Whats the latest you have stayed up to be ready for a competition?
Green Machines is an all nighter before the social at Will C Wood HS.
I personally went about 40 hours straight without sleep:eek:.
I must really love this robotics stuff :rolleyes:
I’ve been putting the most complicated piece of code in existance together for the past 2 days with only 3 hours of sleep… and I’m still only halfway done… But hey, the result is **seriously ** worth it!!!
I once ran three days on three hours sleep and six cans of Full Throttle preparing for a competition. To top it off, I managed to go on a date with my girlfriend after the competition without dying of exhaustion. Beat that.
254A pulled an all-nighter going into Pan-Pacific, and slept on the plane.
254F and I pulled all-nighters going into Siatech and San Ramon (the week afterward), and slept during lunch.
Last year, I pulled an all-nighter for a term paper, went to school until lunch, finished our engineering notebook on the plane to Birmingham (my parents insisted on using Southwest), drove an hour to Atlanta, and arrived at 3:00 AM. I woke up three hours later to get the robot ready for FTC worlds.
254 Vex has never gone to sleep earlier than 2:00 AM for any competition, this year or last year. But we’re still trying…
Since our team is ‘fortunate’ enough to compete in 3 different robotic competitions, much of our days and nights tend to blend in together. We have spent many nights up at school til 2 or 3 in the morning, usually programming. Isn’t it great to have a beautiful robot, but it won’t work because of some stupid bug in the programming? :eek:
Right now we are like the Poofs, busily getting ready for Atlanta, and at the same time totally rebuilding our robot for Dallas. I often wonder what it would feel like to be able to home when the sun is still out???
We haven’t had to pull any late nights. The latest I have been up working on our robot has been about 11pm. A group of kids a few classes before mine, who are now in college, have spent several all nighters before a competition. They have also rebuilt their bot in the car on the way to a competition or in a hotel room the night before. Now, we normally have more than enough time to get stuff done.
haha well this is where my teams “youngness” comes in i guess…
last year for botball i stayed up till 10:30 for “safty reasons” since I was the only girl, but the boys stayed up till 1 or 12 or something…
this year for vex we have stayed till 2 i think since our teahcer worries about the whole, your still growing and need sleep thing…
but we dont really have to stay up late since we usually have robotics about every day after school…Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday we’re usually here from 2:30-4:30
Friday we’re here from about 2:30- 5:30 (but we almost always go over 5:30)
Wednesday we’re here from about 12:30- 4:30
Saturday we’re here from about 9-3 (but we always go past 3)
No it was working… its just that once we got there we decided to change our wheels up from the 2.75" to the 4" which required a thorough reworking of our base and then we were a bit out of the size limits so we had to adjust our arm a little bit and other such complications.