Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FTC 2011 Season Photos!

Here are some photos of our progress so far this year!

Friday, October 29, 2010

First two weeks!


We have many incredible ideas and some sound crazier than others. Like my team mate Carlos's idea "THE PLOWINATOR 3000" which is much like its tittle. Others idea like "DA FUNNEL" and " SCORPION" were also great but where shot down because of technical difficulties.


In our first week of robotics, the team members like me became familiar with the mechanics like: electrical wiring, and programing. We also got to pick what we wanted to do in the our extremely cool club we were broken down to three main groups, builders, programmers, and the communication.We all learned the safety procedures and what to expect from each group.

We thought of many other ideas like the ones mentioned earlier. eventually we all decided on some main ideas. The ideas where left to decide for week 2.


This week we tried to design an autonomous moder for our robot. We placed a light sensor and tried but the first time it was a failure. Our incredible team coach for the programmers came up with a few new ways to fix our previous issues. While we were doing that the building and communication teams began to work on some of the ideas from week 1. We are now just waiting for some parts that our other great coach has order for us. Stay posted for more of our blogs on this years game and our cool robot.

Also Team 251 would like to give a special thank you to Dan Ubinski for donating a wireless-g router and Steve Pendergrast of Pope John for some technical support on the samantha module.

- Doug Chen

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FTC Season has begun!!

The time has finally arrived! The new robotics season is upon us with a new challenge for our FTC team. The team had its first meeting last Thursday and they are already starting to solve this years game!

This years FTC game is called "Get Over It." The animation for this game can be viewed here .

Until further notice the FTC team will be having work sessions Thursdays and Fridays after school.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Robotics Competition 2010

This year's competition was quite an accomplishment for Team 1862, The Red Raiders of Cliffside Park. THrough all the struggles of a six week build period and a three day competition, the team ranked the highest we have in four years of attending the FIRST New York Regionals at the Jacob Javits Center.
This year's competition was a soccer game with a few extra twists thrown into it. The robots had the chance of obtaining extra points if they could hang from a metal bar above the field during the grand finale of each match.
During the alliance picking of the competition, Team 1862 was not called and did not make it to the finals. They placed 20th out of 63, which is a job well done. They did their best and worked hard through both the build period and the competition. It was a great season and hopefully next year it will be an even greater success!

To see photos of the event click the photo below!