Wed Jan 17th -Unfortunately we need to cancel robotics due to the weather.

Team 172,

Unfortunately, we need to cancel robotics due to the weather.

For those subteams that can work at home (design, programming), we hope that you can take advantage of this day off from school to get some robotics work done.  We are now in week 2 and still have a lot to do.

We are both working online this afternoon so if you have any questions, feel free to email.

Stay warm and safe,

Mrs Moutinho & Mr Kraljic

2018 Competition Season “8-Bit” Avatar Possibilities

     VS        OR    (rough draft)

Northern Force 172, what do you think of this POWER-UP 8-Bit avatar options?

Upcoming Competitions

Come see us at these upcoming competitions for FIRST POWER UP 2018!

NE District Worcester Polytechnic Institute Event

in Worcester, MA 01609, USA
March 1 – March 3, 2018

No matches yet. Check back after March 1, 2018.


NE District Pine Tree Event

in Lewiston, ME 04240, USA
March 22 – March 24, 2018

No matches yet. Check back after March 22, 2018.

Galactic Bowling!

spare time yoSunday, January 14th

Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Spare Time Portland & City Sports Grille, 867 Riverside St, Portland, ME

Details: Bowling $12
Bowling & Arcade $15
Bowling & Laser Tag $17
Bowling, Laser Tag & Arcade $20

Support Team 172 and earn 1-hour fundraising per guest!

ROBOT ROBOT ROBOT. Check out our robots.

WOWIE, robots are cool, but if you’re smart like me, you’ll want to see our progress. Click here to see our 2017.

 

FIRST Championship 2016

FIRST-CMP2015-AppButtonWe’re going to Worlds again!

Check out the FIRST Championship website for information about the event,
schedules, apps for iOS and Android, and more.

If you can’t make it to St. Louis, you can watch the competition streaming live!
We’re competing in the “Hopper” division.

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

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 of the robot, but it should not interfere with the building process. We are having a good day, except for Jacob, who drove his car off the road and also ran out of gas while he tried to get out of a ditch. And, of course, Teddy got that concussion a while back, so he’s not having a great time.

Patriots Raffle Winners!

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Congratulations to our two raffle winners: Bryndon Page and Flo Sutter! Have fun at that Patriots game!