FTC 7314 Engineering Notebook 2014-09-06

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Competition Season Meeting

Meeting Date Meeting Time Location Attendees
Saturday,September 6, 2014 10:30am-5pm TCHS Brandywine Trevor, Brad, CJ, Morgan, Nick, Amal, Eric, Josh, Justin, Braden, Laura.

Tasks Reflections
Attend the Game Reveal
  • we saw that the game this year has a lot of chances to score. we also saw that it will be a challenge to do what we need done in order to complete the tasks this year
  • Josh thought the game was very interesting and had a lot of interesting scoring mechanisms. The game also used several elements that he really did not understand.
  • the robot had to throw or drop balls into tubes to score points. It also had to push the tubes into marked zones. I have never done this before and i think it's cool.
  • The Team got awesome new shirts and learned about the game, which Brad thinks looks very interesting and he thinks it looks like it will be very fun
Eat Pizza
  • we ate cookies and everybody enjoyed the cookies. some of us ate pizza while others brought a lunch.
Meet other Teams
  • The team got to talk to a bunch of different people from different teams, and some of the team talked with the girls from the Firebird team about some ideas and some of the other robotics teams
  • we got to meet the other teams and see how hard or easy our competition is. we also got to become friendly with other teams
  • we got to meet and hang out with the other competing teams in the competition. Josh knew some of the people from the other team. there were about 10 teams in the cafeteria at once.
Learn the Rules
  • we spent an hour reading the rules and started to get sleepy. we all listened and learned all the rules.
  • we watched a video about the rules and one of the refs explained them.
Brainstorm / Prioritize / Strategize:D
  • we strategized for 2 hours and had came up with a strategy. we learned that game strategy is key this year in order to succeed
  • we thought of strategies for the autonomous period, tele-op and started the end game strategy. we also made several experiments on how many balls would fit in a rolling tube.
  • The team started autonamis strategizing and thats when Eric helped out and wrote done what the team was strategizing. The team decided to score the center goal balls in autonamis and focus on getting the rolling goals and the robot parked or lifted on to the ramp.

brain storm we started our brain storming in the FRC room watch was very hot. When the meeting in our room ended we rushed in and conintuned our brain storm.

Game revile

The game was reviled at 11:00 am and our team emeddly started thinking of ideas and stardiges.


Afther questions were answers we had 3 pizzas it was tasty.

Recorded by: Amal Date: Journal Editor: Date: