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  1. 1. FTC Judging 2016-2017 FIRST Velocity Vortex 12/6/16 Jeanne Boyarsky slideshare.net/boyarsky Twitter @jeanneboyarsky Blog: http://www.selikoff.net
  2. 2. Judges view of day • Morning briefing, groups of 2-3 • Team “interviews” and presentations • Pick top team(s) for each award • New groups by award • Observation • Deliberate • Write award scripts • Awards and high fives Also: Match observers Notebook judges
  3. 3. Teams view of day • Matches & scheduled judge presentation • More matches & visiting judges • More matches • Pick teams for eliminations • Final matches • Award announcements
  4. 4. Game animation • Don’t need to know points • Should have general idea of game • Should know two periods exist • Autonomous • Driver operated including end game
  5. 5. Brainstorm: what are some tasks? • Auton park on vortex • Score in vortex • Claim beacon • Cap ball
  6. 6. Awards Award Description Inspire Overall Think Engineering notebook Connect Working with community/business Rockwell Collins Innovate Creativity/uniqueness in robot PTC Design Industrial design, ideally with CAD Motivate Spirit/outreach Control Sensors/software Promote/Compass/Judges Optional
  7. 7. Team “interviews” and presentation • Presentation or just Q&A • Mentor/coach/adults can be present, but must not speak • Team hands engineering notebook • 10 minutes total – recommend timing self • 5 minute break for rubric • Take copious notes!
  8. 8. Goal of this phase • Determine which teams are best for each award category • Ask questions to see really did • Ask questions to see what forgetting to mention • Remember: teams have the criteria
  9. 9. Practice • Pretend to present as if I were a team for 30-60 seconds • Have judges ask questions • Which award best for?
  10. 10. Judge deliberations – part 1 • With partner(s), put best team(s) on board • Discuss why teams are on there in case one judging group saw stronger teams. • Remove teams if so • Pick judging groups by award
  11. 11. Example
  12. 12. Engineering Notebook • Most awards require engineering notebook • Think award • Judges stay in room • Look at notebooks in detail • Eliminate those without required elements • Pick best few
  13. 13. Example: Show Notebooks • Team name and number • Sections (ideally table of contents) • Summary • Engineering – log, diagrams, etc • Team – outreach, team members, etc • Business/strategic/sustainability Plan
  14. 14. Observation • Ask more questions • Directly compare teams • Observe teams competing, in pits, in stands • Talk to teams not on list too so not obvious and for morale • Goal: Ordered list of teams for award
  15. 15. Judge deliberations – part 2 • With partner(s), put ordered list on board • With judge advisor moderating, pick winners for each award • Ex: Who gets Inspire • Many teams go on from a qualifier • Many teams are really good
  16. 16. Award Scripts • Observing group writes • Three sentences • Ok to be corny • Ex: of a team that used a tennis ball to park on the vortex) • This team wowed us with their PARKING. The robot was almost BOUNCING with excitement. We were almost GREEN with envy. The Innovate award goes to team XYZ, the RoboLizards.
  17. 17. What should I bring? • Safety glasses (if have own; can borrow) • Comfortable shoes • Your sense of fun! • You’ll be given water, breakfast and lunch.
  18. 18. Q & A Remember to take the cert in VIMS Also, recommended is to sign up as a Dean’s List interviewer and certify on that
  19. 19. Resources • Full game animation • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQLrcQbm8cg • Manuals • https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/ftc/game-manual-part- 1.pdf • https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/ftc/game-manual-part- 2.pdf • Engineering notebook • http://robokats.org/FTC/EngineeringNotebookFTCTeam2864.pdf • http://ftcgeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/bowled_over_sm.pdf • http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5226

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