Winnovation FIRST Robotics Team 1625 hosted the annual Pancake Breakfast and Flapjack Challenge. On Saturday Dec. 3, robotics teams from Hononegah, Oswego, Batavia, and DeKalb met at Winnebago High School to compete in the Flapjack Challenge, a minibot competition. Thanks to the wonderful support from those who attended and to the local businesses that donated, Winnovation raised lots of money for their upcoming season.
Dekalb, Batavia, and Oswego each built one bot for competition, Hononegah built three, and Winnebago built two. Each Bot competed in nine Qualification Matches, after lunch the top teams selected there alliance member. In the Elimination Matches teams needed to win two out of three matches to advance. In the Finals Matches, two Hononegah teams faced the third Hononegah team and a Winnebago team. After three matches and a rubber match, the Hononegah teams were declared Champs.
There will be a support added to the hanging bar centered in the field
The bar will be 1.125" Outer Diameter NOT 1"
Winnovation FIRST Robotics Team 1625 kicks off the 2016 season with the annual Pancake Breakfast and Flapjack Challenge. The breakfast is on Dec. 3, 2016 at the Winnebago High School cafeteria. The pancake breakfast is from eight o’clock a.m. to four o’clock p.m., and the flapjack challenge is from is from ten o’clock a.m. to four o’clock p.m. The event includes pancakes, the flapjack challenge, which is the mini-bot competition, a bake sale, and a basket raffle; click here for a preview of the baskets that will be available. The basket raffle winners are drawn at noon and do not need be present to win. Tickets are three dollars for children 5 to 12 years of age and five dollars for adults.
The team prepares two minibots to compete with teams from Hononegah, DeKalb, Batavia, Oswego, and Aurora in a game developed by Winnovation's senior members. This year’s challenge, “Sprocket League” requires robots to manipulate soccer balls into a goal.Veteran members lead teams to build minibots, which provides a venue to train new members how to machine, weld, and program a robot.
* The soccer ball used in professional leagues and in the FIFA World Cup is called “size 5”. The following are the specifications of an official size 5 soccer ball:
Q: Would the robot mechanism just be the 18" x 18" body measured at the beginning of the game? Or would it also include extensions, and if so all extensions or just certain ones?
A: Any thing that is designed to manipulate the game piece I.E. a roller on top of the ball would be legal. A net put around the ball is illegal, so is a plow that the ball would go 3" in.
Q: We are requesting a clarification for the following rule: “The game piece may not enter more than 3 inches inside the robot mechanisms.” Originally the rule read “robot perimeter” (which we thought we understood) but the new rule leaves some room for interpretation.
A: The objective of that rule is to prevent one robot from completely controlling the ball IE a net around the ball. Attached is a VERY rough image that i hope will clear any confusion
Q: Can a Human Player use the ball as a defensive element?
A: No, the ball may not be used to interfere with opponents IE rolling the ball to hit an opposing robot or using the ball to knock another ball from opposing robots. Any intentional use of the ball for this reason will be counted as a “intentional harm to robot” or “intentional harm to game piece” foul