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  • Announcement: 5th Gear at FRC Competitions

    The FIRST FRC Match Simulator, 5th Gear, had its first appearance at the 2008 NASA/VCU Regional in Richmond, Virginia. This year, after being released publicly mid-build season (http://thinktank.wpi.edu/article/141), 5th Gear will be appearing as an exhibit at several regionals. At each of these exhibits, attendees will be able to play in simulated 6 player Lunacy matches. At some of the exhibits, top-scoring teams might even earn a trophy or other prize... Make sure to work on your 5th Gear skills!

    In addition, a group of WPI students participating in an Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) are are researching the implications of the 5th Gear simulator on the FIRST community, including surveys on different competition formats. By participating in these surveys and sending in your feedback, you can help shape future offerings of 5th Gear. For more information, contact [email protected].

    The following regionals are confirmed to be offering a Lockheed Martin (LM) and/or WPI sponsored 5th Gear exhibit:

    2/26/09-2/28/09
    (LM) Washington DC Regional

    3/5/09-3/7/09
    (WPI) Boston Regional

    3/12/09-3/14/09
    (LM) Dallas Regional
    (LM) Florida Regional
    (LM) Peachtree Regional

    3/19/09-3/21/09
    (LM and WPI) Chesapeake Regional
    (LM) NASA/VCU Regional
    (LM) Philadelphia Regional

    3/26/09-3/28/09
    (WPI) Connecticut Regional
    (LM) Microsoft Seattle Regional

    Others are in the planning stages, and will be announced as they are confirmed.

    If your regional isn't on the above list, it's not too late to organize your own 5th Gear exhibit! All you need are a few laptops and a few volunteers. To find out more, look at this article: http://thinktank.wpi.edu/article/146
    5th Gear: FIRST Robotics Match Simulator
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    Lockheed Martin Employee

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    Re: Announcement: 5th Gear at FRC Competitions

    This just in: The WPI team will be putting on an exhibit at the BAE Granite State Regional, which occurs 2/26/09 to 2/28/09.
    5th Gear: FIRST Robotics Match Simulator
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    Lockheed Martin Employee

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      Re: Announcement: 5th Gear at FRC Competitions

      Adding two more exhibits:

      3/26/2009 - 3/28/2009
      (LM) SBPLI Long Island Regional
      (LM) Colorado Regional
      5th Gear: FIRST Robotics Match Simulator
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      Lockheed Martin Employee

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