Please join the Quincy Public Schools HYPER Robotics Team, HYPER Alumni and HYPER supporters for the annual FRC Kickoff. The webcast will be from 10:30 to 11:30. We would love to have you join us as we embark on another season!
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
NE FIRST Page: nefirst.org/portfolio/boston-district/
View the webcast: twitch.tv/nefirst_blue
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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A special “thank you!” to Luke Vu (Team HYPER Alumnus) for taking our 2016 Season Team Photo at our kickoff event this morning.
The big moment is almost here! January 9, 2016 @ 1030AM the kickoff stream goes live for the 2016 FRC game. Watch below or here (if the embedded stream isn’t working). We’ll be taking the 2016 team photo as well, so remember to wear your team shirt (or a blue/orange shirt if you’re a rookie and don’t have a team shirt yet).
Tonight (October 14, 2015) at 9:00PM the 2016 FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) Season Teaser will air on http://frcgamesense.com/. Check it out!
We’re registered for our 2 districts events for the 2016 FRC Season!
And of course we hope to be competing in the NE District Championship April 13-16, 2016 as well!
More info during the 2016 FRC Season…
The Northeastern Competition’s practice matches started with a victory for Team HYPER. Our robot preformed well in the practice rounds. The ranked matches also opened with a bang where we enjoyed several nice matches including a wonderful round allied with Team 125. We peaked in both ranking and in our average.
Just before lunch, match 13 was replayed. We were up in match 16 right after lunch where due to a technical error resulted in that match being replayed at the end of the day. The next match we played was also marred by technical errors which resulted in yet another match being replayed at the end of the first day. In a sign of wonderful Copertition , Team Northern Force (#172) arranged their signs to spell out ‘hyper.’ On the field itself, Team HYPER kept a solid record of shooting for the golden totes.
Team HYPER had a wonderful fashion sense along with our dedicated spirit on the second day of competition. Something we needed when we replayed our third match. At this point, members of HYPER kept up a joke about how many times we had replayed matches.
While we were not in the Top 8 seeds, Team HYPER was selected as the second alliance member of the 4th seeded alliance. Mentioning one of our proud traditions, we took to creating an alliance name HYPER PATRIOTS FORCE. HYPER PATRIOT FORCE swept our first round of the finals with two dominating scores so high in fact that we entered the semi-finals as the top alliance. Unfortunately, our streak ended in the semi-finals when our score feel to the powerful first seeded alliance. Regardless, Team HYPER kept up our upbeat cheering and dancing.
The day was not over however when after a false start almost, we were awarded the Excellence in Engineering Award. Our Woodie Flowers nominee, Mr. Michael Gendron, was also recognized at the Northeastern competition.