FIRST TEAM 236 The TechnoTicks "It's in your blood"

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 two competitive games we won 96 points and 94 points against the ultimate finalists.

Team 236 were honored to be awarded the General Motors Industrial Design Award which

celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively achieves the game design challenge. The design award is granted to the team that best achieves these aims while having a highly competitive robot.

This year’s robot was manufactured with the help of two new pieces of equipment funded by the Lyme Old Lyme Education Foundation.

In 2015 LOLEF awarded a $17,390 grant to the Technology and Engineering Department of Lyme–Old Lyme High School, home of Team236, for advanced equipment to complete a 21st century Maker Space. The new tools, a CNC Plasma Cutter and CNC Lathe, enabled students to cut and manufacture highly accurate parts, molds and prototypes for use in electronic vehicle design, passive solar energy machines, robotic components and more. This new equipment added tremendous value to the LOLHS Technology and Engineering Department.

As well as supporting the robotics program, the newly designed space provides the flexibility to maximize use of the equipment in a wide range of courses. Students experience the full engineering process, with design instruction integrated with the manufacturing process. Design, manufacturing, testing and evaluation are now performed with CAD (computed-aided design) in the adjacent computer lab. Students work and learn in a space similar (and in some cases superior to) labs in top engineering schools.

 

After the Snow … Jumping into Saturday Morning

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Mr. Derry Discussing Modifications to a Drawing with Laura Lee
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Alexis Updating a CAD file
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Ryan & Mr. Bozenhard Getting to Work
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Rose & Alexis Collaborating on Modifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Programming Team
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Mr. Trudeau and Avery Adding Detail to the Drawing

 

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Anna Making Parts for Prototyping
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Corey, Mr. Gripps and Andy working on the Plasma Cutter

Busy Ticks Making Progress – Feb 3-4

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Alexis at the Plasma Cutter
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Matt Wiring Controls

 

A Productive Week with plenty of Student  Activity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ryan & Griffin prepping field elements
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Alison & Mr. Derry — CNC Machining
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Heather, Sam and Aiden working on chassis prototype
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Ryan & Corey taking measurements

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 have continued to flow.  Now we will see how the ideas come together in the physical robot…

 

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Mr. Derry and the CAD and Intake Teams review modifications needed based on observing the prototype

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