Upcoming Competitions

Come see us at these upcoming competitions for FIRST Steamworks 2017.

South East Mass Competition Event – March 11-12, 2017
Raynham High School at 415 Center St, Bridgewater

Pine Tree District Event – March 30 – April 1, 2017
Androscoggin Bank Colisée at 190 Birch Street in Lewiston, M

New England Championship – April 5 – 8, 2017
Whittemore Arena at UNH 128 Main St Durham, New Hampshire

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

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!