FTC 7314 - 2013-2014

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We are a rookie team with six highly motivated students. All eighth graders. What can we possibly accomplish against High School teams? Just wait and see.

The 2013-2014 game is Block Party. Watch game animation.


Block Party! scoring model - Siri Maley

Build Season

imho, Block Party! is an enormously rich game of strategy. Less certain about casual spectator appeal, but it's a heck of a game for players. Look up the rules. Watch game animation.

September build meetings
October build meetings
November build meetings
December build meetings
January build meetings

Official Events

FTC Kickoff - 7-September-2013
The deepest, darkest secrets of the 2013-2014 FIRST Tech Challenge game will be revealed to all true believers (and anyone else present as well). Will 18 x 18 x 18" robots need to pick up Medicine Balls? Will we need to isolate the controller from diesel fuel? If ya don't go, ya won't know! (unless, of course, you actually read the rules)
Hosted by the CCIU TCHS!
Duel on the Delaware - 19-October-2013
The team's first scrimmage. Both FRC 1640 and FTC 7314 participated. No, we weren't really ready for this, but it was a great experience.
Ramp Riot - 2-November-2013
A somewhat more formal scrimmage and we were far better prepared. Both FRC 1640 and FTC 7314 participated in this classic event hosted by team 341 Miss Daisy at Wissahickon High School, Ambler PA! FTC 7314 ended up 5th seed (out of 12).
Southeast Pennsylvania FTC Regional Qualifying Tournament - 16-November-2013
Our first qualifier. Hosted by the Oxford Area High school.
PA Rookies Qualifying Tournament - 11-January-2014
Hosted by Owen J Roberts High School. Team Sab-BOT-age performed extraorinarily well, finishing as event finalists after losing in the rubber match. So close to winning (and qualifying for PA Championship)!
The team did very well during qualification matches, winning 5 of its 6 matches to place as 4th seed overall (of 21 teams participating). We were invited by 1st seed 7056 to join the 1st alliance, and accepted. This was a great performance by the team, which has worked hard since Oxford to improve its mediocre performace and succeeded in turning the robot into a powerful scorer.
South Central Pennsylvania FTC Regional Qualifying Tournament - 25-January-2014
FTC 7314's third qualifying event. Hosted by Penn State York.

Other Events

Mindstorm Monsters hits it big!
DAR FLL Scrimmage
DAR hosted an FLL Scrimmage on 23-November-2013 at the CCIU TCHS. 18 area teams participated.
Downingtown Area Robotics-TCHS-Penn FLL Qualifier - 7-December-2013
Downingtown's second annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Event will be held on 7 December, 2013 at the CCIU TCHS Brandywine Campus in Downingtown, PA. This competition was hosted by Downingtown Area Robotics to allow area FLL teams to compete and qualify for the Penn FLL Championship in this year's game, NATURE'S FURYSM.