On October 24, 2020, members of Team 5813 attended the virtual New Hampshire Governor's Cup Competition! The students hosted a fantastic presentation on the fantastic "brain pan" electronics board technique that freed up a lot of space on our 2020 robot. Additionally, we gave technical and non-technical presentations to the judges. In the afternoon, members and mentors participated in a FIRST trivia challenge. The game was intense, but student Brianna Meisser proved victorious! Mentor Julia Meisser and student Gabe Smith also performed exceptionally by placing 5th and 6th, respectively. During the award ceremony, we were thrilled to be receive "The CAD is Strong with This One Award" for our 2020 robot CAD! Morpheus had a great time preparing for and participating in this competition and cannot wait for our next event!
On September 12, 2020, Morpheus was honored to participate in yet another Aerospacefest, which was hosted by the McAuliffe-Shephard Discovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire. Throughout the day, we talked to participants about FIRST , FRC, and our team. It was great to discuss engineering and robotics with the community. We also demoed our 2016 robot, Goatnado! The Aerospacefest participants had a great time watching Goatnado take shots into the 2016 tower. At the end of the day, 5813 members got to observe a cool model rocket launch. Morpheus had a phenomenal time at the 2020 Aerospacefest and looks forward to working with the Discovery Center again in the future!
Today, Morpheus is proud to present a series of pictures created by one of our design mentors this spring. This project is called "A Glimpse Into Building an FRC Robot," and was completed by 5813 mentor and alum Daler Kang for his humanities practicum at college. The goal of the project is to give a glimpse into the processes and timelines behind the creation of a competitive FRC robot. He used 2016 prototypes, CAD models, and Goatnado itself to arrange the photos and used Photoshop to edit them.
FIRST announced today that the 2020 Infinite Recharge game will be replayed in 2021 (with some modifications to be announced at the 2021 Kickoff) for the FIRST Game Changers season! Team 5813 is excited about this news as it means that we will be able to play Infinite Recharge after all. Unfortunately, this means that FIRST will not be sending out fields for offseason (preseason?) events this summer or fall, so no one will get any time on the real field till next year.
Morpheus is looking forward to iterating on our 2020 robot to make it the best it can be for the 2021 season. As such, we will not be posting pictures and/or videos of our designs until next year.
Good luck to all teams!
FIRST President Larry Cohen announced today that the entire 2020 season has been suspended with the Championship events in Houston and Detroit being cancelled outright. Therefore, 5813's official 2020 season seems to be over. We are extremely proud of our 2020 robot and will continue improving for the 2020 offseason. A reveal video will be made and posted soon as well.
Tonight, an email was sent out to New England teams that stated that all events this week and next week have been cancelled. Unfortunately, this means the competition we were set to attend, the Northshore District Event, has been cancelled. We understand the decision and hope to compete at the Southern NH District and debut our 2020 robot in two weeks.
In compliance with FRC rules, this is the release of software components from 2019 that we might reuse in future years.
A compressed archive of the source code can be downloaded here.
On November 9, 2019, Morpheus competed at our 5th annual Battle of the Bay in Alton, New Hampshire. In our first qualification match, we successfully completed a double HAB 3 climb with Team 1922 (Oz-Ram). In all of our qualification matches, we focused on filling the cargo ship, completing one level of a rocket, and climbing to level 3. This plan proved successful as we won 4 of our 5 matches, earning us the 10th seed. In our final qualification match, we were also able to achieve a double HAB 3 climb with Team 501 (Power Knights). During alliance selection, we were excited to join our good friends on Team 4564 (Orange Chaos) on Alliance 5. We then selected Team 58 (Riot Crew) and Team 157 (Aztechs) to round out our alliance. With our alliance, we aimed to have a complete cargo ship, two complete rocket levels, and two level 3 HAB climbs. We ended up double-climbing with 4564 in four of our five elimination matches. This strategy also proved successful as we were able to overtake the formidable 4th-seeded alliance (led by our friends on Team 1729) in three hard-fought matches to advance to the semifinals. Once in the semifinals, we faced off against the 1st-seeded alliance, which was led by Team 133. We fought hard but were ultimately eliminated in two matches. Morpheus had a great time working with our alliance partners and hopes to work with them again soon! We would also like to congratulate Teams 133, 5687, 6762, and 172 on winning the event! Additionally, Morpheus would like to thank Team 319 for hosting yet another fantastic competition.
Now that the 2019 off-season has concluded, we look forward to the 2020 Infinite Recharge kickoff on January 4, 2020! See you then!
On October 26 2019, Morpheus travelled to Manchester, New Hampshire to participate in River Rage 23! At River Rage, we wore a Halloween Costume that consisted of custom "Cheesy Spoofs" shirts. During the qualification matches, we played a few different strategies and used our suction climb. We tried for a double climb with 78 (Air Strike), but ran out of time before we could get off the ground. During alliance selection, we were thrilled to be invited to join Alliance 2 by our 2018 Week 0 finalist alliance partners and friends on Team 78. Our other partner was Team 509 (Red Storm). For eliminations, our strategy was to have 5813 fill the right cargo ship, fill one layer of the right rocket, and climb; have 78 fill the left cargo ship, place a few other cargo, and climb; and have 509 play defense and park on level 1 of the HAB. Unfortunately, we experienced a few drivebase issues. Although we had issues, our alliance was still able to advance to the semifinals. In the semifinals, we finally pulled off our double climb with 78! We fought hard but ultimately were eliminated in the semifinals by Alliance 3, which consisted of our friends on Team 3467, Team 166, Team 1729, and Team 811. We were excited to be awarded the "Spookiest Team" costume award for our "Cheesy Spoofs" shirts. Morpheus would like to congratulate Teams 3467, 166, 1729, and 811 for winning River Rage 23! We had a great time competing with 78 and 509 and hope to work with them again soon. We would also like to thank Teams 131, 238, and 501 for hosting such a fun event! Our final off-season of the 2019 season will be Battle of the Bay 6, which is next month.
On October 16, 2019, we travelled to Peterborough, New Hampshire, to visit the workshop of our friends on Team 1729 (Inconceivable). We were thrilled to have the opportunity to practice with them and tune our vision systems on an accurate field. We practiced double-teaming a rocket and getting a double climb as well. Morpheus would like to thank Team 1729 for their hospitality and for the wonderful opportunity. We hope to work together more in the future!