Robots by the C
Unveils new logo at USFIRST Kick Off Event
The Manchester Essex Regional High School Robotics team attended the US FIRST ( For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Kick Off Event in Manchester N.H. last Saturday to receive this year's challenge."Logo Motion" is this year's challenge.
"LOGO MOTION™ is played by two competing alliances on a flat 27’ x 54’ foot field. Each alliance consists of three robots. They compete to hang as many inflated plastic shapes (triangles, circles, and squares) on their grids as they can during a 2 minute and 15 second match. The higher the teams hang their game pieces on their scoring grid, the more points their alliance receives." (usfirst.org)
The team returned to school around 1:30 p.m. to start a brain storming session of ways to design and develop strategy to build a new robot to complete this year's challenge. They will be meeting seven days a week now to get ready for the regional competition at Boston Universities Agganis Arena April 7th - 9th.
Up to this point the team has been getting organized, fund raising and creating a new team logo. Numerous discussions and design ideas were bounced around at the weekly meetings for the new logo. In the end the best of all the ideas were collected and given to an Art Honors Society student Amanda Ryan who put all the ideas into one. She came up with a sketch of the logo and then it was given to Good Harbor Graphics to format it to Adobe Illustrator. It was truly a group effort.
The team is assisted by an advisor and mentors. The team is funded by donations from The Spaulding Trust, The Hooper Fund, parents and local supporters.
The Manchester Essex Regional High School Robotics Team has been meeting weekly to start off a new season. Interest has gained momentum and more students have joined this year's team. They have been focusing on a new team logo, (soon to be unveiled), and fund raising. The new robotics challenge won't be revealed until January 8th at the USFIRST Kickoff Event at UNH Manchester N.H.( Website: usfirst.org)
The team is working hard to try and raise money in order for them to be able compete in this year's competition. Team members displayed last year's robot in front of Dunkin Donuts last week and wants to thank all the interested people who stopped by and made a donation for this coming year. They also want to thank Captain Dusty's who donated dollar off coupons to give to those who donated to the team. Last Saturday the team sponsored a video game competition at the high school and a bake sale is planned for Dec. 8th at the school for students on an early release day.
Thanks also go out to the Spaulding Education Fund and the Hooper Fund who are supporters of Robots by the C. Thank you to all who have donated !
Please visit the robotsbythec.com website for information about the team.
We need your support. Due to an unexpected accounting update the team is not as well funded as we thought so your support is even more necessary this year. Donations can be made to MERHS Robotics Team 36 Lincoln Street Manchester, MA 01944 or MERHS Robotics Team c/o Pam Scarafoni 5 Allen Avenue Manchester, MA 01944
Robots By The C is proud to announce Halo Reach Tournament 2010! We are hosting a Halo Reach Tournament on November 13. Teams of four will face off in intense games of capture the flag. Games will last a tense fifteen minutes and whoever has the more flags captured at the end will be declared the winner. Teams will face off relentlessly in seeding rounds until the top four teams are declared. These four teams will face off final four style to decide the grand champion.
Interested In competing? SIGN UP NOW! We guarantee hours of play time and competition regardless of skill level.
Or, just come to spectate and enjoy hot food, cold drinks, and delicious bake sale goods.
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The tournament will be even more awesome than this!
Our fundraiser was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came; we all had a great time.
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