DEWBOT VIII Hatsboro-Horsham
With virtually no time for software & hardware testing or driver training before the robot was sealed, we got off to a very rough start at this event. Many of DEWBOT VIII's features were not working properly when the event started. Most of these deficiencies were addressed at the competition; a few still need some work prior to Lenape.
Our qualification match record of 5-4-3 was underwhelming, as was our final ranking of 27 in a field of 38. Still, our performance improved as the qualification matches progressed (and we got troubled systems working properly). Fortunately, while not specifically designed a defensive robot, 341 trusted our drive team and our barrier crossing ability enough to put us in this role. While in theory the Fender Defense and Inbounder Blocking could have been executed simply by virtually any drivetrain (though the Fender is hard on omniwheels), we've demonstrated our reliable strategic sensibilities and consistent cooperative play in prior seasons, making us a safe bet for the powerhouse allies. We proved ourselves in this role, executing (in 341's words) virtually flawlessly. Our semi-reasonable/semi-lucky autonomous in qualifications also caught their attention, though it failed throughout eliminations (mostly mechanical).
- 1 Standings & Statistics
- 2 Crew
- 3 Hatboro-Horsham MAR District Event Photo Gallery
Standings & Statistics
Rank: 27 of 38 (32%)
Qualifying Match Record: 5-4-3 (median 5-6-1)
Elimination Match Record: 6-0 - Champions
Qualifying Score: 13 (avg 15.4, top 31, stdev 4.5)
Total Alliance Hybrid Points: 88 (avg 25.17, top 218, stdev 38.5)
Total Alliance Bridge Points: 30 (avg 33.2, top 100, stdev 21.3)
Total Alliance Teleop Points: 106 (avg 108.4, top 249, stdev 40.4)
Total Alliance Coopertition Points: 0 (avg 3.5, top 8, stdev 2.2)
Also special thanks to our students, especially Molly, Sasha, Andrew, Doug, DJ and Mike for all their hard work with the judges. We may not have won anything yet, but they were definitely interested. We also got a call back while in queue, which is virtually unheard of and indicates we were in the top 2-3 for potential awardees. We'll be better prepared and ready for better luck at Lenape!
Seeding Without Coopertition
By Teleop Points: 14 of 38
By Teleop & Bridge Points: 17 of 38
By Teleop & Hybrid Points: 16 of 38
By Teleop & Hybrid & Bridge Points: 17 of 38
By Hybrid Points: 17 of 38
By Bridge Points: 14 of 38
By Hybrid & Bridge Points: 16 of 38
All Points are Alliance totals. Note that we did not balance on any bridge for the entirely of the competition, though the coach was careful to ensure someone on our alliance did if at all possible while we continued to score or play the Ally.
Elimination Scoring Differentials
Average Scoring Differential against Dunkers (Quarterfinals): 54.5 (20.0 Teleop only)
-- Adjusted sans Breakdown (341 QF1-1) & Red Card (A8 QF1-2): 65.0 (30.0)
Average Scoring Differential against Short Scorer (Semifinals): 55.5 (22.5)
Average Scoring Differential for all Fender Defense (Quarters & Semis): 55.0 (21.3)
-- Adjusted sans Breakdown (341 QF1-1) & Red Card (A8 QF1-2): 58.7 (25.0)
Average Scoring Differential for Inbounder Chicken (Finals): 37.5 (31.0)
-- Pre-Finals Teleop of Finalist Alliance: 15 (+6 from actual Finals)
-- Pre Finals Teleop of Our Championship Alliance: 30.7 (-8.8 from actual Finals)
-- Predicted Teleop Differential without Inbounder Chicken: 15.8
-- Difference between Predicted & Actual Final Teleop Differentials: +15.2
The top Week 1 OPR actually belongs to Team 341, and the 3rd belongs to 1218. Go team!
World OPR: 7.04 (122 of 400, 70%) (avg 5.08, top 32.81, bottom -6.74, stdev 5.67)
-- Regional OPR: 7.04 (13 of 38, 68%) (avg 5.83, top 32.81, bottom -2.24, stdev 6.50)
World Teleop OPR: 3.17 (119 of 400, 71%) (avg 2.22, top 15.91, bottom -5.97, stdev 3.01)
-- Regional Teleop OPR: 7.04 (13 of 38, 68%) (avg 1.13, top 7.61, bottom -3.04, stdev 2.18)
World Hybrid OPR: 2.72 (120 of 400, 70%) (avg 1.77, top 13.57, bottom -3.66, stdev 2.73)
-- Regional Hybrid OPR: 2.72 (14 of 38, 66%) (avg 2.23, top 13.57, bottom -2.74, stdev 3.16)
World Bridge OPR: 0.28 (257 of 400, 36%) (avg 1.51, top 11.66, bottom -5.60, stdev 2.66)
-- Regional Bridge OPR: 0.28 (27 of 38, 32%) (avg 2.90, top 14.20, bottom -0.99, stdev 3.12)
Approximate Qualification Match Score Averages
-- All Week 1 Events: 15.29
-- Hatboro-Horsham: 18.78
-- Our Average: 18.67
Approximate Elimination Averages
-- All Week 1 Events: 35.89
-- Hatboro-Horsham: 45.56
-- Our Average: 73.5
Approximate Quarterfinal Averages
-- All Week 1 Events: 31.87
-- Hatboro-Horsham: 65.00
Approximate Semifinal Averages
-- All Week 1 Events: 39.17
-- Hatboro-Horsham: 66.00
Approximate Final Averages
-- All Week 1 Events: 46.30
-- Hatboro-Horsham: 89.50
- Andrew W
- Our new base driver did an astounding job at his first official competition, with essentially no pre-competition practice. A smart driver and cool under pressure, he'll only get better! He's also an effective communicator outside of the box with both judges and teams. He was also great in the pit, queue and field, taking care of problems before many people even needed to take notice.
