2018 Indiana State Competition

On April 12th Cyber Blue left Perry Meridian to travel to the 2018 FIRST Indiana State Competition.


After a tough match schedule, and dropping to a low ranking of 25th, Cyber Blue finished qualification matches 6th overall. 

In eliminations, our alliance of 234, 135, and 5010 lost in the quarterfinal tiebreaker against 1024, 71, and 5484.


Winning Alliance – 1747 868 3936

Finalist Alliance – 1741 1720 5188


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2018 Plainfield District

On March 23rd, Cyber Blue went to the 2018 Plainfield District competition.


This was a very successful competition, with up to 10 cubes cycled in a match and an event victory!

Cyber Blue ended up ranking 2nd after qualifying matches.


Winning Alliance- 868 TechHOUNDS, 234 Cyber Blue, and 3947 the Last Crusaders.

Finalist Alliance- 5188 Classified Robotics, 3940 CyberTooth, and 829 Digital Goats


2018 Award Winners

District Chairman’s- 1747 Harrison Boiler Robotics

Excellence in Engineering- 1018 Pike Robodevils

Highest Rookie Seed- 6956 Sham-Rock-Botics

Judges’ Award- 829 Digital Goats

Spirit Award- 2771 Code Red Robotics



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2018 St. Joseph District

Cyber Blue 234 traveled up to Mishawaka on March 10th and 11th for the St. Joseph district event.

Lightning and our drive team performed very well over the weekend, cycling up to 9 cubes!

Cyber blue ranked 8th among 40 teams in attendance

Winning alliance: 1024 Kil-a-bytes, 74 Team C.H.A.O.S, 3357 The Comets

Finalist alliance: 3936 RoboBlitz, 1501 Team THRUST, 71 Team Hammond

2018 Award Winners:

District Chairman’s- 135 Penn robotics

Excellence in Engineering- 234 Cyber Blue

Highest Rookie Seed- 7198 TL Fearsome Gears

Judges’ Award- 6721 Tindley Trailblazers

Spirit Award- 3147 Munster HorsePower


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2018 Miami Valley Regional

On March 1st, 2018, Cyber Blue traveled up to Dayton, Ohio for our first event of the season, the Miami Valley Regional.

Our robot, Lightning, cycled 5 power cubes on average across 6 matches. Lightning has the ability to play both the switch AND the scale during a match.   We learned a lot during this event and were able to quickly adapt to our early challenges.

Cyber Blue ranked 32nd from 62 teams in attendance.

Winning alliance of 2018: Team 4362 Gems, team 302 the Dragons, and team 3397 Robolions

Finalist alliance: Team 4028 the Beak Squad, team 3504 the Girls of Steel, and team 5811 BONDS

2018 Award Winners:

Regional Chairman’s- 3324 the Metrobots

Regional Engineering Inspiration- 5740 Trojanators

First Dean’s List Finalists- Fatima Bainazar (3324 Metrobots) and Alex Ronnebaum (5811 BONDS)

Judges’ Award- Team 291 CIA- Creativity in Action

Spirit Award- 3504 the Girls of Steel



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2018 Week Six Recap

Here are some quick recap from week six:

  • The manufacturing sub-team finished our prototype, R1.
  • The design sub-team made a CAD model of an arcade cabinet for the Chairman’s presentation, made adjustments to the pneumatic arm grabber, and added support for the elevator.
  • The PR sub-team finished the Ruland video.
  • The electronics sub-team made something that’s classified, and it will be showcased in our reveal video.
  • Lastly, we took a new team picture!

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2018 Week Five Recap

Here are some quick recap from week five:

  • The manufacturing sub-team worked on the chassis and motors on R2 (our main robot).
  • The design sub-team made changes to the chain lift system, grabber, and the elevator dimensions.
  • The PR sub-team submitted the chairman’s essay and the Woodie Flowers essay.
  • The electronics sub-team made the controls for the auto grabber and worked on autonomous. 
  • Lastly, CDR (Critical design review) was a success!

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2018 Week Four Recap

Here are some quick recap from week four:

  • The manufacturing sub-team worked on the elevator and the drives.
  • The design sub-team finished the second version of the elevator and made the lifting system for the second elevator. They also made renders for CDR (Critical Design Review).
  • The PR sub-team made a powerpoint presentation for CDR.
  • Lastly, the electronics sub-team wired the robot.


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2018 Week Three Recap

Here are some quick recap from week three:

  • The manufacturing sub-team worked on the elevator and the drives.
  • The design sub-team created CADs for the elevator and drives.
  • The PR sub-team took students photos and revised their essays.
  • Lastly, the electronics sub-team worked on autonomous.

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2018 Week Two Recap

Here are some quick recap from week two:

  • The manufacturing sub-team built prototypes and motors for the robot.
  • The design sub-team continued working on the CAD prototypes and created an elevator design.
  • The PR sub-team revised their essays, took team pictures, and updated the website.
  • Lastly the electronics/programming sub-team worked on battery-testing and vision for the robot.

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2018 Week One Recap

On Saturday, January 6th, Cyber Blue attended a kick-off event at the University of Indianapolis alongside a handful of teams from central Indiana. After the event, the team read the 2018 Games and Season Manual to understand the rules more. Throughout the next seven days, the team made a few advancements:

  • The manufacturing sub-team rearranged the field for more space and constructed the field with game elements including the switches, the scale, and the portal.
  • The design sub-team created multiple prototypes using CAD while the manufacturing sub-team built some of those prototypes.
  • The public relations sub-team started working on the Chairman’s essay and the Woodie Flowers essay. 
  • Lastly, the electronics/programming sub-team executed some ramp tests and worked on vision for the robot.





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