This should work on any PC/Mac/iOS/Android device with a screen resolution of 1024×689. It’s been tested in Chrome and Safari.
On an iPad, you can load it and then hit “Add to Home Screen” and it will fool your iPad into thinking it is an iPad app and will operate in full-screen mode. Otherwise the bottom will be cut off. You still must be connected to the internet to load the app for the first time.
Click below to load it into your web browser (any platform):
Here is a first look at the mat and all the pieces. The mat is a different material this year, very smooth, and you can feel the raised ink that is printed on the top. It is rolled with the … Continue reading →
We can’t say this enough, but thank you so much to all of the amazing people who helped us raise funds on a very short timeline for our trip to the FIRST Championship! We’ll be posting stories from our trip over the next few weeks, along with information about some exciting upcoming opportunities, as we catch our breath and gather our photos and videos.
It may also be on NASA-TV and the NASA-TV education channel on cable/satellite.
I am not sure what will be on the webcast, but probably most things. Check these webcast channels at the following times (I am not sure if these only work on a computer, or if you may be able to use an iPad):
Wednesday: 6:30pm-8pm FLL Opening Ceremonies – BSV will be performing (FLL/Einstein)
Thurs: 9:25am – BSV robot practice round (FLL/Einstein)
Thurs: 10:50am – BSV robot practice round (FLL/Einstein)
Friday: 9:30am-10:30am – SHWEET Jr. FLL Showcase – SHWEET should be interviewed (Da Vinci)
Friday: noon – BSV robot match 11 (FLL/Einstein)
Friday: 1pm-230pm — SHWEET Jr. FLL closing ceremony (Ferrara Theatre – maybe not broadcast, but check the FLL/Ballroom feed)
Friday: 2:15pm – BSV robot match 26 (FLL/Einstein)
Friday: 3:45pm – BSV robot match 39 (FLL/Einstein)
If you want to see some other cool robots (the big robots), check the other feeds on Thurs/Fri/Sat. Several of the Oklahoma high school teams are in the Archimedes division, along with our sister team 33, the Killer Bees, who are a very cool group of people from Notre Dame Prep in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
We had the wonderful opportunity to participate in and do some fundraising for our FIRST Championships trip at the OKC FRC (high school) robotics competition. It was an amazing event with thousands in attendance, held at the Cox Convention Center.
Thanks to all the extremely generous teams in attendance! You helped us raise over $2000 in donations and emergency flashlight sales. It was especially touching to see former FLL (current FRC) kids donating some of their trip money — even insisting to do so when the donation was initially refused — because of the great experience that they had in FLL and wanting to pass that experience along to others. We even had people who we’d never met jumping in to help sell flashlights, which was pretty cool (thanks especially to the part-time team mascot from Shawnee!)
A special thanks to FRC 932, the Circuit Chargers, for donating the flashlights (we are blown away by your generosity in wanting to help us out!), to Craig Shreve of OKSEF for inviting us, and to Harold Holley (Oklahoma FIRST) and Craig for watching out for us. Thanks to 3528 Up Next, who gave us some valuable World Festival advice from some former FLL world champions, and 1710 Ravonics Revolution, who has a really fantastic outreach program and is another amazingly friendly team who made a generous donation and a pretty cool “congratulations” card (see our pics below). There is a reason these are Chairman’s Award and Engineering Inspiration Award winning teams! Gracious Professionalism flows out of everything they do, and we look forward to seeing them in St. Louis!
Finally, thanks to everyone who put up with us – especially if you were asked to buy a flashlight about 20 times after you already purchased one.
Our Mascot, Mr. Volcano Head, with the MCs.
The “Lord of the Bots” – this is Malcolm – the guy in charge of all the technology to make the robots talk to the playing field. He is at a different event every weekend, someplace in the world, for 3 months of the year.
In queue to be introduced to the crowd as Oklahoma FLL Champions.
Looking out at the crowd and the field.
In front of the playing field during opening ceremonies.
Mr. Volcano Head with Frank Merrick, the director of FRC for FIRST — he’s the guy responsible for the worldwide competition, so it was an honor to see him in Oklahoma City.
Some parents at the sales booth with a big chicken. Okay, thats’s really the mascot of the Cockadoodle Dominators, from Chickasha.
Photo from one of the many twitter contests – pic of you with a button from another team (it’s from our sister team 33 in Michigan – the Killer Bees!)
The Cockadoodle Dominator.
A photo of people taking photos.
Explaining the robot.
Explaining the robot.
Staffing the FLL table in the arena along with Random Robotics from Stillwater.
Our parents helped us sell emergency flashlights as a fundraiser – the were donated by FRC 932 from Tulsa Memorial, the Circuit Breakers!
Mr. Volcano Head and the Frog from F.R.O.G. (FIRST Robotics of Grove)
Wow, team 1710 (Ravonics Revolution from Olathe, KS) sure has won a lot of awards! In fact, the won the Chairman’s Award (the highest honor) at the event.
Here’s the photographer from Up Next in Kansas City. We’ll see them in St. Louis – they won the Chairman’s award in Kansas City!
The Lightsabers (from OKC) R2D2.
F.B.I. – the FIRST ‘Bots of Independence (Missouri), with a bucket of cool FBI agent name tags.
In the Mount St. Mary’s FRC 2723 Atomic Shock’s pit.
Emergency Flashlights! We were secretly hoping for a power outage at the event.)
The ref’s and MC’s doing the chicken.
Ravonics Revolution (1710) chatting with our team and parents.
Disaster relief kit info written up handed out by the BSV kids along with the emergency flashlights.
Ravonics Revolution made a really cool congratulations card for us, and a generous donation!
Ravonics Revolution also gave our girls some cool shirts to promote girls in STEM! It’s one of their big causes, and helps make them a great team.
Back of 1710 t-shirt.
Getting a plan together.
Some of our FLL and Jr. FLL kids getting up close for the final match.
One of the Jr. FLLers from team SHWEET pitching in to sell flashlights.
Two of our teams are headed to the FIRST robotics Championships in April as the only Oklahoma FLL (4th-8th grade) and Jr. FLL (1st-3rd grade) representatives! Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help our kids get there!