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07
Jan

Kick Off! Build Season Day 1 01/07/2017

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors @dominion Millstone Power for hosting kick-off for teams in the Connecticut Shoreline area. Good to see some of our alumns back…

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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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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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12
Mar

In Between Competitions – March 11th

With a few weeks between District competitions, the team spent a Wednesday night reviewing and contemplating modifications to their strategies, their driving and the robot itself.…

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09
Mar

Waterbury District Event Photo Gallery

Sunday at Waterbury ... tensions run high as we enter Day 2 as leaders and hold that lead right to the end! Our first competition of…

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14
Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day – Beating the the Next Blizzard

Refining the various components to improve  our competitiveness... Getting down to the wire with a blizzard warning on the radar!

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12
Feb

Day 40 – Productive Testing

Making the most of a slow night in the shop

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10
Feb

Day 39 – Driving, Testing, Modifying

Following yet another snow day... many students were out due to rehearsal for the Band Concert.  But some good testing took place and led to discussions…

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07
Feb

Day 36 – Testing the Design and Production

This was a day to continue adding components and to test and refine the design. All the teams are coming together and fitting their components into…

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07
Feb

Prototyping Protective Cones – February 7, 2015

To provide protection for the intake motors at the ends of the intake mechanism, protective cones have been designed. The ultimate goal is to produce them using the…

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05
Feb

Jared’s PID Control Lesson

Jared gives Gabrielle, Shannon, Nate and Alexis a lesson in PID.

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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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05
Feb

February 4, 2014

Tonight's work included locating and wiring the limit switch.  Strengthening the elevator structure, finishing the flappers and designing the protective cone for intake motor

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02
Feb

Day 30 – Elevator Operational!

After a delicious pancake breakfast hosted by the local Lions Club, the Ticks got to work. By the end of the day the elevator was operational…

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31
Jan

One Month Down … Starting to look like a working ‘bot

Chassis Team checking master links and monitoring testing for issues as components come online Elevator Team working on the carriage Fork Team milling flaps Intake Team…

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31
Jan

Day 28 – Starting to Get it Together

A productive Friday evening in the shops...

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Picture of Drive Train for 2015 robot
30
Jan

Close up of the drive train

Click for a close up of our drive train showing the wheels. Our drive consists of three wheels two in the front and one omni in…

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30
Jan

Day 27 – Post Storm Action

We missed 4 days this week due to weather-related school closures. A sense of urgency and purpose prevailed all evening. Parts being made, supplies ordered, designs…

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25
Jan

Day 23 – Before the Storm…

All teams busy and productive on a Sunday afternoon

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17
Jan

Day 14 – Saturday Playday

The Elevator Team worked on fabricating aluminium parts and welding. The Wiring Team harvested and tested PWM cables and testing out the PMW motor and control…

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13
Jan

Day 11 – Skeleton Crew…

With Mid-terms pending, many students spent the work window studying instead of working in the shop. But those of us here made the most of our…

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11
Jan

Day 9 – Divide to Conquer

Dividing the team into small groups has us moving ahead this weekend with refining the various elements to meet our overall desired strategic goals.  We have observed interactions…

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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

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

2015 Game On!

Thanks to Dominion for hosting our launch once again.  It's now Game On! for  our 6-week build season before competing for the first time in Recycle…

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05
Jan

Team of 2015 – Work In Progress!

Our 2015 Team is Work in Progress.  We are busy trying to get them to sit still enough to get a photo. If your photo isn't…

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