This year Team 340 has built what seems to be their best robot. With an accurate two point dropper and ramp manipulator. This year Team 340 used a new West Coast drive which was a task within its self. GRR is excited to see how well they will do in this years competition. This year in the marketing Sub Team they have created coloring books and are excited to show off their theme this year, curious about what it is? Come and see at Finger Lakes Regional, Buckeye Regional, maybe even St. Louis. Team 340 is ready to rumble in the year 2012.
Finger Lakes Regional
At the Finger Lakes Regional, their robot Karl managed to get to second seat and get to the Final Match which they went on to three matches and lost the last. But Drive team put on a spectacular show. Team 340 also won the Finger Lakes Regional Chairman’s Award and will now be attending the Championship in St. Louis. Next stop Buckeye Regional. Good Luck Team 340!
Team 340 created a button with a QR code linking to their robot page. Team members can be found wearing these and any phone with the app to read these codes and internet can access the page. This page includes information on our robot and match stats. Feel free to ask to try one of these buttons.
At the Buckeye Regional, their robot Karl managed to get to second seat and won in the Finals Matchs. Drive teamagian did a spectacular job. Team 340 also won the Engeering Inspiration Award and the runner-up Safety Award. Good Luck in St. Louis Team 340!
Science Night at West Seneca Elementary
Greater Rochester Robotics attended Science Night at West Seneca Elementary School. Children were able to drive our robot Karl and bowl balls to the harvester. Team members also distributed superhero coloring books and had cutout superheros available for kids to take photos with. FIRST Team 340 also showed the FIRST program to the elementary school level. GRR also spoke with Time Warner Cable about promoting STEM Education to surrounding areas.
Genessee Valley Safety Inspector Demo
Safety First! Greater Rochester Robotics Team 340 went to the Genesee Valley Chapter of American Society Safety Engineers and presented a safety video and presentation. It was a very GRReat day!
FRC Kickoff Tail Gating
It seemed to be a nice spring day the first Saturday in January. Encouraged by the strange weather FIRST Team 340 continued their annual tailgating in front of Kodak’s Theater on the Ridge. The morning was filled with food, games and
Ripsticks. Once inside the theater Team 340 got their first look at this years game Rebound Rumble!
FIRST Team 340 (Greater Rochester Robotics) Open House
This January FIRST Team 340 hosted an Open House for potential sponsors. These potential sponsors were able to see what our team is truly capable of. We our pleased to announce and welcome our three new sponsors to our family. Thank you for your support.
FIRST Newsletter – January, 2012 – FLL Hippie
Our sponsored FLL Team made it into the FIRST Newsletter! They are working with RIT to develop a safe milk pasteurization for Nicaragua. Check out the January 2012 US FIRST Newsletter, or click here. Congratulations Hippie Pandas!
Finger Lakes Regional
The Finger Lakes Regional is coming up fast, please help us spread the word about this event to your friends and family.
The regional planning committee has also launched an official Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/FIRSTRochester
Be sure to like it to keep up with the latest updates and activities with FIRST in the Finger Lakes Region.- FIRST Rochester
Team 340 along with Team 1511 attended the annual Kids Fest at Total Sports Experience. Kids were able to play with legos, color in Team 340 Superhero comics, watch our demo bot and parents were able to gain more information about FIRST. Many questions were asked about Jr. FLL so the outlook of many new faces to FIRST is exciting. Every so often a FIRST Team 340 superhero could be seen zooming through the fields.
MATT’s 1st Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair
MATT stands for Managing Autism Together Today, and is a not-for-profit charity organization founded in 2010 based out of Rochester NY. Through a contact at one of their previous demos, Greater Rochester Robotics was invited to attend this fair for autism. G.R.R. demoed their 2012 practice robot and played basketball with the kids as well as letting them try out driving. They met many kids with more amazing stories and would love to continue work with this charity. Also Greater Rochester Robotics was asked by a parent if they would be interested in starting a reading program for the special education kids in the Churchville-Chili middle school, they accepted and will start work on this program soon.
For information on this charity visit http://managingautism.org/
Greater Rochester Robotics arrived in St. Louis on Tuesday the 24th and volunteered at the Edward Jones dome. Greater Rochester Robotics helped set-up the fields and met many of the volunteers. G.R.R. even got to work on Einstein!
Championship in St. Louis!
Greater Rochester Robotics yet again attended the FIRST championship. Although they did not make it in to the elimination rounds, the members had a GRReat time cheering, watching their robot play, setting up fields, touring museums, and going up the arch. Thank You Baush and Lomb and all of our sponsers for a GRReat season and an amazing experience in St. Louis! Congratulations to all teams for their accomplishments and we can’t wait to see you next season and at kick-off!