogo only (twice - 4th ad 21st), than at a competition where we could stack (51-59)? like...? the other robots didn't get much better? We ?

    idk

    Same bro

  12. Gold Rush

    Feb 15 Chicago 99371C

    Our auton skills last year failed but then it somehow ended up doing better than if it didn't fail.

  13. Royal_xD

    Feb 15 Washington State 3249Z -- The Mechanics of Oz

    @Easton Well at our last competition we were setting up our auton for our next match and this team came up to us with their robot. It was qualifications, We were red, and they had red plates on and said they were red. So I told them our strategy and what I wanted them to do. But it didn't matter, we won by a large margin anyways but it was still funny

    SAME!!! Literally the same thing happened to me. I apologized profusely because I thought they were gonna say that we lied to them to get their plans xD

  14. zackattack108

    Feb 15 Was 4184E

    There was one match during toss up year that I was the only robot to show up. My alliance partner and the two robots on the opposing team didn't show up because apparently they were playing video games in the pit. Anyway it was an excellent match for SP points and I had the highest SP points at that competition.

  15. 3 days ago

    Neil_6121C

    Feb 16 Pennsylvania 6121C

    In nbn our opposing alliance never showed up for a match so it was a 2 v 0

  16. 1-9. And whenever 1533m tanks it's always a sight to see.

  17. 2 days ago

    BBBcube3.14

    Feb 16 Middle of Nowhere 8410C

    @Neil_6121C In nbn our opposing alliance never showed up for a match so it was a 2 v 0

    Well then you have your partner shoot in a couple for SPs

  18. Aponthis

    Feb 16 Gilbert, Arizona 127X

    @BBBcube3.14 Well then you have your partner shoot in a couple for SPs

    Actually, when you have no opponents show up, your own score is your SPs. So just score away!

 

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