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!

Galactic Bowling on the 17th of January!

Join us yet again at Spare Time bowling this Sunday!spare time yo

Jan. 17th 2016

$12.00 for entry + shoes

Team 172! For each person you bring, you get one fundraising hour, so bring everyone!

Their website!

We are going to the Battle of the Bay

65385f_91b61f21167d4b639fa9c346f1871007.jpg_srz_p_584_784_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzBattle of the Bay:

Nov 14th/2015

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Prospect Mountain High School

Alton,NH

http://www.frc319.com/#!battleofthebay/aboutPage


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.

Cosmic Bowling Fundraiser!

venueimage_11259_7067

Cosmic Bowling:

Nov 10th 2015

10:00 pm to 12:00 am

Sparetime Bowling Portland

 $12.00 includes shoes

No school Wednesday

Come join the fun! And help support team 172!

http://sparetimeentertainment.com/portland

 

BonTon Coupon Booklet Fundraiser

You can help support Team 172 and get some great shopping deals by purchasing a BonTon Community Days Coupon Booklet!

Purchase a Community Days coupon booklet and save on great products while supporting your community! Plus, use your coupons on 100’s of Bonus Buys, November 11th to 14th. While supplies last.

Click here to get your booklet today!

 

2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Teaser Video

Thank You, Lanco!

IMG_1048

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.

FIRST Championship 2015

FIRST-CMP2015-AppButtonWe’re going to Worlds!

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 “Carver” division.

Programming Team Progress – Week 5

The programming team met on February 3, 5 and 6. Some students are working on code at home outside of our normal meetings.

We do not have tablets we need to test on. This is not yet blocking the team as we can continue developing the software and testing on the android simulator. We will need the actual devices for final testing.

The chassis with the roboRio and Talons is now functional. The code was missing calls to motors, though. The roboRio and chassis will be transitioned to LANCO for the parts to be re-purposed.

Next week we will assign subsystems for developers to write for the 2015 robot.

Some wheels do not drive in a predictable manner.

The spread sheet parser is complete.

We will continue to write code for the subsystems of the android application (initial database schema definition) and then start new code (blue tooth server, blue tooth client).