Some notable 2017 achievements are:
- For the 5th consecutive year, the team hosted an FLL Scrimmage and a Regional Qualifying Tournament
- We again co-hosted an FRC event - Westtown
- Innovation in Control Award - Westtown
- We received the District Engineering Inspiration Awards for the first time - Seneca
- Innovation in Control Award - FIRST Mid-Atlantic Championship
- Meghana becomes the team's first Deans' List Finalist - FIRST Mid-Atlantic Championship
- Qualified for FRC Championship for 7th consecutive year
- Archimedes Sub-Division Winner - FRC Championship in St. Louis, which means we made it to EINSTEIN!!!.
Just look at the scoring of this game. A lot of big-ticket ways to score: Rope Climbing (50 pts); Starting a Rotor (40 pts in teleop, 60 in autonomous); plus (1) ranking point in qualification matches or 100 pts in eliminations for four rotors turning!
Then there's the fuel scoring. Almost a joke in comparison. 1 point (kPa) for each ball scored in the high-efficiency goal in autonomous, dropping to 1/3rd point (kPa) in teleop. 1/3rd of the above for scoring in the low-efficiency goal. Scoring 40 points (kPa) earns a ranking point in qualifications or a 20 pt bonus in elimination, but this seems quite asymmetric vis-à-vis rotor scoring considering the difficulty. Is fuel scoring for suckers?
But wait. All of the above scoring is both highly quantized and intrinsically capped. Most alliances will get the autonomous mobility points (15) and will score (1) rotor in autonomous. In the match, either three (easy) or four (hard) rotors will end up spinning. If all three robots don't climb, you've got a tough time winning. So scores of 305 (3-rotors; one in auton) and 345 (445 in elims - 4 rotors; one in auton) are going to be pretty common. The only ways to break this impasse are scoring (2) rotors in autonomous (+20 points) and/or with fuel. And (like two hikers being chased by a bear), you don't need a huge fuel score, just more than the opposition's.
- Rope Climber
- Fish gotta' swim, robots gotta' climb. At least they do for SteamWorks!
- Kick-off - 7-January-2017
- At Hatboro-Horsham High School
- Westtown - 10-12 March-2017
- Seneca - 24-26 March-2017
- FIRST Mid-Atlantic Championship - 6-8 April-2017
- FRC Championship - 26-29 April-2017
- D-Town Dustoff - 3-December-2016
- Downingtown FLL RQT - 10-December-2016
- ISPE Delaware Valley Symposium - 16-February-2016
- Team Sab-BOT-age participated in the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Delaware Valley Chapter's annual symposium at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, discussing FIRST's programs.
Team Sab-BOT-age is what it is only due to the efforts of the people involved. DEWBOT XII's success will be in the hands of the students, mentors and parents engaged. The team's very existence is possible only through the gracious generosity of our sponsors.
See our other robots in the Robot Archives.