WOWIE, robots are cool, but if you’re smart like me, you’ll want to see our progress. Click here to see our 2017.
We’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.
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.
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
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.
Congratulations to our two raffle winners: Bryndon Page and Flo Sutter! Have fun at that Patriots game!
For 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!
Join us yet again at Spare Time bowling this Sunday!
Jan. 17th 2016
$12.00 for entry + shoes
Team 172! For each person you bring, you get one fundraising hour, so bring everyone!
Battle of the Bay:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Prospect Mountain High School
Help 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.