Rock River Off-Season Competition
The Rock River Valley US FIRST Robotics will host their second annual off-season competition on July 26, 2014 at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL. The competition is based on US FIRST Robotic's 2014 game, Aerial Assist. R2OC encourages the community to join us in supporting FIRST Robotics and STEM education. We look forward to seeing everyone at the competition.
Can't make it to the competition? Watch it on our web feed: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/r2oc-2014
We thank the 175 volunteers who helped with the 2013 competition. Please complete the volunteer form if you can help us in 2014: R2OC Volunteer Sign-Up
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John Petrick (announcer): "I have emceed many regional robotics competitions through the Midwest, and this one ranks up there with the best, the organization, facilities, fans."
Bob Trojan (local manufacturer): "Seeing the playing field, erected the night before and walking through the pit areas where each team worked on their robot was magic. The passion of so many students and mentors could easily be felt. Everyone was having fun."
Participating Team: "One day format was wonderful and made event very assessable to my team. Finding a way that every team could participate in elimination rounds was wonderful and a great example of gracious professionalism. The entire competition was fantastic."
Participating Team: "It was amazing to think it was so perfect on your first attempt. I think you have set the bar pretty high for upcoming years."
Participating Team: "It was nice having FLL and FTC there. It helped with a number of our parents that want other younger siblings to join FIRST that had not had the opportunity to see other divisions."
R2OC is a partnership of Rock River Valley US First Robotics Teams. Our goal is to provide an off-season event where FIRST Robotics teams can participate in a competition, show off their 'bots to the community, and meet others who share their robotics enthusiasm. Check out where our teams competed in 2014.
Team 0081, Metalheads: Wisconsin Regional
Team 1625, Winnovation: Wisconsin Regional, Midwest Regional, St. Louis Championship
Team 2039, Rockford Robotics: Central Illinois Regional, Wisconsin Regional
Team 3352, Flaming Monkeys: Central Illinois Regional, Midwest Regional
Team 4655, Stateline Robotics: Central Illinois Regional, Wisconsin Regional
We are asking attending teams to support community connection efforts through donation of books for Reach Out and Read and tools for FIRST teams lacking adequate supplies.
Reach Out and Read is is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
Do you have extra material and tools lying around your shop that you are not using? As a service to each other, and in the spirit of Gracious Professionalism, please consider helping out your fellow FRC teams by donating tools and equipment at the R2OC.
We will collect the tools and materials and then Illinois FIRST officials will distribute them to teams in our area that are not well equipped for the build season. Please bring any extra hand tools/raw materials/stock/wiring/fasteners/connectors/tubing, etc. to the R2OC.
No power tools or battery operated tools please.