This weekend FTC Championships were held in Texas and Delaware. In total more than 35 teams competed in these events and the designs seem to keep getting better.
Team 2945 Power Surge took top honors winning the Inspire Award and Captain of the Winning Alliance. Check out their autonomous skill - they were able to do this every time!
They were also pretty good in teleop mode:
A special thanks goes out to National Instruments. In addition to creating LabVIEW and NXT-G programming platforms, they also developed the Field Management System. They've put in countless hours and without their dedication and hard work the 2008/2009 FTC season would not have happened. They were recognized at the Arlington event this weekend.
Manchester FTC personnel were at each event and we continue to be amazed (and appreciative) of all the work local volunteers put into these events and this program. I got to see first hand how Joe Perrotto and his team in Delaware run these events, like old-pros. Carter Tiernan and her team at the University of Texas, Arlington are also FTC "originals" and put on a great event.
See you out there,