A sporting weekend

It’s been a while since we had a sporting recap, so here goes:

Soccer :: Heart of Midlothian

Screenshot of Scottish Premiere League Table

A look at the league table really tells you all that you need to know.  This has been a great season for Hearts.  The welcoming home to Tynecastle of Jim Jeffries as Manager along with cult hero Rudi Skacel and now prodigal son Andy Webster is making Hearts very comfortable in 3rd.  Add to that a big burly center forward in Kevin Kyle, a dynamic young winger in David Templeton, and a goalkeeper who has saved all three penalties he has faced this year adn it’s a good time to be a […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:12-05:00February 19th, 2011|Categories: Personal|Tags: , , |1 Comment

A Great Day of Robotics in New Jersey


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Yesterday, we started early (5:30am at the high school) and took a small, crack team down to Bridgewater, New Jersey to compete in their invitational the Bridgewater-Raritan Battle Royale.

In many ways the point of the trip was to bring back the field for our tournament next week, but not only did we compete, we won!

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By |2015-02-22T04:52:31-05:00June 6th, 2010|Categories: Robotics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Where is Wolcott?

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on June 5th Team MAX 1071 will be hosting the Where Is Wolcott Invitational.  This is an opportunity for FIRST Robotics to come and compete at this year’s game Breakaway in a slightly more relaxed environment.

We have a great time hosting the event and we add some fun twists.

One of these is having a “Mentor Team”.  Team GUS is very generously letting old fogies use their spare robots and mentors from any team can sign up to take on the students.  If you are interested, sign up here.

If you’ve never been to a robotics even, then you […]

By |2015-02-22T04:52:06-05:00April 30th, 2010|Categories: Robotics|Tags: , |2 Comments

Alive and Kicking

As you can see, our robot (at least the beta one, this year we are building two so we have one to practice with after the other is shipped, and the production one doesn’t have its wheels on yet) is kicking nicely!

I is so exciting to see the student’s ideas turned into reality by some amazingly talented engineers.

:: Justin ::

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By |2016-11-03T04:24:33-05:00February 6th, 2010|Categories: Robotics|Tags: , |0 Comments

Robotics so far

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We are now about half way through the FIRST Robotics six week long build season.  For those of you whose life does not revolve around such things, here’s a quick reminder:

The team (MAX1071 in this case) has six week to build a robot to play this game:

After a lot of thinking and a lot of work, this is where we have got to so far:

We’ve built a kicker which can now at the press on a button (or the touching of two wires) kick a soccer ball the length of […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:34-05:00January 30th, 2010|Categories: Robotics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lunacy in action

robotics season of the first invitational tournament.

Sunday was the first invitational tournament of this robotics season, a chance to try out your design and see what everyone else is up to.

Team Max.

Going by what I saw, Team Max has a great design as well as a great team (and some very cool shirts!)

Brockie's T shirt

Much, much more as the tournaments hot up!

:: Justin ::

By |2015-02-22T04:39:56-05:00February 15th, 2009|Categories: Robotics|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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