The WINNING Alliance from left to right: 1023 Bedford Express Temperance, MI** 2056 OP Robotics from Stoney Creek, Canada** 1806 S.W.A.T. from Smithville, MO** 2502 Talon Robotics from Eden Prairie MN Congratulations!
Indiana Robotics Invitational took place at Lawrence North High School July 17th-18th. Sixty seven teams from across the US, Canada and Israel were in attendance. For the first time the event was being streamed live by Blue Alliance.
IRI is in it’s sixteenth year. It is hosted by Cyber Blue 234, TechnoKats 42, and the Kil-A-Bytes 1024. Besides being a top-notch event for FIRST Robotics Competition teams, IRI is an event that raises funds for local charities. Since 2004, IRI has raised over $41,000 for various charities, provided $84,000 in College scholarships to students, and given away 1,100 supply-filled backpacks to Indianapolis-area kids. Here are some of the set up pictures.
What a great season we had! We earned a spot to compete at the FIRST FRC Championship Event in St. Louis. We met lots of great students and mentors and had a great time. We were the 3rd alliance captain on Archimedes. We made it through the quarterfinals. Here are some photos of our trip.
Cyber Blue is on a roll, taking home a banner from every competition in Indiana! At the Indianapolis District, we took home the Chairman’s banner. At the Kokomo event, we soared through the finals and won the competition alongside 135 and 3865. At the Purdue event, we worked our way from the bottom to win again alongside 1024 and 2197. Finally, and most recently, we took the State Championship by storm, and after some nail biting matches, became the first ever IndianaFIRST District Champions alongside 1024 and 292! Cyber Blue is now ranked #1 in the state and was the #1 seed at 3/4 of the competitions!! We will be attending the world championship in St. Louis April 22nd-25th! Check out our Facebook (Cyber Blue 234), Twitter or Instagram (@cyberblue234) for more updates, and as always, thanks for all the support!
This weekend we attended the first Indiana District competition at Lawrence North High School! We were 2nd seed going into eliminations, we were 2nd seed alliance captain, and 5th overall. We partnered with 3947, and 3147 in the elimination rounds. We advanced to the quarter finals, but unfortunately landed in 5th place going into semi-finals. We watched as the competition intensified throughout the finals. We waited in anticipation while teams got called for awards. When it came to announcing the chairman’s award and we still had not received an award, we were both excited and nervous. When they announced that we won the chairman’s award, we were in shock. We had just won the first ever Indiana District chairman’s award! Next, we will go to Kokomo, and then to Purdue. After those competitions, we will go to the state competition to compete against the other 2 chairman’s teams. If we win there, we will go on to represent IndianaFIRST for chairman’s at the national competition in St.Louis. Go Cyber Blue!
The secret is about to be revealed……
Join us on Thursday February 19th from 6pm to 8pm in the Cyber Blue lab to watch us demo this year’s robot. See just how many totes we can stack!!!
Tuesday, February 10th we hosted the annual Critical Design Review where senior professional engineers critique our design, ask questions, and learn about the new game. This year, the event took place in the Perry Meridian High School Robotics lab! 6 engineers attended, along with several parents. We are incredibly grateful for the questions and feedback. We hope you enjoyed CDR this year!
Our screening of Slingshot was a huge success. We had Scouts come in before the screening and showed them how to build and program robots using the Lego Mindstorm kits. The kids had an awesome time with the robots and did not want to take apart their creations at the end of the night.
Just before screen time we had some demonstrations for the crowd. We found some GREAT future Cyber Blue candidates!
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