Worlds are over, bringing the 2018 Power Up season to a close. This was a season of firsts for The Flying Toasters. We made it to Finals in every competition, were crowned District Champions, and won the Chairman's Award at Districts and at the States. We will catch our breath for a bit before competing in the Post Season events of Marc (June 21-23) and IRI (July 12-14). See you there !
Still ranked #9 in the State of Michigan. April 12 thru 14, was the State Championships at SVSU. Being placed in the Dow Division, The Flying Toasters qualified 7th out of 40 teams in our division. We were selected by team 1025 IMPI Robotics to join their #2 Alliance with team 573 Mech Warriors. We passed quarter finals and semi finals in tiebreaker matches, but were defeated by the #1 Alliance in the Dow division Finals. Hats off to team 2959 Robotarians who replaced Alliance captain team 1025 due to mechanical failure. It was awesome to work with such excellent teams.
What else? Having won The Chairman's at the Lincoln District, we were able to compete for Chairman's at the State level against 26 other teams. For the first time in Toaster history, we were one of the five winning teams for The Chairman's Award, earning the right to complete at the World Championship. Check out our 2018 Chairman's Video.
Under construction is our new YouTube Channel, "Robots Explained". This outreach project will be devoted to general education of robot mechanisms and concepts typically used on FRC competition robots.
We also want to recognize all 56 of our generous 2018 sponsors. Please click on the logo map below to read more about them. Our largest sponsors also can be found here.
The final Newsletter Issue #5 of the 2018 Season has been published and can be found here along with all previous Newsletters.
The Chairman's Team published an activity book for grades K-5 to promote and demonstrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Click the link to download a copy.
2018 Competition Schedule
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Chief Delphi is a forum used by many teams to share design concepts, game strategies and Q&A threads in the true spirit of Gracious Professionalism.
The Blue Alliance is a historical catalog of webcasts, competition results and team information going back to 1992.