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Did you know overclock.net sponsors an Ontario FRC robotics team?

There was an event this weekend in Waterloo ontario, in which Team 610 "The Crescent Coyotes" won 2nd place (full rankings here). There are MANY more events, including one March 28-30.

There are two FIRST related (old) threads I have found: Here and Here

Special thanks to the team's mascot for this shot with my 1.5yo son


I was a member of my highschool robotics team "Twin Saults International Instigators" 1596 and "Knights of Alloy" 1535 for 4 years before going to university (Bachelor of Engineering: Software and embedded systems). I strongly urge all of you to join a team, mentor, volunteer, or sponsor. This organization really builds a great foundation of knowledge in youth's, and I can honestly say, my career would not be the same without it. Tomorrow's engineering problems will be solved by one of these bright students.

FIRST is a lot more then just 'technology', it teaches team work, problem solving, advertising, mechanical, website design, programming, 3d modelling, public relations, etc, etc. http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/vision

Now, to be amazed, watch this video, the last 20 seconds will blow you mind. This is a 130 lbs robot built in just 6 weeks. Team 1114 won the 2012 competition, and the 2013 waterloo regional.
Edited by kevinf - 3/27/13 at 11:27am
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Wait a second...

How could you guys use that scruffy vagabond as your mascot over my majestic glory?! mad.gif

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OT: That's great to read, man. Nice to know we're making waves in more ways than one. smile.gif
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waw smile.gif thats really cool thumb.gif
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Great to see FIRST being spread throughout the interwebs. I happened to see the two finals matches at both Waterloo and Toronto East. Both were epic matches albeit the same two winners! (1114 and 2056)
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I didn't know this! I was in FIRST in all the years we had it in my highschool (my last 2). Really great experience. Glad to have been part of this awesome program. I was on Team 3677.
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The thing is awesome, but needs to be bigger and have more weapons and crushing arms and stuff thumb.gif.
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Forgot to mention, I was on "Twin Saults International Instigators" 1596 (the first team comprised of two countries) for 2 years and "Knights of Alloy" 1535 (Ontario half after we split) for 2 years.
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Wait, what?

I had no idea OCN had a team in this. My work also supports a team as well, team 4069: Lo-Ellen Robotics, this year with the super long shot robot.
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Wait, what?

I had no idea OCN had a team in this. My work also supports a team as well, team 4069: Lo-Ellen Robotics, this year with the super long shot robot.

I only vaguely remember hearing about it on OCN (and I can't find the post).... but while I was at the event, the Alliance captain read off his sponsors during final team selection, and said Overclock.net.
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Oh

watched that video

the whole time I was waiting for some carnage, this be the wrong robot league for me lol
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