Saturday January 29, 2011
The event host is Penn State York.
Information about this event was gathered largely from https://web.archive.org/web/20130122235511/http://www.weatherlyrobotics.org:80/techchallenge.htm, as well as FIRST sources.
Team Registration Information
|Team #||Team Name||Organization||Location|
|61||Ozone||Oxford Area School District||Oxford, PA|
|134||The R.A.T.S.||Berks Career & Technology Center||Leesport, PA|
|712||G.E.A.R.||Phoenixville Area High School||Phoenixville, PA|
|731||Wannabee Strange||ECG Robotics||Greensboro, NC|
|3113||Craftsmen||Network Solutions||Ellicott City, MD|
|3583||Power Hawks||Power Hawks Robotics Club, Inc||Edgewater, MD|
|3796||Talons||Power Hawks Robotics Club, inc.||Edgewater, MD|
|4077||MASH||Friends of 401||West Vincent Twp, PA|
|4149||Terabytes||Bridge Fusion Systems, LLC||Murrysville, PA|
|4154||Ozone 2||Oxford Area School District||Oxford, PA|
|4285||Blitzer Bots||BlitzerBots||Elizabethtown, PA|
|4397||Team Tool||North Montco Technical Career Center||Lansdale, PA|
|4398||Short Circuits||Norristown Area High School||Norristown, PA|
|4407||York Suburban||York Suburban High School||York, PA|
|4433||Minor Miracles||Environmental Simulations, Inc||Robesonia, PA|
|4451||RoboFoxes||Sidwell Friends School||Washington, DC|
|4627||RM Robotics||Richard Montgomery High School||Rockville, MD|
|4675||Universal||Bayard Rustin High School||West Chester, PA|
4433 Minor Miracles - Winner
This judged award celebrates the team that exemplifies the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team spirit and enthusiasm. They show their spirit through costumes and fun outfits, a team cheer or outstanding spirit. This team has also made a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community.
4077 MASH - Winner
This judged award is given to the team that most connected with their local community and the engineering community. A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts, and recognizes that their schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. The team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. In addition, this team has a clear fundraising goal and plan to achieve that goal.
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award
4149 Terabytes - Winner
The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award celebrates a team that not only thinks outside the box, but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This judged award is given to the team that has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to any or all specific field elements or components in the FIRST Tech Challenge game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness, and ‘out of the box’ thinking related to design. This award may address the design of the whole robot, or of a sub-assembly attached to the robot. The creative component must work consistently, but a robot does not have to work all the time during matches to be considered for this award. The team’s Engineering Notebook should be marked with journal entries to show the design of the component(s) and the team’s robot in order to be eligible for this award, and entries should describe succinctly how the team arrived at that solution.
PTC Design Award
3113 Craftsmen - Winner
This judged award recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic. All successful robots have innovative design aspects; however, the PTC Design Award is presented to teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the robot’s appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the team. The winning design should not compromise the practical operation of the robots but complement its purpose. This award is sponsored by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), developers of the CAD tools, Pro/ENGINEER and Mathcad. PTC gives licenses to the FTC student teams for these software products to help them with their designs. Use of these tools is not required to be eligible, however, teams that use them in their design are given extra consideration for this award.
731 Wannabee Strange - Winner
This judged award is given to the team that best reflects the “journey” the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The Engineering Notebook is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving team. The team’s Engineering Notebook should focus on the design and build stage of the team’s robot. Journal entries of interest to judges for this award will include those describing the steps, brainstorms, designs, re-designs, successes, and those ‘interesting moments’ when things weren’t going as planned. A team will not be a candidate for this award if they have not completed the section of the Engineering Notebook describing the team’s experience.
3796 Talons - Winner
This formally judged award is given to the team that truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The team that receives this award is chosen by the judges as having best represented a ‘role model’ FIRST Tech Challenge Team. This team is a top contender for all other judging categories and is a strong competitor on the field. The Inspire Award Winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism™ both on and off the playing field. This team understands how to communicate their experiences and knowledge to other teams, sponsors, and the judges.
The teams in the table below advanced to the Pennsylvania FTC Championship at the time of this event.
The final list of teams advancing from this Qualifier is available on the Pennsylvania FTC Championship webpage. That final advancement list may be different than this initial advancement list due to changes in teams’ availability and eligibility.
Per the 2010-2011 season Game Manual, the tournament director established the advancement criteria for this event.
Depending on whether the event is a scrimmage, a qualifying tournament, or a championship, the tournament officials will determine the advancement criteria. Generally, the Inspire Award winner and the Winning Alliance Captain will advance to the next round of competitions. Other teams may be chosen to advance to the next round. The advancement criteria will be announced to the teams prior to the start of the event.
The advancement criteria in place for this event was (1) the Inspire Award winner and the Winning Alliance teams automatically advance, and (2) all remaining advancement slots are filled by a random draw (“hat pull”) of the judged award winner teams and the finalist alliance teams.
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Location||Award|
|1||3796||Talons||Edgewater, MD||Inspire Award|
|2||4285||Blitzer Bots||Elizabethtown, PA||Winning Alliance|
|3||3113||Craftsmen||Ellicott City, MD||Winning Alliance|
|4||4149||Terabytes||Murrysville, PA||Finalist Alliance / "Hat Pull"|
|5||4077||MASH||West Vincent Twp, PA||Connect Award / "Hat Pull"|
|6||4433||Minor Miracles||Robesonia, PA||Motivate Award / "Hat Pull"|