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Website administrator, team programming & controls mentor. Lab technician at Eaton Computer.

Award Submissions

2019

WOW District Mentor of the Year Award Submission

 

Since entering FIRST alongside Team #3266 “Robots-R-Us” in 2010, Bob Unruh has become a staple of the FIRST Robotics community. For the past 10 years, he has not only been a mentor to our team, he has been a role model and a great friend. When starting the team in 2010 he opened his computer business’s doors to the team and helped provide the resources to build our first ever robot. Ever since his first year in FIRST, Bob has been there to lend a hand to anybody, helping build the community in many different ways. In 2013, his business helped sponsor the very first field for Ohio State Champs. Since then Ohio State Champs has evolved into WOW Champs, and while he no longer holds the position of event chair on the WOW FIRST Board, he still consistently volunteers his time at competitions.

One such way he does this is by working with event organizers to bring in his own A/V equipment and setup a broadcast for countless robotics competitions all across the area. These are including districts and championship events for both FTC and FLL events, and many off-season and regular season FRC events.

Bob’s mentorship didn’t just begin with FIRST, he was also largely involved in our local community before robotics came into his life. In 1996, he started a successful small computer business that has evolved into a cornerstone IT helpdesk for the greater Dayton area. Every year at Christmas time, with the help of the robotics team he holds a public holiday light show at his business for the entire community, highlighting robotics in Preble county. Thousands of cars visit the parking lot each year to watch the holiday show.

Throughout the years, Bob has grown with the team as a mentor. If students ever need help, Bob’s extensive knowledge is always there to help guide his team. He is a wonderful communicator with students, he is able to effectively elaborate ideas and guide the team, all while keeping a hands-off approach for the students to innovate on their own. This process doesn’t always lead to students building the best robot, but they end up having a one-of-a-kind experience of learning and growing as a team. His enthusiasm for FIRST has helped create something much bigger than his team or his business, he has helped shape OhioFIRST and the WOW community into what it is today.

2019 WOW FRC Championship Webcast

[Teams List] [Rankings] [Event Website]

[Qualification Schedule] [Playoff Schedule]

Pre-Competition Rankings



Match footage provided by FRC Team #48 “Team E.L.I.T.E.” and the FIRST Updates Now team.

2019 FRC Buckeye Regional Webcast

[Teams List] [Rankings] [Regional Website]

[Practice Schedule] [Qualification Schedule] [Playoff Schedule]

Event Schedule

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 5 Team reps to load-in and set up pits

Thursday, March 28, 2019

7:45 a.m. Remaining Teams – 5 team reps to load in and set up Pits
8:30 a.m. Pits, Machine Shop, Registration, and Inspection Open
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Driver’s Meeting, Field Open for Measurement and Calibration
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Practice Matches (Schedule)
8:00 p.m. Pits and machine shop close

Friday, March 29, 2019

8:00 a.m. Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Qualification Matches (Schedule and Results)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 5.45 p.m. Qualification Matches (Schedule and Results)
5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony (Awards)
7:00 p.m. Pits and machine shop CLOSE immediately following awards ceremony

Saturday, March 30, 2019

8:00 a.m. Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Qualification Matches (Schedule and Results)
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Alliance Selections (Rankings)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Playoff Matches (Schedule and Results)
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony (Awards)
6:30 p.m. Pits closed, Crates packed

Other Activities

Thursday, March 28th 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Scholarship Row
Friday, March 29th 12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. VIP Lunch
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Scholarship Row
Saturday, March 30th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jr. FLL Expo
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Scholarship Row
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FLL and FTC Exhibits


2019 FRC Miami Valley Regional Webcast

[Teams List] [Rankings] [Regional Website]

[Practice Schedule] [Qualification Schedule] [Playoff Schedule]

Event Schedule

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Load In and Set Up Pits

Thursday, March 7, 2019

7:45 AM – Load In and Set Up Pits

8:30 AM – Pits, Machine Shop, Registration, & Inspection OPEN

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Drivers Meeting, Field Open for Measurement & Calibration

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Lunch

12:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Practice Matches (Schedule)

8:00 PM – Pits & Machine Shop CLOSE

Friday, March 8, 2019

8:00 AM – Pits & Machine Shop OPEN

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Qualification Matches (Schedule & Results)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:45 PM – Qualification Matches

5:45 PM – 6:15 PM – Awards Ceremony

Pits and machine shop CLOSE immediately following the Awards Ceremony

Saturday, March 9, 2019

8:00 AM – Pits & Machine Shop OPEN

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies

9:00 AM – 12:15 PM – Qualification Matches (Schedule & Results)

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM – Alliance Selections (Rankings)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Playoff Matches

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Awards Ceremony (Awards)

6:30 PM – Pits CLOSED

Meet QUASAR! Our 2019 DEEP SPACE Robot

Game: Destination DEEP SPACE

Specifications

Status: Operable
Weight: 100lbs (approx.)
6WD, standard tank drive.

Drive Train

Speed: 12ft/sec (approx.)

2CIM ToughboxMini per tank

6in KOP wheels

Elevator

Speed: 4in/sec (approx.)

1CIM Versaplanetary Gearbox 50:1 Reduction

7.5″ pistons actuate the arms to an open/closed position

Position tracked via magnetic encoder

Climber

2 front actuators

2 rear actuators (7″ Bimba pistons with smooth “feet”)

Capable of HAB LV2 climb.

Sensors

Limelight Camera (purchase link)

Microsoft HD Lifecam-3000

Reflective sensors on bottom of chassis for tape tracking

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