We started designing and building prototypes for the cargo intake.
Prototyping, prototyping, and even more prototyping.... We're starting our first week strong with a bunch of prototype designs. We're super excited to see how all of our designs work!
We're testing out some pretty cool climbing and hatch intake prototypes!!
Check out this pretty cool hatch intake model made by one of our freshmen! Can't wait to see how it will work!
After months of waiting, we finally approached kickoff and the start of the 2019 season! We are all excited to start prototyping and planning for Deep Space! We wish all of the teams good luck and an exciting build season!
Preparing to watch the 2019 game animation!
We got right to work on Sunday building some field elements and prototyping
Who can build the tallest tower? We all faced the challenge of competing with one another in small teams to build the tallest tower with just twenty-five spagetti strands, a piece of tape, string, and whole bunch of marshmallows!
Everyone had so much fun!
Today we took a trip to Camp Rising Sun in Colebrook, CT. Camp Rising Sun is a camp that provides a nurturing environment to children who have faced diagnosis of cancer. We had the opportunity to demonstrate this past year's robot to all of the excited campers and teach them little bit about science with other cool activities.
The campers had lots of fun and we did too!
District Competition in Hartford
Our seniors were getting ready for our district competition in Hartford!
Getting those climbing points at the end of the game XD
New England Champs!
Our seniors posing for team dinner in Boston! We are so sad that they are leaving us but they will always be near to come an visit!
Today we made a few thank you cards to send to our sponsors. Each student personalized a card and wrote a little thank you note inside of them. We are so grateful to have sponsors; they are the only reason we are able to compete.
Today mentor Brendan from Comcast, one of our sponsors, provided the team with dinner! We enjoy welcoming our sponsors into our workshop to show them our accomplishments.
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Today we finished competing in our first 2018 competition in Waterbury. These past two days were filled with excitement, determination, and teamwork. This year's game, Power Up, involved a lot of strategy so we prioritized feeding cubes into the exchange and shooting cubes onto both of the switches. We were semifinalists alongside FRC teams 4097 and 3461. To add the cherry on the top of our successes this weekend, we won the district chairman's award, the most prestigious award in FIRST! We'd like to congratulate all of the teams that won awards at competition and wish everyone good luck on the rest of the season! See us next time at the NE District Hartford Event!
Introducing our 2018 robot Snapback!! This robot is by far one of the smallest that we will ever encounter in competition. Snapback was named after our cube intake because it "snaps back" as it intakes cubes and shoots them out. All of our hard work payed off but it could not have been done without the help of all of our sponsors and supporters. Thank you so much!!!