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Bowling Tournament & Fundraiser 10.14.12

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We had a great time at our first annual Bowling Tournament, held October 14 at the AMF Lanes in Shrewsbury. We got lots of support from our team, families, and friends, as well as Team 467 – Shrewsbury Robotics! Everyone had a blast, and we raised a fair amount of money. Thanks to everyone who came and can’t wait to see you all at the next one! Check out our photos below! All photos taken by Marcus Fletcher and Kim Berry.

Jarred showing good form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cool panoramic view

 

 

 

 

Team 467, Shrewsbury Robotics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Bowling in Style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaulks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our full group

 

 

 

Fall Update

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Hi my name is Tyler Chaulk. I am a senior on team 157 and this will be my fourth year with the team. In my experiences I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of our FIRST team. From spinning robots (too soon?) to semifinals to even building robots at 12am to meet deadlines, I have (almost) seen it all. However, even with all the 19 years of experience we have much to catch up on! We are currently taking the baby steps to make our program stand out and become the superpower we can be.

Led by three amazing class of 1999 graduates, we are starting to reach out to not just the community but other FIRST teams as well. Since the beginning of the year we have attempted to outdo ourselves to show off our program even more than ever before.

It all began on August 28, at the freshman activities fair. This is a day when the class of 2016 goes around to every room to see all the different extracurricular activities Assabet has to offer. Armed with a small room, 5 minutes, a small group of kids, flyers for the mixer we planned, and a mind full of things to say, we did our best to advertise our program with the time given. We tried our hardest to turn some heads towards our program to get the incoming freshman interested in robotics. We made sure of it when the freshmen saw us in the auditorium with our robot armed and ready for them to play around with. We let the kids operate our shooter and get a hands on experience of what it was like to operate a robot as well as get a Rebound Rumble t-shirt. Surprisingly enough, the next day people were wearing the robotics shirts which was awesome! Overall it was a fun experience for everybody and it will be something we plan on doing for many years to come.

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Applefest 9.15.12

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This weekend was Applefest – a local fall festival that our school always participates in. This year we asked if we could join them and they were happy to have us! We even got to hang out with Team 1100 – The T-Hawks. It was fun to see them and see their setup. They actually had a fun remote control car (think old big wheels) that they drove around the festival. Oh and we couldn’t have asked for nicer weather. Even thought we didn’t have our robot running (no power, and not in a great location – had we tried, we would have ruined the wheels to the point that we could no longer run it in our gym or cafeteria), the kids did a great job in explaining how our robot worked and we got some nice foot traffic. We have 3 more festivals coming up this fall and we’re excited!

Here’s our day in photos!

All set up, first thing in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zak explaining how the robot works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We even had plenty of adults interested in our robot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practicing Gracious Professionalism with the T-Hawks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The T-Hawks talking to Tyler and Zak about our robot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn and Tyler chatting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler helping kids pull the ball up through the rollers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler explaining to the kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a great day – all our photos are on our Facebook page!

Labor Day Parade 9.3.12

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We were fortunate to be invited to participate in the Labor Day Parade in Marlboro today by Raytheon, one of our major sponsors. They are celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, and asked us if we’d like to join them – and while it was last minute, the answer was a resounding YES! We had a fantastic turnout and a lot of fun – not to mention fabulous weather.  We’re already talking about the thought of possibly doing a float next year so we can have the robot in the parade with us too!

Check out the photos!

Waiting for the shuttle to take us to the start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ava & Melanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerrie and Kiana showing off the new banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chatting with Jim McGrath from Raytheon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The girls posing with one of the clowns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All wrapped up in Robotics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the Humvee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking in the parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More parading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigs, Kerrie and Tyler carrying our awesome banner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for having us, Raytheon!

Freshmen Activities Day 8.28.12

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Last Tuesday was the first day of orientation for incoming freshman at Assabet, and we were on hand to help out! For the morning, our students had a room where the freshmen circulated in and out of and we gave about a 5 minute presentation about our team and handed out fliers for the upcoming mixer on the 18th. Later that afternoon we got to do a full demonstration in the auditorium, and even had some of the freshmen come up and take a turn shooting the robot, which earned them t-shirts! Lo and behold, some of them wore the t-shirts to school the next day! Hope this bodes well for recruiting – I guess we’ll see!

I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story. 🙂

Dan, Amy, Melanie & Ava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenting to a group of freshmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watching the short film about our team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting up for the demo in the auditorium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn rocking the cape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the following day – wearing our shirts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re hoping to see many of these freshmen at our mixer on September 18 and hoping they’ll join us for the 2012-2013 build season!