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.

Opportunity for Fundraising Hours

There is one more great opportunity to get the rest of your fundraising hours. Just sell some Bon-Ton coupons! Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Find a selling partner (just two per shift)
2. Find an adult to be at your shift
3. Let Mrs. Moutinho know the date and time so she can register you
4. Pick up the display box, booklets, team poster, and start up cash the day before your shift
5. Look through the booklet so you are familiar with the coupons
6. During your shift, set up our display on a table by one of the entrances and ask customers as they enter if they would like to buy a booklet for $5.00. The team keeps 100% of the funds.

This will be taking place between Feb 8th to Feb 24th (Some of these days are vacation days and weekend days). And you can sign up for any of the following shifts:

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

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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.

Week 4 Programming Progress

The programming team met with the design team to help the programmers have a better vision on what they need to make for the 2015 robot.

 

RoboRio Team:

The team took last years prototype robot and began writing code so that the drive team could have another robot to practice with. The team has run into a code that complies, but does not run. It has given them an error that says there is “no joystick detected”. The new web based configuration tool rocks! The team was able to very quickly assign ids to talons and update firmware with it. The team has figured out that deploying code and debugging code on the roborio is much easier than with the crio. Next, this team wants to update the computers to have the same program on each and continually debug the code.

 

Legacy Chassis Team:

This team has found that the chassis is bricked, if they still want to get it driving it will need to be re-imaged/unbricked. Next this team will need to install the latest firmware to unbrick the chassis, they will also need to debug it to get another working chassis.

 

Scouting App Team:

They will be continually coding, up next they will finish the subsystems for the android application. They also need to start a new code for a blue tooth server and client.