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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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 musingsā€¦ 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.

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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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2016 Kickoff – FIRST Stronghold

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).

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