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Rover Ruckus

7 Podcast Episodes

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Episode #082 - Bag Rules, Rover Ruckus and SLACKING Off!

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Episode Description - In this action-packed episode, we catch up on the FTC Rover Ruckus game. We talk about the HUGE Bag Rules change for FRC season 2020 and finally, we discuss SLACK and how the application and its implementation can help your team NOW!Interviewees:Scott Stap - Head Mentor - Team 5084John Hankerd - Head Mentor - Team 5260

50mins

20 Nov 2018

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Episode #077 - Rover Ruckus Strategy and AndyMark

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Episode Description - In this episode, we speak with Nick who works for Andymark as an Engineer and ALSO is a FRC Mentor and most importantly FIRST Alumni! Nick provides some strategy for FTC's Rover Ruckus game and how team can change and adapt their robots throughout the FTC season. We also have a discussion on the simularities between adoption of new strategies in both FTC and FRC formats. Nick provides his viewpoint on the Rover Ruckus game, Power Up and the upcoming FRC game Deep Space. Finally, we talk about some of the offerings that AndyMark provides to FTC seasons no matter what the FTC game is. Interview -Nick Lawrence - AndyMark Engineer - www.andymark.com

40mins

12 Oct 2018

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Episode #076 - The Orange Alliance and Rover Ruckus

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In this episode, we speak with Alex and Kyle from the Orange Alliance, these Co-Founders of this organization provide us with an update and how the Orange Alliance has grown since the last time we have had them on the podcast. We talk about discussion topics including the final power Up thoughts, Rover Ruckus, how to become an FTA and finally the Deep Space game. This episode has some pretty good information and it is one you want to listen to the entire episode.Interview -Alex Ferra - Co-Founder - The Orange Alliance and FIRST FTAKyle Flynn - Co-Founder - The Orange Alliance and FIRST FTAThe Orange Alliance:Website: www.theorangealliance.orgGoFundMe Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/toanp

37mins

5 Oct 2018

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Episode #075 - Rover Ruckus Part 3

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Episode Description - In this episode, we speak with Chirs Sommers from Team 5237 the Loose Screws. Chris tells us what he believes will be the META for this season Rover Ruckus game. After discussing different aspects of the game Chris tells us how his FTC will be approaching this years game and their approach to maximizing the points they can amount for their alliance partners. In addition, we have our second giveaway for the podcast. You have to listen for the instructions and good luck!Interview -Chris Sommers - Team 5237 - The Loose Screws

34mins

28 Sep 2018

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Episode #074 - Rover Ruckus Part Deux

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Episode Description - In this episode, we speak with FTC Students Peter and Nathan who are working diligently to plan their teams approach to meet the requirements of the FTC Rover Ruckus game. They provide some infomation on each of their teams, the histories of each team and how the teams are approaching the Rover Ruckus game. In addition, we have the very first giveaway in the podcast history. You have to listen for the instructions and good luck!Interview -Peter - Team 12533 Inception - Austin, TXNathan - Team 12897 Newton's Law of Mass - Newton, MS

34mins

20 Sep 2018

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Episode #073 - Kettering Kickoff and Rover Ruckus Part 1

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Episode Description - In this episode, we speak with Bob Nichols, the Director of FIRST Robotics Community Center, and talk about the upcoming Kettering Kickoff event held on the 15th of September. Next we have a panel discussion about the Autonomous portion of the newly announced FTC Game Rover Ruckus.Interview -Bob Nichols - Director of FIRST Robotics Community Center at Kettering Univeristy - https://www.kettering.edu/about/first-roboticsScott Stapp - Team 5084 - https://www.thebluealliance.com/team/5084Kevin Carstensen - Team 4776 - https://www.thebluealliance.com/team/4776Kyle Albrecht- Team 3536 - https://www.thebluealliance.com/team/3536

54mins

14 Sep 2018

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Episode #072 - AndyMark is Onboard for Rover Ruckus!

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Episode Description - In this episode, we speak with Danny who works for Andymark as an Engineer and ALSO is FIRST Alumni! Danny provides some background on how AndyMark prepares for FTC seasons each year. In addition, we talk about some of the offerings that AndyMark provides to FTC seasons no matter what the FTC game is. With Rover Ruckus's announcement as to gameplay around the corner, Danny provides some sound advice on products that could be purchased now to prepare your team for the game!Interview -Danny Blau - AndyMark Engineer - www.sandymark.com/

38mins

30 Aug 2018