The NERVE (New England Regional Vex Event) competition was a great success! The new Hartford Convention Center is a beautiful new facility, with room for significant expansion of the FRC and FVC competitions.
The volunteers did a fantastic job! Ken Stafford and his crew from WPI performed their usual miracles, aided by many others from the NERVE planning committee - an especial thanks to Kathy Kentfield of NEMO (the Non-Engineering Mentors Organization), who worked tirelessly toward the success of the event. even though she was ill.
Congratulations to the winning alliance - Teams 160 (Impulse), 78 (Sharon Myotonics) and Gompei Avengers (43)!
NERVE in photos, from the viewpoint of the Sharon Unlimited team
Many activities were going on simultaneously - much more than a three-ring circus! Of course, the FRC "Aim High!" UTC/Hartford Regional was in the center ring, with the FVC "NERVE" competition to one side. The TechnoTicks team sponsored a high-tech art show - ROBOmix 2006. Intelitek had a help-desk to assist with autonomous coding, and were showing 1/3 scale FRC robots made from Vex components (mostly). On Saturday, local FLL teams were demonstrating this season's "Ocean Odyssey" challenge, and Trinity College was demonstrating their fire-fighting robot competition (to be held April 8-9).
Our Sharon teams did very well, all reaching the quarter-finals, with the Myotonics team part of the winning alliance. All will be headed to the Atlanta FIRST Vex Challenge competition!
After the morning competition, the Sharon AngelBots (44) were in tenth place overall, seventh place in autonomous performance and nineteenth place under operator control. They joined an alliance with the Unlimited team (13) and the Block Robotics Learning team (175) from Canada. The alliance finished in the semi-finals, with the Sharon AngelBots team also winning the FIRST Vex Think award for their creative approach to problem solving.
After the morning competition, the Sharon Myotonics team were in second place overall, first place in autonomous performance and third place under operator control. They joined an alliance with the first place Impulse (160) team and the 16th place Gompei Avengers team. The alliance won the competition and the FIRST Vex Winning Alliance award. The Myotonics also won the FIRST Vex Connect award for their top autonomous score.
After the morning competition, the Sharon Eagle Robotics Unlimited team were in fifth place overall, fifth place in autonomous performance and eleventh place under operator control. They formed an alliance with the AngelBots (44) and the Block Robotics Learning team (175) from Canada. The alliance finished in the semi-finals, with the Unlimited team a finalist for the FIRST Vex Create award for their robust robot design.
UTC FIRST Regional competition - March 9th-11th @ Hartford CT Convention Ctr
The New England Regional Vex Event (NERVE) FVC competition will be held on Friday March 10th (change of date from Thursday, March 9th) as part of the UTC FIRST Regional.
Every FVC team member and mentor needs to submit a consent and release form.
Box lunches may be offered - more to follow.
A joint FRC-FVC team social is to be scheduled - more to follow.
An FVC scrimmage may be held on Thursday evening before the tournament - more to follow.
The use of easyC 2.0 (and proper tournament template) is mandatory! Intelitek will have a help desk at the tournament.
All autonomous rounds will be run first, to minimize field resetting.
New England Regional Vex Event (NERVE) website
UTC New England Regional website
Hartford Convention Center website
Directions from Sharon to Hartford:
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