Note From Ashley:
Congratulations to all teams for their performance at the State Championship this past Saturday! We represented ECG Robotics very well and everyone should be proud! Teams 731 Wannabe Strange and 5795 Back to the Drawing Board qualified as two of only four NC teams to advance to the South Super Regional Championship in Athens, Georgia from March 8-10. There will be a meeting this Tuesday at 6:00 pm to discuss Super Regional arrangements.
Also, congratulations to Meenakshi Singh for her recognition as an NC Finalist for the Dean’s List Award! We wish you the best of luck in the next round of competition!
FTC NC State Championship Awards
Team 731: First Place Inspire, Second Place Think and Third Place Innovate Awards
Team 5795: First Place Think, Second Place Inspire and Third Place Design Awards
Team 6183:Third Place Motivate and Third Place Connect Awards
Special Thank You
Thank you to the Rodden family for their generous donation of an updated printer for TSL! Engineering notebooks, flyers, buttons and even Beek Beek Books, which brought numerous awards, were all made possible through this gift.
FEB. 20, Tuesday, 5pm-8:30 maybe longer, is a very important day. Please wear a FRC, ECG or a blue shirt that night so we can get some pictures. This is the day that the team needs to bag and tag their robot, but it is not the end of building, programming and designing the robot. The team is allowed to keep 30 lbs. out of the bag to work on. We also have a clone robot that we can use.
Need FRC parent coverage at The Zone for tomorrow!!!! And rest of the week.
Need parents to sign up for Saturday lunch. 2 parents share and coordinate lunch for team. Usually 15-20. Please no pizza.
Important dates- mark your calendars
Feb. 20-BAG and TAG DAY
March 23-25- FRC district competition – UNC-Asheville ( forms on SLACK and Google group)
March 29-31- FRC district competition- Winston-Salem fairgrounds
April 6-8-FRC State Competition- Campbell University
April 18-21-FRC Worlds- Houston, TX ( if qualify)
This week, everyone was incredibly stressed out. We all wanted to advance, and even though we didn’t make it to finals of the competition we made received 1st Inspire! I’m so proud of my team and what we have done. To get ready for Supers, we will be working on revamping the robot to be more consistent, doing driving practice, working on Outreach and Promote, along with of course programming.
After an incredible roller coaster of emotions throughout the day our team won Second Place inspire at States and is now moving on to Super Regionals. With upset after upset during the finals, going undefeated and then getting 2-0d, and watching all the matches with such close scores, the entire competition had us on our toes. In the upcoming weeks before Supers we plan to grind out driver practice and autonomous while refining the robot’s intake and relic slide so they’re smoother and faster, all while refining presentation and continuing outreach. We hope that we will excel at Supers and thank all our parent volunteers and mentors for helping us reach this point!
While we were unable to move on to Super Regionals ourselves, we are immensely satisfied with the performance of our sister teams at the competition on Saturday. As our second year (for most team members) this has been a great learning opportunity for us. The entire season, while filled with challenges, has provided many experiences we would never pass up: learning code, cading, writing skills, building and more. Next year, we plan to perform even better in all fields!
Congratulations to Team 731 and 5795 for qualifying for Super Regionals! We are also very proud of the ThunderDucks for receiving 3rd place Think Award and 3rd place Connect! This year has been a great season for us. At States we played with some spectacular teams and we were chosen for 2nd pick by Aperture Science and Back to the Drawing Board. Although we did not qualify for Super Regionals, we made a lot of great progress on our engineering notebook, design, autonomous code, marketing, and even outreach. We are excited for next year and the opportunities to come!
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With everyone busy with competitions please don’t forget that the group still needs to pay the bills. With spending money on robot parts, banners, flyers, engineering notebooks, registration fees and pizza. We still need to pay rent, electricity, furnace upkeep.
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|Feb. 13||FTC Parent Meeting 6:00-7:00 PM for 731 and 5795|
|Feb. 13||Board Meeting 7:00 PM|
|Mar. 23-25||FRC Qualifier, UNC Asheville|
|Mar. 29-30||FRC Qualifier, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds|
|Apr. 6-8||FRC State Competition- Campbell University|
|Apr. 18-21||FRC and FTC Worlds- Houston, TX (if qualify)|