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Jeanne Boyarsky
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I mentor the programmers on a local robotics team. We had the NYC regional competition ending today and won! So excited. The robot didn't do well yesterday. The kids fixed the problems yesterday evening and fielded a great robot today.

If you live in a city with a regional or district event, I recommend you check it out in person. It's a great atmosphere and is great to see.

Our robot. (Match videos aren't up yet)
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Way to go, Jeanne and team! Congrats.

(P.S. YouTube video not working for me.)

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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And an animation of the game itself:
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Bear Bibeault wrote:(P.S. YouTube video not working for me.)

Unembedded the link. It works now.
Pat Farrell
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Congrats!

A good buddy of mine mentors a team out of Charlotte NC. They went to their first regional last weekend, and had a few problems with updates to software that were NOT fully tested, and changes to features that were not communicated to the users (aka drivers). Obviously, a real world learning experience for software engineers.
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Great, congratulations!

I'm sure it's a lot of fun to work with a team of people on those robots.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Video is up. Here's a good match to watch. That page links to finals as well. I found the semis to be more dramatic because we were up against the top ranked alliance. The team I mentor fielded #694 - the white box looking one.

Note with 30 seconds left we got all 4 in quickly.
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:We had the NYC regional competition ending today and won! So excited.

excited. it was not expected ?

even I do lot excited but people says doing so much ;)
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Congrats!

But you guys must be crazy - haven't you seen the "Terminator" movies???


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That is super cool.


Do we get to see "making of" videos?

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Super dope. How old are the kids?
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paul wheaton wrote:Do we get to see "making of" videos?

The team didn't take those this year. There are a couple of videos while testing desiree (the robot) though

Shannon Graham wrote:Super dope. How old are the kids?

High school - so 14-18 years old.
 
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