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17
Oct

FIRST Lego “teambuilding” leads to …

For those of you who LOVE our evenings building all the parts for the Bash@TheBeach FIRST Lego Robotics Competitions we hold ... here's your dream job!…

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29
Apr

Getting started again

Will they go for the high goal? Holding my breath!

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02
Apr

Ready for our Next Outing in Hartford

Wishing good luck at the Midwest Regional to Tick Alum Tim Wilczynski mentoring Team 111 - WildStang!

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General Motors Industrial Design Award - Waterbury 2016
07
Mar

Industrial Design Award

Our first outing of the season and we reached the quarter finals in 7th picking place.  We teamed with the Uberbots and FullMetal Falcons and after…

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05
Mar

Our Second Match …

Breached rough terrain and chevalier de frise!  

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05
Mar

First match set up

O Red alliance won Qualification Match #2 -- 67 - 15  

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08
Feb

Robot is starting to take shape…

 The system works - our students are making parts with guidance and oversight of mentors!

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08
Feb

Manufacturing Parts with the Plasma Cutter

The Plasma Cutter in Action - Manufacturing Parts for our 2016 Robot    

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06
Feb

Busy Ticks Making Progress – Feb 3-4

  A Productive Week with plenty of Student  Activity!            

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31
Jan

Holding Strong at the end of January

With 23 days remaining in the 2016 Build Season, the Team is holding strong to this year's mantra of designing FIRST. Physical prototyping has been minimized but ideas…

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24
Jan

Short Week – Productive Design Work

With Mid-term Exams and a Saturday snow closing, our work week was compressed, but we are making progress with our student-led, strategy-based design process and defining our programming needs.…

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10
Jan

Stronghold Strategy Mats for Scouting

http://236technoticks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016_FRC_Strategy_Mat.pdf Thanks to Team 701!

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13
Sep

St Louis Ringside Seat for the Stack

Just getting in the mood for Bash@thebeach - our off season event and a last outing for the Cat in the Hat.  

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19
Apr

Honored to meet Dr Woody Flowers

Some of our Freshman got the chance to meet Dr. Woody Flowers.

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31
Mar

Techno Ticks meet Governor Malloy and qualify for FIRST North East Regional Championships

Team 236 the Technoticks qualified this weekend for the North East Regional FIRST Robotics Championships to be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute April 9-11th. The team…

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05
Feb

TBT – The Elf on the Shelf

So getting our team into one place to get a full team photo is practically impossible. In this photo the whole of the front row have…

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09
Jan

2005 Robot Showcase

The game for the 2005 season is played on a 27' wide by 52' long playing field with the 9 goals configured in 3 x 3…

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09
Jan

2004 Robot Showcase

The game for the 2004 season requires robots to collect and pass 13” balls to the human player to then shoot them into fixed and moveable…

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09
Jan

2003 Robot Showcase

The game for the 2003 season required robots to collect and stack plastic storage containers on their side of the playing field. The location of the…

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09
Jan

2002 Robot Showcase

Each 2 minute match began with the 24’ x 48’ field broken up into 5 zones and set up as follows. Four robots start on the…

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09
Jan

2001 Robot – “Duncan Hines” (for it, dunking the ball was a “piece of cake”)

Four teams worked together as one alliance to try to achieve as high a score as possible in each match. Points were scored by placing balls…

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09
Jan

2000 – “Gracie”

Four teams, paired in two alliances, competed in each match. An alliance scored points by placing balls in their goal, and by positioning their robots in…

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09
Jan

1999 – “The Tick”

Points were scored by positioning “floppies,” robots, and the “puck” on the playing field. Floppies were light weight, pillow-like objects with Velcro-loop material located in the…

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09
Jan

2008 Robot Showcase

In the 2008 game, “FIRST OVERDRIVE®,” students’ robots were designed to race around a track knocking down 40" inflated Trackballs and moving them around the track, passing them either…

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09
Jan

Team of 2008

Student members of 2006 team (36): Tom Abraham, Evan Anway, Daniel Bagdorf, William Bagdorf, Ashley Beckman, Elene Birch, David Brown, Stephen Burke, Clare Conniff, Anne Fairfield-Sonn,…

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09
Jan

2008 Robot Showcase

In the 2007 game, “RACK ‘N’ ROLL,” students’ robots were designed to hang inflated colored tubes on pegs configured in rows and columns on a 10-foot high…

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09
Jan

Team of 2007

There were 36 student members of the Student members of 2007 team (36): Tom Abraham, Evan Anway, Daniel Bagdorf, William Bagdorf, Ashley Beckman, Elene Birch, David…

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09
Jan

Team of 2006

Student members of 2006 team (36): Tom Abraham, Evan Anway, Daniel Bagdorf, William Bagdorf, Ashley Beckman, Elene Birch, David Brown, Stephen Burke, Clare Conniff, Anne Fairfield-Sonn,…

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09
Jan

Team of 2005

Student members of 2005 team (38): Tom Abraham, Daniel Bagdorf, William Bagdorf, Anne Fairfield-Sonn, Barton Linderman, Cecily Faenza, Chris Lehrman, Christina Norman-Gohn, Clare Conniff, Dana Meinke,…

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09
Jan

2014 Motorolla Quality Award

Congratulations to Team 236 for winning the Motorola Quality Award for Robostness in Concept and Design. The judges cited in particular the Swan Arm and Pick-Up Mechanism.…

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08
Jan

Team of 2014

Students, Teachers and Mentors, they’ll all be here soon (when we catch up with them) … the Technoticks Team 236 of 2014. We know that not…

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07
Jan

CT Qualifier – Hartford 2014

It was a great day at Hartford and Team 236 won the Motorolla Quality Award ... Go Ticks!

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07
Jan

Chairman’s Award

Each team that is honored with the Chairman's Award at the First Championship joins the First Hall of Fame Team 236 won this award in 2009…

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