March 3 8:41 PM: Team 501 is glad to accept the 2012 Granite State regional Judges Award! Thank you for following along with us this weekend. We hope to see you next year and don’t forget to follow along with us in three weeks at the Washington DC regional! Go Team 501!
March 3 4:04 PM: Congrats to Team 131 CHAOS (from Manchester NH) and their alliance partners for winning the 2012 BAE Granite State Regional. The award ceremony is now going on. Please stay tuned!
March 3 2:48 PM: Semi final 2 Match 2 Result Red Alliance Wins: 43-33. We got off to a good start in hybrid mode, with our alliance scoring several points. Our alliance was very consistent in scoring during this round and this round came down to the wire. The round was decided through the balancing of the bridges. Our robot balanced on our alliance bridge, but the red alliance.had two robots balance on their bridge, giving them the win. Congrats to our alliance partners: Team 319 and Team 126 for a great run. Please stick around to see the winners of the finals and today’s award ceremony.
March 3 2:26 PM: Semi final 2 Match 1 Result Red Alliance Wins: 56-22. We got off to a good start in hybrid mode, with our alliance scoring 18 points. However, we were overmatched by the scoring of the blue alliance afterward. The red alliance was also able to balance on the bridge. We now must win our next match to stay alive. Semi finals 2 Match 2 is up next. We will be on the blue alliance. Stay tuned!
March 3 2:22 PM: Semi final 2 Match 1 is up next. We will be on the blue alliance. Stay tuned!
March 3 2:03 PM: Red Alliance Wins 29-18
Our alliance was very effective in shooting the ball in this match and combined with our robot balancing on the bridge, our alliance won the match and moves to the semi-finals. Stay tuned!
March 3 1:51 PM: Quarter final 4 Match 2 is up next (if we win we move on). We will be on the red alliance. Stay tuned!
March 3 1:39 PM: Red Alliance Wins 21-10!
Our robot fired a ball in autonomous mode and we had a very strong alliance that led us to victory!
March 3 1:31 PM: Quarter final 4 Match 1 is up next (our first quarter final match). We will be on the red alliance. Stay tuned!
March 3 12:11 PM: We were selected to an alliance! We are paired with the number three seeded team. Thank you to team 126 and team 319 for selecting us as your alliance partner. We will be on the red alliance. Good luck to all teams! Stay tuned!
March 3 11:00 AM: Match 78 Result Blue Alliance Wins: 36-21 . What an exciting match! Our robot scored a basket in hybrid mode. After that, the match was all about balancing on the bridges. Two robots from the blue alliance balanced on their bridge and our robot balance on our bridge. One robot from each alliance balanced on the coopertition bridge, earning everybody coopertition points! Great display of teamwork from both alliances! With match 78 being our last qualification match, elimination matches are now coming up. We must be selected to an alliance by one of the top-seeded teams in order to continue competing. Please stay tuned!
March 3 10:45 AM: Match 78 is up next. This is our last qualification match before elimination rounds. We will be on the red alliance. Stay tuned!
March 3 10:15 AM: Welcome back to the regional. Our robot is doing a lot better today. In our first two matches of the day we won (Match 66 30-23) and tied (Match 71 13-13). in our second match, we were responsible for scoring all 13 points on our alliance, including balancing on the bridge! We have also been able to score baskets in hybrid mode today. Our last qualification match of the competition is match 78. We will be on the red alliance. Stay tuned!
March 2 10:39 PM: Here is a photo of our robot on the field from today.
March 2 7:04 PM: Team 501 is proud to accept the 2012 BAE Granite State Regional Website award! Congratulations to the website committee, our sponsors, and to the entire team. See you all tomorrow! Photos from today’s event will be up later
March 2 4:29 PM: Our next match will not occur until tomorrow. We finished today at 1-6. We gave a great effort today and we’ll be back at it tomorrow. Please stay tuned for the awards ceremony, which will take place later today.
March 2 4:02 PM: Match 53 Result Red Alliance Wins: 15-6 . Match 53 was filled with bridge balancing and hybrid shooting. There were several baskets scored in hybrid mode, which gave us an early lead. However, the red alliance came back with several baskets of their own. Our robot had successfully balanced on the bridge, when another robot from our alliance tried to balance as well. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful at the last second, which was okay, as we showed tremendous coopertition and gracious professionalism in the match. And after all, those are the core values of FIRST. Our next match is Match 66. We will be on the blue alliance. Stay tuned!
