2017 Build Season - First FRC Team 1719 "The Umbrella Corporation" shows off some awesome devices on the 2017 competition robot awaiting the Steamworks district tournament!!!

 

2017 Build Season - First FRC Team 1719 "The Umbrella Corporation" having some fun with their competition robot for 2017 SteamWorks!

 

2016 Northern Virginia Districts - Team 1719 Masters The Art of the Outer Work Defense Breach - Team 1719 "The Umbrella Corporation" shows off its driving skills as it masters the art of breaching 8 of 9 Outer Works defenses (along with some pretty slick driving and ball handling!) at the 2016 North Virginia District Tournament.

 

2016 Northern Virginia Districts Finals - Baltimore's First Robotics FRC Team 1719 "The Umbrella Corporation" stormed the qualification rounds with a dominant mastery of the opposing teams' Outer Work defenses placing 12th out of field of 39 at the end of qualifications (see video from the qualification round just below). Ninth ranked Pan-tech Team 3872 moved up to become captain of the sixth alliance and selected Team 1719 as their first round pick. Rounding out this alliance was team 1123, AIM Robotics. Here are some of the highlights of the Quarterfinals (where this alliance swept the best of 3 series 49-48 and 96-92) and Semifinals (where they won the first match, but in spite a valiant effort, fell to a come back rally from a very strong opposing alliance of teams 1629, 1731, and 5338). Congratulations to Team 1719 for an amazing 2016 season!

 

2016 Northern Virginia Districts Qualifications - Baltimore's First Robotics FRC Team 1719 "The Umbrella Corporation" Congratulations to FIRST FRC Team 1719 "The Umbrella Corporation" for a job well done in the qualification rounds of the 2016 North Virginia FIRST Robotics FRC District Tournament! Please feel free to see Team 1719 in the Finals from this competition just above.

 

2016 Northern Virginia Districts - Thanks to Triple Helix 2363 for posting video to Semifinal 2, Match 1 of the 2016 Northern Virginia Districts! You can click here to see Semifinal 2, Match 2 or click here to see Semifinal 2, Match 3 as well.

 

2016 Northern Virginia Districts - Thanks to Triple Helix 2363 for posting video to Quarterfinal 4, Match 2 of the 2016 Northern Virginia Districts!

 

2016 Northern Virginia Districts - Thanks to Triple Helix 2363 for posting video to Quarterfinal 4, Match 1 of the 2016 Northern Virginia Districts!

 

2015 Virginia Regionals - During the Virginia Regional, we were successful in capping off stacks of one, two and even three totes (we are capable of four but the opportunity didn't present!) with recycle bins and hope to use lessons learned to continue our successful season into our home regionals, the Chesapeake Regionals. In our breakdown of “Recycle Rush”, we determined that the key limiting factor in the game was the number of recycling bins available to each side. Since these triple the value of the tote stacks, we decided to specialize in handling the recycling bins. The particular design features we have incorporated include front-and-back elevators to manage two bins at once and a telescoping, spring-loaded device for quickly harvesting bins from the step.  Although we can manipulate the totes as well, our strategy is to rely on alliance partners for building tote stacks while we focus on obtaining and positioning the recycling bins to maximize the score.  This year, we have instituted and continue to apply techniques of engineering design, including extensive use of computer-assisted design (CAD), formal student-led design reviews for major sub-systems, and continuous quality improvement through post-season evaluation and review.

 

2015 Build Season - FIRST Team 1719 “The Umbrella Corporation” had an extremely successful 2015 Build Season. The particular design features we have incorporated include front-and-back elevators to manage two bins at once and a telescoping, spring-loaded device for quickly harvesting bins from the step.  Although we can manipulate the totes as well, our strategy is to rely on alliance partners for building tote stacks while we focus on obtaining and positioning the recycling bins to maximize the score.  This year, we have instituted and continue to apply techniques of engineering design, including extensive use of computer-assisted design (CAD), formal student-led design reviews for major sub-systems, and continuous quality improvement through post-season evaluation and review.

 

 

3D Printer- 2015 Build Season - Last year our team built a 3D printer from a kit with plenty of modifications. After a year of fine tuning and calibration, the printer is working great! and this year, plan to continue increasing use of 3D-printed parts on our team's production robot.

 

2014 Chesapeake Regionals - Fresh off a great showing in the Virginia Regionals, where FIRST Team 1719 "The Umbrella Corporation" placed 12th of 65 in the qualifying matches and was the captain of the 8th playoff coalition, the team moved on to the Chesapeake Regionals with high expectations and a seemingly functional kicker. In Chesapeake, as usual, Team 1719 showed its adroitness in ball control, maneuverability, passing and catching but unfortunately, the real play conditions were a bit too much for its kicking device to properly function. Thus, autonomous kicking and truss throws were not even attempted until the late matches. Nonetheless, the Chesapeake Regionals capped a great build season and regional experience for the team where the members learned much about teamwork, the design process and application of best engineering practices.