- Sasha W
- Our veteran operator did a great job jumping in and taking on the operator controls, despite some last minute changes. Unfortunately due to a rather testy shooter, she didn't have as much to do as we would have liked, but she did a wonderful job working with the flawed system, helping her fellow driver and managing the finicky arena communications. She's also talks wonderfully with judges and teams alike. She was also great with working and communicating with the pit crew, with the same preventive maintenance mentality as her co-driver. Sasha was also our gracious team captain, including alliance selection.
- Yahya M
- Our brand new human player stepped into the role seamlessly, preforming better and more professionally than most of his fellow human players. Strategically smart, careful to coordinate with his allies and ensure they knew the rules and what to do, and good enough to sink that last second Hail Mary shot--what more could a coach ask for? Every coach I met was more than satisfied. He was also quick on the pit, queue and field, getting work done quickly and working seamlessly with Andrew and Siri for on-field setup.
- Molly K
- Our student pit captain definitely had our act together in the pit. It was great to just say what needed to be done and have her sort most of it out. She's also the expert judge-talker and pivot display presenter.
- Doug M
- Fellow pit master, Doug effectively used his build season experience to get us up and running on Thursday and keep us that way the whole competition. He's also another great judge presenter! Doug also helped out in the pit and with the sometimes tedious packing-unpacking-repacking work.
- Patrick C
- Our semi-rookie mechanical student (available for this competition) unsurprisingly did a great job in the pit, taking charge of several upgrades and catching more than one "do'h!" mistake on the part of us veterans. Thanks, Patrick!
- Yash P
- Our super-rookie mechanical student (the only one available for this competition) fit right in with the pit. Helping with maintenance and taking charge of the hopper upgrade, he'll only get more awesome on the crew.
- Mike M
- This year's lead programmer put in a huge effort at the competition (not to mention build season), responding as quickly as possible to the drive team's necessarily less-than-clear requests despite the ultra fast-turnaround of this district event. He and Mike even somehow managed to get a rookie team's autonomous up and running in their non-existent spare time. Way to go!
- DJ R
- Despite the difficulties with auto-aiming, or vision control programmer was full of innovative ideas for vision and more. We made some serious improvements in several areas thanks to him. Despite its setbacks, 341 picked us in part for our autonomous, and we wouldn't have been on that powerhouse alliance without it. Let's keep it up! Plus, He and Mike even somehow managed to get a rookie team's autonomous up and running in their non-existent spare time. Way to go!
- Patrick D
- Our rookie programmer did a good job of staying on top of his autonomous work at his first competition. We know it can be overwhelming and we're sorry we didn't have as much autonomous testing time as we would have liked, but it was definitely a valiant effort that will improve as we go. Despite its setbacks, 341 picked us in part for our autonomous, and we wouldn't have been on that powerhouse alliance without it. Let's keep it up!
- Ian W
- Our scouting lead pro tempore stepped into this hard job on short notice, but preformed admirably nonetheless. There's always room to improve, but we've got the interest and leadership to execute. My (Siri's) experience with 341's scouting and strategy team has proven exactly how essential this is, as shown in our elimination performance. Ian was also around the pit when we needed him to help or talk to judges and teams.
- Jack R
- Our co-main pit scouter eagerly took on this project, a first for our team in several years. Their data is the best we've ever seen! Keep it up, guys! Jack also helped out in the pit and with the sometimes tedious packing-unpacking-repacking work. Jack was also around the pit when we needed him to help or talk to judges and teams.
- Kira K
- Our co-main pit scouter eagerly took on this project, a first for our team in several years. Their data is the best we've ever seen! Kira also balanced both scouting and spirit (as evidenced by everyone's awesome blue hair). Kira was also around the pit when we needed him to help or talk to judges and teams.
- Sarah S
- Our rookie scouters had a hard job the competition, with the quick district turnaround and essentially no mentor help (sorry, scouters! - Siri). Still, we hope Sarah enjoyed her first competition and will be interested in scouting at Lenape given the difference it made in our elimination performance.
- Garrison M
- Though he was mostly unavailable during build season, we were happy to have Garrison drop by and help the team at this event. He's got the spirit down (rocking the blue hair) and is happy to help where needed.
- Kenneth A
- Focused on preparing for our Chairman's presentation.
- Clem McKown - Head Mentor, Pit & Elimination Crew, Photography
- Siri Maley - Drive Coach & Team Strategist, Pit & Elimination Crew Lead
- Scott Featherman - Pit Crew & Electrical Adviser
- Julie Christopher - Pit Crew & Programming Adviser
- Rich Kulik - Pit Crew Mechanical
- Gary Deaver - Pit Crew Mechanical
- Faith McKown - Logistics
- Ben Kellom - Mechanical Mentor
- John Weissman - Photography & Scouting
- Mike Rizzo - Referee & Most Senior FIRSTer at the Competition
- Joe Morganto
- Ruthie Morganto
- David Wall
- Ellen Kellom
- Bill Curran
- Marianna Curran
- Debbie Drago
- Sue Rogers
Hatboro-Horsham MAR District Event Photo Gallery
Andrew & Yahya set up DEWBOT on the field
Andrew & Yahya carry DEWBOT VIII onto the field
Yahya, Andrew & Siri Maley leaving the field after setup
Day 2 - Drive Team - Yahya, Andrew, Sasha & Siri Maley
Clem McKown adjusts lift rail compression
Durng the quarter and semifinal matches, DEWBOT VIII very effectively prevented dunker and short scorer robots from scoring - seen here against 709 (short scorer)
Andrew, Siri Maley & Yahya set up robot for finals match