Weekend Agenda

Below are some times for specific events happening at this weekend’s meetings. Be sure to check the Build Schedule for the full meeting times for this weekend.

Programming Sub-Team Meeting (Friday 7:15pm)

The programming sub-team will be meeting tomorrow (Friday) at 7:15 PM. If you are interested in helping with the programming aspect of our team, please try to attend. Beginners are encouraged to attend!!!

Design Discussion (Saturday 1PM)

On Saturday, at around 1PM, Zach will lead a talk about the design of this year’s robot. Be sure to be there for this valuable discussion.

Students Traveling Meeting (Sunday 3PM)

If you are traveling, please try to be at Sunday’s meeting at 3PM. We will be discussing the expectations and requirements of HYPER travelers.


Canning Information

Before you go out canning on Thursday/Friday, I just wanted to share some details of how this process works:
Before Canning
  • Sign up for times on the sign up sheet.  If you would like to, you may now sign up for more that your original two hour shift.
  • Get official cans from Robotics.  If you do not have cans, you must come to tonight’s meeting to pick them up!  The cans have the official license from the city on them.
While Canning
  • Wear a smile and a good attitude.
  • Be ready to explain what our team is and what it does.
  • IF you have team gear, wear it!
  • Make sure you are there for your shift.
After Canning
  • Do NOT open your cans.
  • Keep your cans someplace safe and return them to Robotics as soon as possible.
  • A mentor will count your money and let you know how much you made.
Good luck with this fundraising opportunity!

Year Two

FIRST Memories

  • 1997 HYPER Team Shirt

One of my favorite robots for sure…and the year FIRST probably started creating new rules based on teams like ours…

One of the things you should notice here in my second musings is how, in the early years, our team gear changed from year to year and involved student created artwork. Recent alums are used to our professional looking Team HYPER shirts [more on this in future musings…] but the early years involved more student driven inspiration and changed from year to year. It helped that we also had lots of wall space in the CTE to draw on and create art…those days seem long gone.

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FRC Steamworks Team Update 03

Team Update posted 01/17/2017 12:50pm

The third Team Update has been published for this year’s game. Be sure to stay up to date with these, as they can add, change, or clarify rules to the game.

Anyone thinking of trying out for the Human Player (Pilot) position should pay attention to S07.

Read Team Update 03
Read Combined Team Updates


Year One

FIRST Memories

  • 1996 HYPER Team Shirt

…Oh, the memories…

Many years ago, I wrote a “Mr. Long’s Musings” for our website as the build season moved along and certain things caught my attention. Over the holidays prior to this FIRST season, I came across my stash of team gear that I have collected over the years and immediately wanted to use that gear to reinstate my musings… it may be simply that I am aging ungracefully and wish to live in the past, but it is equally likely that I wish to remember some age-old truths and remember/thank a few people along the way.

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FRC Steamworks Team Update 01

The first Team Update has been published for this year’s game. Be sure to stay up to date with these, as they can add, change, or clarify rules to the game.

Key piece of information in this one is the capacity of the two goals. 70 fuel for the low, 150 fuel for the high.

Read Team Update 01
Read Combined Team Updates