 

2014 Virginia Regionals - FIRST Team 1719, "The Umbrella Corporation" of Baltimore, based out of the Park School of Baltimore, with students representing 5 different high schools in the Baltimore area, had a strong showing in the 2014 Virginia Regionals, placing 12th of 64 in the qualifying rounds and going on to be the team captain on the number 8 alliance in the playoffs. The team finally went down in a valiant effort in the quarterfinals against the number-one seeded alliance. In spite having no functional kicker (although, fully functional before re-bagging the robot - look out Chesapeake!!!), the team showed great diversity in speed, defense, passing, catching from the human player and ball pick up. Congratulations to team 1719 for a great effort at the 2014 FIRST Virginia Regionals!

 

Aerial Assist Kicker Test - FIRST Team 1719, "The Umbrella Corporation" of Baltimore, tests its new and improved kicking device for the 2014 challenge, Aerial Assist.

 

 

2014 Build Season - First Team 1719, comprising 32 students from Park School of Baltimore, Dulaney High School, Owings Mills High School, Pikesville High School and Beth Tfiloh High School worked hard to complete their 2014 Robot in time for Bag and Tag day. The team looks forward to playing Aerial Ascent in upcoming Richmond and Chesapeake Regional Tournaments.

 

 

2013 Chesapeake Regionals - Congratulations to FIRST Team 1719 for a tremendous build season and success in the Washington and the Chesapeake Regional Tournaments.  The team goal in 2013 was to incorporate sound engineering principles, computer assisted design, and a structured "subteam" approach under the guidance of our "lead engineer" students and subteam captains and with the help of our strong mentors, into all phases of robot development through the design process, prototyping, blueprinting and production. Special thanks to our team sponsors, Waterjet Cutting of Indiana (who so expertly cut our parts directly from our CAD plans from aluminum sheet metal), TEDCF Publishing (www.trainingtutorial.com, who provided our team with superb training materials which enabled our students to master the fundamentals of Autodesk Inventor), The Lion Corporation (who as always, provided our team with our team shirts), Raytheon Corporation, The Park School of Baltimore, and Friends and Family of Team 1719. Our team was proud to advance this year to the semifinal rounds of elimination matches and to be honored with the Chesapeake Regional Gracious Professionalism Award. Special thanks to all of the mentors for their knowledge, guidance and support. 

 

2012 Build Season and Regionals - Congratulations to FIRST Team 1719, the "Umbrella Corporation" out of the Park School of Baltimore on a great 2012 season. This video contains highlights of the Team 1719's 2012 build season, Chesapeake Regionals where the team went all the way to the semifinals, losing a heartbreaker in the rubber game of a semifinal match and DC Regionals where the team placed fifth out of a field of 63 and captained the fourth seeded alliance in the championship rounds. 

 

2012 Chesapeake Regionals - FIRST Robotics Team 1719 had a very strong showing at the 2012 Chesapeake Regional First Competition held at the Baltimore Convention Center on March 8 through March 10, 2012. The robot's chassis was designed in Auto-CAD then cut using Waterjet technology by one of the team sponsors, Waterjet Cutting of Indiana. As the qualifying rounds progressed, the robot's performance in all aspects of the tournament (ball retrieval, shooting and ramp balancing) dramatically improved to where late in the qualifying rounds, Team 1719 became a dominating force. Team 1719 was chosen by Team 449 (The Blair Robot Project of Silver Spring, Maryland) as a first round draft pick, and joined Team 2534 (The Lakers of Boys Latin, Baltimore, Maryland) in a tremendous playoff run. The Alliance was dominant in the quarterfinals then in the semifinals lost a very close match.  

 

2012 Washington DC Regionals - Fresh off a very strong showing at the 2012 Chesapeake Regional First Competition, Team 1719 set their sights on the 2012 DC Regional FRC Competition held at the at the Washington Convention Center in March of 2012. After the first two of nine qualifying rounds, Team 1719 found itself in sole possession of first place with 8 championship points and a 2-0-0 record and having balanced alliance robots on the "coopertition" bridge two times. The team continued its strong showing throughout the nine qualification rounds, in third place after eight rounds and ultimately capturing fifth place at the end of the final qualification round. This "top eight" finish qualified Team 1719 to become a "team captain" which in turn allowed 1719 to lead the fourth seeded alliance. After selecting alliance partners, Teams 1389 and 2537, the Umbrella Corporation's alliance moved on to the Championship Rounds, where, after a valiant effort against some amazing competition, fell short in the quarterfinal rounds. Congratulations to Team 1719 on a great First FRC 2012 Season.