FRC Steamworks Team Update 04

Team Update posted 01/20/2017

The fourth 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.

Some edits to setting up the pits at competitions, more info on touchpads, and other competition info.

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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.


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.

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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.

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HYPER Workshop #2

As a reminder, this Wednesday we have the second part of our HYPER Workshop, to introduce team members to working with metal.
6:00 to 8:00 PM. ALL Team Members. HYPER Workshop.

Veterans, if you forgot to bring safety glasses from last year in the previous meeting, be sure to bring them on Wednesday.

Don’t forget to bring your bottlecaps! We’ll need them for the end product of the workshop.


2016 Boston District

Team HYPER heads back to BU’s Agganis Arena (location of the Boston Regional which started ten years ago) for our second District Event of the 2016 Season.

April 1-3, 2016

Boston University’s Agganis Arena
925 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

NE FIRST Page: nefirst.org/portfolio/boston-district/

View the webcast: twitch.tv/nefirst_blue


Bluefin Brainstorming 2016

A special THANK YOU to Bluefin Robotics for once again graciously hosting a mentor/engineering brainstorming and strategy session at their great facility right down the street in Quincy. We say “Team HYPER wouldn’t be possible without the help/support of [insert sponsors/students/teachers/alumni/parents here]” a lot, but with Bluefin, it really is true. Bluefin Robotics’ sponsorship of our team makes all our efforts possible.

It is always helpful to get a chance to sit down as a group of professionals/mentors and really dig into the nuances of this year’s game, building upon all the hard brainstorming work our students have been doing this first week of the build season. The additional minds and expert perspectives help us inform our decisions for building a great robot together. We can’t wait to bring back your ideas and feedback (and hopefully more of you!) to the robotics area and magically turn it all into a functioning robot.
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