Category Archive: 2012-2013 News

Nov 12 2013

FIRST Northwestern Robotics Gearheads Team 4055 Donation

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Oct 22 2013

Gift Of Computer-Controlled Milling Machine Hits The Right Spot With The Gearheads


Oct 22 2013

Robotics Firm Donates Machine To FIRST


Oct 22 2013

Northwestern Regional Robotics Team Gears Up For Third Season


Oct 18 2013

Robotics Team Finds New Home at Whiting Mills


Sep 29 2013

Northwestern Regional Robotics Team Gears Up For 3rd Season

Northwestern Regional Robotics Team Gears Up For 3rd Season – Norfolk Now _ Norfolk Now

Sep 06 2013

Riverton Grange News for September

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Jul 12 2013

Barkhamsted Goes ‘Fourth’

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Jul 05 2013

Barkhamsted 4th of July Parade

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Apr 19 2013

Gearheads Do Well In Regional Competitions


Apr 12 2013

Next Generation Engineers and UTC Mentors Excel at FIRST Robotics

Next Generation Engineers and UTC Mentors Excel at FIRST Robotics _ Advancing STEM Education _ Community _ Corporate Responsibility _ United Technologies

Apr 06 2013

Selected for the playoffs!


Top-ranked team 3930 selected NRG 4055 and team 157 to compete in the Pine Tree playoffs!


Mar 30 2013

What are we ranked?

After NRG’s last qualifying match, we were ranked 25. It was a challenging match which our alliance didn’t win. As the team has lunch, we await the final results to see who will be on the finals! Sent from my iPhone

Mar 30 2013

Last Qualifier!

NRG went into their last qualifying match ranked 10th. Their alliance was focused on defense and didn’t get too many shots in. This loss will pull us down in the ranks. Maybe one of the top 8 teams will choose us to be in their alliance in the playoffs.

Mar 30 2013

Second qualifier, day 2

>> Results… In another winning alliance! Yay! >> >> Sent from my iPad

Mar 20 2013

Gearheads Put Robot’s Skills to the Test


Mar 19 2013

Twitter hashtag for CT Regional

FIRST Robotics Competition Connecticut Regional teams:
The CT FIRST Regional Planning Committee has established the following Twitter hashtag for use in your team’s Twitter posts leading up to, during and after the CT Regional March 29 and 30:
As a way to build positive awareness and excitement with sponsors, mentors, volunteers and media, support teams during the event and demonstrate expertise, teamwork, Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition, we encourage you to use the above hashtag in your team’s Tweets.
If you have not already done so, we also encourage you to ‘follow’ the official CT FIRST Twitter handle: @ctfirst

Mar 07 2013

Hartford CT Regional Competition Field Trip

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You should have been emailed a letter and forms for the Hartford Connecticut Regional Competition Field Trip. If you need another copy, please check in the “forms” area of our site or ask Ms. Vincent. All forms are due before the end of the school day on March 20th. Please check the regulations for eligibility to attend competitions. You must have a passing average and have attended at least 70% of team meetings. We have missed many of our members during the busy build season. We’ve put more hours in during the build season than we have for the rest of the year. If you have not been an active member, we still want you to attend and experience the regional competition to support the team. It is a BLAST! You will, however, have to have the same requirement of passing average grade to attend on Thursday and pay $10 per day to ride the bus. We would LOVE to have as many people as possible join us on Friday and Saturday when we do not have school. Invite everyone! There is room on the bus on a first-come, first-served basis for the same $10 per day fee and paperwork completed and handed in by the end of the school day March 20th. GO GEARHEADS!

Feb 28 2013

Trying For Another Award Winning Robot

Trying For Another Award Winning Robot – Norfolk Now _ Norfolk Now

Feb 21 2013

Awards entries are in!

NRG 4055′s entries for the Chairman’s Award, Woodie Flowers Award, and the Entrepreneurship Award are all in ahead of the deadline!  Special thank to Megan and Abby for getting those in!!!  -Steve G.

Feb 16 2013

In the Finals at the Shakedown!

NRG is ranked 4th going into the final competition in Suffield! Four teams will battle it out soon. We are a captain of our alliance! Go Gearheads!

Jan 09 2013

Build Season!

Saturday, 5 January marked the start of the 2013 FIRST Robotics build season. FIRST, which stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an international organization which encourages students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This year’scompetition, Ultimate Ascent, will challenge students to build a robot capable of throwing a Frisbee as well as climbing a pyramid. The beginning of build season marks a six week period where students will design, program, build, and electrically wire a robot that meets the requirements of FIRST’s challenge.

     FIRST Robotics team 4055, located at Northwestern Regional 7, is looking forward to the challenge Ultimate Ascent will provide. Lead mentor, Stephen Goyette, is excited for the skills and experience his students will acquire from this competition. “I am looking forward to the experience the Gearheads will obtain from competing during their second year. The team will test the skills they have acquired from their rookie year, and I am confident they will build an exemplary robot of a high caliber.” During their rookie year, the Gearheads received the Rookie All Star award, securing them a spot in the international championships in St. Louis, Missouri. The Gearheads will first compete in the Hartford, Connecticut Regional Competition, and hope to make it to the championship. Good luck NRG!

Nov 11 2012

Wittman Robotics factory

n Friday, 2 November 2012, NRG visited the Wittman Robotics factory in Torrington, Connecticut. The Gearheads were invited to the factory to give a demonstration using their robot, and to tour the facilities. President Eli Wootton lead the demonstration with a speech explaining NRG’s accomplishments during their rookie year, while Josh Smith and Erick Bailey gave an interactive demonstration to workers at Wittman. The Gearheads then toured Wittman, and were able to observe the amazing robots they had created.
     Wittman Robotics creates machines which are designed to mass produce plastic parts. The engineers at Wittman are able to design machines capable of creating any plastic product a client could ask for, and workers at Wittman are then able to create these machines, and programmers program them to do exactly what the client needs. The machine then runs continuously for seventy-two hours to discover any issues the machine may have. The product is then shipped to the customer and a programmer will arrive to set up the robot at its destination.
     NRG would like to thank Wittman for the amazing opportunity they offered us when they extended the invitation to visit. It was a fantastic opportunity and each member of the team walked away having learned more about robotics. Thank you Wittman!

Sep 29 2012

Bash at the Beach ranking update

Out of 26 teams present we currently stand in second place going into the elimination round. Go Team!

Sep 22 2012

FIRST NRG 4055 Competed In An Off-Season Competition And Won!