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, Buck Eye
Regional, maybe even St. Louis. Team 340 is ready to rumble in the year
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
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
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
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
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