Register and Sign Consent Forms!

Team –

It is imperative that you sign up/log in with FIRST and sign their consent form.  Here are the steps:

  1. Go to firstinspires.org
    • if you have a profile, click Log In
    • If you are new user, select Sign Up
  2. Your parents have to complete the Youth User profile.  Once completed then steps 3 to 5 become available.  
  3. Complete the school section which adds the school that you attend.
  4. Apply to your FIRST team.  Our program is FRC and the team is 69.
  5. Complete the Consent Form section.  


Year Three, Part Two

FIRST Memories

  • HYPER 69 gear on banner

Year Three musings continued…

(1) As I look back on those early years it amazes me to remember just how humble the beginnings of FIRST were. Here we were in our third year as a team which would have been the 7th year of FIRST and there were “only” 5 regional events in the entire country (Houston, Chicago, New Brunswick, NJ, Detroit and Manchester, NH) … these were followed up by the national championship at Epcot Center, Disney World. In 2017, we have more competitions available in New England than existed in the entire country in 1998.

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Year Three, Part One

FIRST Memories

  • 1998 HYPER Team Shirt

So here we are basically stuck with the knowledge that we love this program called FIRST (or, at minimum, can appreciate its value!) and we have just lost our sponsor. [and for those who don’t know, the program is expensive! – worthwhile, but expensive!]

Our QPS leader at the time was Dr. Angela Avery who coordinated all the chapter 74 programs for the Quincy Public Schools [automotive, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, culinary, etc.] and, as a result, she had contacts through the advisory committees of those programs. One of these contacts was with The Gillette Company, so she approached them and somehow convinced them that this FIRST program was a worthy investment of their resources. As a result, we managed to stay in the game for year three.

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FRC Steamworks Team Update 06

Team Update posted 01/27/2017

The sixth 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.

Pilots! Pay attention to the clarification on fully cranking a rotor, the turn counter will reset to 0 if you get distracted, don’t have 3 rotations, and come back to it later.

Read Team Update 06
Read Combined Team Updates


Student Portraits

As we try to do every year, we’ll be taking student portraits (to help mentors remember names, and for the student bios on the website) starting Sunday & Monday this week. Please try to bring team gear if you have it (shirt or sweatshirt) on those days. We’ll setup makeup days for anyone who cannot be here those days, later.

Thanks!