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2018: Power Up
Beta Testing for the 2018 season
We were asked back to be one of the 2018 Control System Beta Testing teams and received upgrades to the LabVIEW & Java software for the robot control system in mid-October. Our objectives include creating a benchtop test hardware setup, testing extreme conditions and whatever else we can think of to stress the new system. We're responsible for recommending improvements to the user documentation, identifying software and hardware issues, making suggestions for adjustments, and complementing FIRST and suppliers on their improvements.
Included in the Beta testing this year was a new introductory brushless motor.
Hauppauge's Homecoming parade was on a bright sunny day this year. We took two older robots on the trailer, however, we neglected to check our batteries which turned out to all be almost completely discharged. Candy was distributed to the parade crowd by hand and by robot.
At Hauppauge on Saturday we tied a recycle bin to the Recycle Rush robot's elevator for trick-or-treaters to pick candy out of. The trick or treaters at our high school's pre-Holloween indoor/afternoon celebration attempted to throw a nerf basketball into the recycling can from Recycle Rush, while the Rebound Rumble robot also collected the missed balls from the floor and made shots of it's own.
Half Hollow Hills Invitational
This one was on the third Saturday of November. Another fun off-season competition where lots of team members got the opportunity to drive our last season's robot in competition.
Gershow Aluminum Donation
Gershow held their annual donation to Long Island teams on Saturday, December 9. It began to snow, but 15 teams got there anyway before noon to beat the snow accumulation. Gershow sets aside 5 or so 4'x4' bins of scrap aluminum for the teams to pick through for valuable robot raw material.
LaserTag Fundraiser/Team Building
The night before Kickoff we have a Laser Tag event as a combination fundraiser/team building. See Mr. Kraft to get your tickets and bring friends and family, too!
We will compete at a record three Regionals events for the first time this season!
- The inaugural Central New York Regional
- The Tech Valley Regional
- The SBPLI Long Island Regional
- Fall Meetings
- Homecoming Parade
- Safe Halloween
- Kickoff Field
- The Build Season
- Central NY Regional
- NY Tech Valley Regional
- SBPLI Regional
- Zebra Technologies demo visit
- HIA Trade Fair
- Post Season, e.g., year-end party