The Kiwibots will be holding their national competition on the 28th of Feb and 1st of March in Auckland New Zealand. We will be live streaming both divisions and attempting a VEX World first of live scoring the event so you will have an up to the second accurate score displayed on the streams with score rate graphs. Join us on line for what should be a fantastic show with a match scheduled on one division or the other to start every 2.25 mins!
That’s the idea. We feel it will make matches more exciting to watch- especially for people who aren’t involved with VEX and don’t understand what’s happening on field.
This is something that we have decided to do completely independently to RECF. (I know since I was the one who suggested it) The app which runs it had been custom written here in New Zealand. I do not think it is something you’ll see at Worlds this year, but who knows, they may like it and decide to integrate it. Also to note we will not be using the Live Score as the final score. We have dedicated scorers recalculate at the end of the match.
It seems unlikely. This takes extra volunteers and it is easy to justify signing up extra volunteers when they travel a reasonable amount but I doubt Worlds would want to have 4 extra volunteers per division to do a task of less importance. It always seems like at worlds they have a spot for every volunteer they can get their hands on.
Maybe if they fixed the “reward” for volunteering so it actually works. Last year my team had 1 person volunteer all Saturday and we were unable to get the bypass inspection line pass until it was absolutely useless. If this was actually useful more teams might have had nonessential members volunteer.
After another long day were finally all ready for matches to begin tomorrow.
Matches begin at 1045 NZ time and we will be streamed on kiwibots.co.nz/stream. This is 1645 EST and 1345 PST.
The divisions were drawn this afternoon and the match schedule wad generated not long after that. The RobotEvents page can be found here. We are having issues with divisions on RobotEvents at the moment, we are working to get it fixed by the time matches start. However, it is working fully on VEX VIA.
You will notice we had a few skills runs this afternoon as well. Congratulations to 2915a (Lynfield College)for a score of 62 in Robot skills and 7682 (Wingus & Dingus) who scored 48 in Programming skills. These are currently the 2 highest scores in the world in their respective challenges. We’re looking forward to posting more strong results as the weekend rolls on.