March 2 3:26 PM: Match 47 Result Red Alliance Wins: 30-6 . Our robot is still performing well, but the red alliance clearly outdid the blue alliance in this match. However, one robot from each alliance balanced on the coopertition bridge, which heavily benefitted both teams. Great Job by both alliances in that match. Our next match is Match 53. We will be on the blue alliance. Team 501 would like to extend a shout out to Team 4403, who traveled to Manchester from Torrean, CU, Mexico. Great rookie season so far, Team 4403. Stay tuned!
March 2 3:13 PM: Match 47 is coming up next. We will be on the blue alliance. Stay tuned!
March 2 2:35 PM: Great job by local NH Team 131 (Manchester Central High School) CHAOS in that last match!
March 2 1:28 PM: Match 35 Result Red Alliance Wins: 29-23 . In perhaps the most exciting match of the day, we performed very well. Our robot nailed a 3-point shot in hybrid/autonomous mode and then followed it up with three more single point shots later in the match. To top it all off, our robot was one second away from balancing on the coopertition bridge with another robot. Things are definitely looking up. Our next match is Match 47. We will be on the blue alliance. Stay tuned!
March 2 1:47 PM: Match 35 is going on now. We will be on the blue alliance. Our hoop hats just got another compliment from the announcer
March 2 1:28 PM: Match 27 Result Blue Alliance Wins: 16-10 . We had a strong alliance during this match, but the blue alliance balanced on the bridge near the end of the match to put them over the top. We are shooting better though. We will be on the blue alliance for our next match, which will be Match 35.
March 2 12:19 PM: Match 22 Result Blue Alliance Wins: 17-4. . Our robot did better in this round, as we downed a basket for 3 points! We still have not balanced on the bridge, but there’s still plenty of time. Match 27 is up next. We will be on the red alliance.
March 2 11:56 AM: Match 22 is up next. We are on the red alliance.
March 2 10:50 AM: Match 11 Result Blue Alliance Wins: 35-2. Our alliance lost this match, but it wasn’t without a bright spot. As the match was ending, our human player, Isaiah Cote, threw a ball from his station and it went in for two points. Nice job Isaiah! Our next match will be Match 22. We will be on the red alliance.
March 2 10:40 AM: Match 11 is up next. We are on the red alliance.
March 2 10:09 AM: Red Alliance Wins 37-3! Our robot did not score any any baskets due to a ball being stuck inside of it. However, our alliance was very strong and we won the match 37-3. Our hoop hats were also noticed by the announcer. Our next match is Match 11. We will be on the red alliance.
March 2 10:01 AM: Match 6 is up next. We are on the red alliance
March 2 9:50 AM: Members of our team were featured in the Union leader today. Click here to read the article. We are currently in Match 4.
March 2 9:22 AM: the opening ceremonies have ended. Match 1 is about to begin! Our first match is number six. We will be on the red alliance.
March 2 8:05 AM: Welcome to the 2012 BAE Granite State Regional! Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 AM. We hope you’ll join us then.
February 29 9:00 am: Welcome to our live blog for the 2012 Granite State Regional! Although the regional begins on Thursday, March 1st, the live blog will not start until Friday, March 2nd, as Thursday is a practice day. We hope you’ll join us then.
As the 2012 build season came to a close, our team reached several milestones and finished strong. Last Saturday,our team had our 2012 robot driving on our test carpet. This allowed the drive team to practice with the robot and also gave us a chance to discover any problems. Our team spent Sunday, Monday, and part of Tuesday refining and perfecting the robot and the software that runs on it. Over the next several days leading up to the Granite State Regional, our team plans to produce spirit items, practice driving with our test robot, work on robot software, and test the software on our test robot. Our team also plans to refine the 2012 robot shooting mechanism (which we removed before bagging the robot). The shooting mechanism will be attached to our test robot for use during this week and then be reattached to our current robot on the practice day (Thursday) of the Granite State Regional.
Speaking of the Granite State Regional, we have a downloadable invitation for all visitors available here. If you or someone you know can’t make it to the regional but still wants to follow the action, you can follow our live blog (which we will be conducting for the second year in a row) throughout the day on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd. To access the live blog starting Wednesday February 29th, just go to our home page and click on the link. We hope you’ll join us then.
Good luck to all teams during the competitions. A video is posted below showing a taste of our 2012 robot. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing everyone at the competitions. Only 4 days until Granite State Regional!