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Some Season Numbers and Don’s Retirement

Jul 19, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.




I did the math FIRST Robotics Competition

2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Season Numbers (excluding off-season events)

Total Cargo scored in qualification and playoff matches: 229,562

Total Panels scored in qualification and playoff matches: 155,866

Total Matches played (all types, including practice): 20,941

Pneumatic solenoids used: 13,550 on 2659 robots (~71% of robots)

Match videos published by FIRST: 6,802

Minimum number of cameras used: 5,077 cameras through the roboRIO on 2,886 robots

Highest unpenalized score: Blue Alliance, FIRST Championship - Houston, Einstein Match 14 Score 141

Percent of teams using at least one CAN controller: 64

Percent of the time that the Number 1 Alliance won the event: 55 (followed by the Number 2 Alliance at 21)

Number of times Alliance 8 beat Alliance 1 in Quarterfinals: 15 (including 3 times at FIRST Championship on Archimedes, Tesla, and Roebling)

Fastest Cycle Time: FIRST in Texas District Dallas Event Qualification Match 55 at 05:04.7


Don Bossi Retirement

ICYMI, Don Bossi, President of FIRST, will be retiring from his position sometime before June 30, 2020. You can read the details here. Don has been a tremendous leader of FIRST, advancing our mission while making many friends in the community. We will miss him greatly! At the same time, we look forward to our continued success under new leadership, building on Don’s hard work during his more than six years as President.

If you would like to drop Don a note, I’m sure he’d love to hear from you! You can send your thanks, well wishes, and other thoughts snail mail to Don at FIRST, 200 Bedford St, Manchester, NH, USA, 03101.



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