Category Archives: Community

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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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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Festival of Trees Day 2

Today concluded our two day demo at the Ann’s Place Festival of Trees. We had a great day, and we were named an Honorable Mention in the robotics competition, with a total of 192 votes. We were better prepared for the knock … Continue reading

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Festival of Trees Day 1

Today we demoed at the Ann’s Place Festival of Trees (Christmas trees, and not deciduous trees, which took me several months to figure out), a wonderful fundraising event for the organization. Ann’s Place offers support to cancer survivors and their families, something we’re … Continue reading

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FIRST WIST Reflection

Today, one Bionic Gael (conveniently the social media leader) went to the FIRST Women in Science & Technology Forum at FIRST Place. I had an amazing time; in front of me were all of these women who had either made … Continue reading

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