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Edgar Allan Ohms News

This week, March 16-19, we to Florida A&M University to compete with more than 35 other teams from around Florida and the nation, in the Tallahassee FRC Regional. Game On: Rapid React! Most students on the Ohms this year are new to the competitive robotics experience but have thrown themselves fully into learning the skills necessary to build a complex machine capable of playing “Rapid React,” a high-tech game similar to basketball – which includes a high bar pull-up at the end!
We’re excited about this weekend’s new season kick off, and looking forward to a whole new game challenge with Rapid React! To nudge ourselves and any other interested teams into a more time constrained build, we’re hosting a Rapid React Scrimmage at AMRoC Fab Lab in Tampa on Feb. 26, from 10am to 3pm. We’ll have at least partial game elements set up on the full competition sized field, and are aiming to have field management system operational for game play.
If your team is tackling the Infinite Recharge at Home Autonomous challenges and is stuck or looking for some guidance, resources, and support, please join us online on Feb. 27 at 7pm for some live Q&A with FIRST Robotics Competition team 5276, the Edgar Allan Ohms and some of their mentors. The Edgar Allan Ohms has an exemplary team of programmers who successfully reverse engineered the FRC Field Management System over the summer, presenting to the Georgia FIRST Symposium on their project.
High School students interested in science, tech, business, web development, computer programming, design and more are invited to join our FIRST Robotics Competition team, the Edgar Allan Ohms! Drive a robot, learn about the tools and technology students use to design and build robots. Over $80 million in scholarships is available to students in our high school level program. No experience necessary! Advance registration required to abide by AMRoC Fab Lab COVID-19 Safety Protocols.
We feel honored to be presenting at the Georgia FIRST Symposium on September 12, at 10:15am. We’ll be talking about the Nevermore Field Management System we’ve been developing over the summer. The FIRST Robotics Competition Field Management System has been around for quite a long time, ensuring the safety and accuracy of each FIRST Robotics Competition match. But with the coronavirus outbreak this year, and more teams wanting to host low-cost year-round fields, we felt a more cost-effective alternative would be helpful.
While our season was cut short, our summer projects list is long. We’re still tentatively planning a modified summer scrimmage (pending improved COVID-19 trends -more details on that soon) and working on the Nevermore Field Management System for the AMRoC Fab Lab practice field. As we’ve started meeting somewhat regularly again, mostly online, and getting to know potential new members, we’ve decided to put the summer to good educational use, starting with a deep dive into AutoDesk Inventor.

Summer Scrimmage

Sun, May 10, 2020
Sometime in late summer 2020 , we hope to host a summer scrimmage at AMRoC Fab Lab. Called the Summer Resistance, we’re taking a different approach to things with a multi-week event that we hope will put some fun and excitement back into our virus shortened season. Plans are to host a modified rules event, with alliances of two playing on a practice game field on a full perimeter, with switch, color wheels, and goals, and a custom FMS.