Author Archives: piddlesgal

Our Robot, PT-109

Throughout the season, you’ve seen photos of the development of our design. Here’s the final (for now!) product that we’ll be taking to the East Super Regional this week. (Anyone scouting, take note!) All of our information is on our team … Continue reading

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Microsoft Danbury Demo

Today 2 members packed up PT-109 and kitten-bot, and hosted a demonstration at the Danbury Fair Mall inside the Microsoft Store. We had a great time presenting to the shoppers. One family already had heard of FIRST, and are planning to … Continue reading

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This Week: A Recap

In preparation for the Super Regional, we’ve started the crunch time early (so maybe we won’t be sleep deprived by the time the tournament comes)! On Thursday, we met to refine our autonomous program. Our previous mode involved rolling off … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Today we met to decide the course of our future! After careful thought, we have agreed on withdrawing our spots in the New York/ Long Island and New Jersey Regional Championships. This way other teams may … Continue reading

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Empire NY Regional Championship

“Science isn’t in a vacuum, it has value” -Dr. Iris Pagan, Opening Ceremonies Yesterday we kicked off the championship season at the Empire NY Championship at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus. We had a tremendous showing! With great partners, we were … Continue reading

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The Calm Before The Storm

This is it, folks! Our last weekend before the championship season. :O Today we held an open field day with teams 18 Techno Chix and 8699 The League of Extraordinary Roboticists. We and the Chix are working towards the Empire … Continue reading

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Lower Hudson Qualifying Tournament

Yesterday we went to compete at the Lower Hudson Qualifying Tournament hosted by team 9094 EDISON Robots at Yonkers Riverside High School. We had a great day of competition, coming out of qualifying matches with a record of 2 loss, 2 … Continue reading

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Bionic Brouhaha II: The Second One Recap

After a long time of preparing, yesterday, January 10th, brought us the Bionic Brouhaha II: The Second One Mid Hudson Qualifying Tournament for the Empire NY Region. We could not have asked for a better tournament event! 21 teams from the Empire, … Continue reading

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How To Tournament: A Guide

Happy New Year everyone! For some of you, like 9541 Xeno Gaels, there are but 9 days until a tournament. On January 10th, we will be hosting Bionic Brouhaha II: The Second One. This will be 9541’s first-ever tournament, so to … Continue reading

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2014 in review

This year was fairly momentous for the Bionic Gaels. In January, we hosted our first ever tournament. In February, we qualified for the East Super Regional. In March, we were on the Winning Alliance of the Connecticut State Championship…. Well, if … Continue reading

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