Wilsonville Details

Wilsonville details and permission form

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Hi Team,

Below are details for the Wilsonville competition this Friday and Saturday.  We love having a loud cheering section, so feel free to come and join us during qualification matches and (hopefully–fingers crossed) final rounds. Those times are noted below.  It’s worth noting, too, that the schedule does not include the extra three minutes between rounds that FIRST has allotted for the audience to select the obstacles.  That means the end times could be quite a ways off.

I’ve also attached this and the permission form for the event.  I’ll hand out printed copies Tuesday, as well.

Robotics Competition Permission Form – Wilsonville

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Go Panda!




7:45 am Bus departs from Riverdale High School
8:15am Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:15am – 10:00 am Registration and robot inspection. Practice Rounds
10:30 am Opening Ceremonies
10:45 am – 1:00 pm Qualification Matches
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 6:15 pm Qualification Matches
8:00 pm Pits and Machine Shop Close – head back to RHS on bus

Saturday, March 12



7:30 am Bus departs from Riverdale High School
8:00 am Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30am – 9:00 am Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am – 10:30 am Qualification Matches
10:30 am – 11:00 am Alliance Selections
11:00 am – 11:30 am Lunch
11:30 am – 2:00 pm Final Rounds

We will only be involved with the final rounds if we are selected for an alliance. If not (or if we are knocked out in early rounds) we will probably pack up and head for home early.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Awards Ceremony
4:00 pm Pits Close – head home

Kickoff Summary

Thanks to all who joined us for kickoff. It was a great, if tiring day, and we have some exciting challenges ahead of us.

At the meeting today, we agreed to meet as a team on Monday during lunch to refresh ideas and review the video/game/rules.

If you couldn’t make it, you can see the release video here:  https://youtu.be/VqOKzoHJDjA

We talked about the following ideas:

Drive train: tank tread with spring-loaded suspension, large wheels to overcome rough terrain, rotating wheel pairs to manage rough terrain.

Boulders: throw via catapult, or throw by spinning wheels.

Low bar: If we can keep our robot shorter than sixteen inches, then we can get under the low bar. Manage that and get the ball to the goals, we have a pretty functional game.
Other obstacles: We still have not figured how to manage the other obstacles

You can find the manuals and the unlock code on our web site at http://team2915.com

Take some time to look for info from Robot in 3 days
Also, here’s a video showing a shooter: here

We have a lot to do from selecting a design and prototyping to getting some thank yous taken care, of, buttons and shirts made, and more.  I look forward to a great season with you all.

See you Monday.