Game Title Graphic
The game is afoot! FIRST announced the 2016 FRC competition this morning and the game is called STRONGHOLD. Robots defend their castle from others lobbing boulders at it. Medieval defenses like the portcullis and moat must be breached by the attacking robots carrying their boulders. This game combines elements from […]

Let the Games Begin – Stronghold!

The last competition of the season is always the most fun: Girls Generation where the girls are in charge. About 30 teams showed up this year, including our CPR Team 3663. Our girls had been practicing through the summer and it showed. Despite one match where things (mostly totes and containers) […]

2015 Girls Generation Report

Robot at Feeder
There’s nothing like a night of tense anticipation to help you appreciate a morning. After trying to predict all of the possibilities, evaluate every option, then second guess the predictions and evaluations again and again, ultimately it is time to pick a plan and go with it. The plan was […]

World Championships Day Three: Our Best Finish Yet

Building a wall
If you must have a disappointing day and a good day, it is so much nicer to have the good day last. Joy has a way of washing away the memory of previous sadness and worries. Heaven will erase completely even the memory of sorrow and pain from our current existence, […]

World Championships Day Two: Unexpected Success

Team Prayer Before Match
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu For any robotics team, the journey of a thousand miles is the journey to St. Louis, MO for the FRC World Championship. This is where you compare your team to the best in the […]

World Championships Day One: A Single Step

Our Alliance #6
We began the last day of competition in Cheney with two matches remaining. After 10 matches, we were in 11th place due primarily (as we discussed endlessly during the previous evening) to a total lack of coopertition points. We were, in fact, the only team who had never been in […]

Districts In Cheney: Final Day but not Finals