We were put into the FedEx’s FIRST video!

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FedEx, a Strategic Partner and proud Sponsor of FIRST,

has submitted a video about FIRST into the Boston

College Film Festival at the Corporate Citizenship Conference.

Jason Baker and Traci Stubblefield from FedEx will be

presenting the importance of the FIRST mission to

the world during the conference.

Design Update

The design team is proud of itself for finishing up most of its work with a week to spare. Now we just need to print off our designs and send them to the mechanical team (which has already completed most of a chassis) and get them machined. We are still messing around with different methods of holding the ball inside … Continue Reading

New Camera For Our Robots!

2mp-hd-security-cameraFor the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition challenge, Stronghold, team Northern Force is planning to use an imaging system. This 2 Mega-pixel IP Camera has built-in infrared illumination and can operate over a range of high resolutions and frame rates which will be helpful in optimizing bandwidth with our software interface. At some point in the feature we hope to use the camera over wifi using an access point as explained in this wireless ip camera setup guide. Northern Force’s programming team is developing image-processing algorithms that will help the drive team target boulders at the opposing Stronghold tower!

Raffle for Patriots Tickets

2015-patriots-vs-titansHelp support Team 172 and get a chance to win tickets to a Patriots game!

Buy a raffle ticket and get your name in the drawing. Each of the two winners will get a ticket to the Patriots home game against the Titans. Drawing is on December 2nd.

Thank You, Lanco!

After over 10 years of support from Lanco, our team presented them with this plaque to show our appreciation. The picture shows two of our team members, Joe Moutinho on left and Max Abramson on right, with the president of Lanco, Edward J. Karabec.