Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 26 2013

Mother’s Day Fundraiser

The Northwestern Robotics Gearheads Team 4055 is raising funds to attend off-season competitions. We are trying something new… AVON products! Just in time for Mother’s Day gifts too! There are terrific coordinated packages for only $10 a set and AVON’s popular DEET-free Skin-So-Soft products which are being sold in mix-or-match pairs for $14 (mix-or-match 2 for $14). Twenty-five percent of the sales go to the robotics team. Orders placed by 2:00pm on May 3rd will get processed and will be ready for pick-up before Mother’s Day weekend! Write your check to RSD7 and get it and your order to Rachel Vincent at NWR7.
See the products HERE

 

Apr 22 2013

Team meeting changed

NRG WILL NOT MEET ON TUESDAY THIS WEEK. See you on Thursday, April 25 instead! :)

Apr 19 2013

Gearheads Do Well In Regional Competitions

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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 11 2013

It’s National Robotics Week!

Guess what everybody – it’s National Robotics Week!  Celebrate robotics!  Check out the events list at: http://www.nationalroboticsweek.org/

Apr 06 2013

Closing Ceremonies at Pine Tree

Many awards are earned at Regional competitions (see the list here). 

NRG was the recipient of the Entrepreneurship Award At the Pine Tree Regional this weekend. NRG cheered on the rookie teams who won the Rookie All Star and the Highest Seed/Ranked Rookie Award. NRG received these awards at two competitions in our rookie year last year and it gave us goosebumps to watch other new teams

At the Pine Tree Regional, NRG received the Entrepreneurship Award! And… Eli Wootton, NRG’s president, received one of the two prestigious Dean’s List Awards!

Go Gearheads!!!

Apr 06 2013

Style…

Having fun between matches!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ONgZu-EGo

Apr 06 2013

What kind of Style?

Having fun between matches! Sent from my iPad

Apr 06 2013

A CT Team in the Finals!

They helped eliminate us in the playoffs… A super-power who made it to St. Louis last year… Go Aces High, team 176 from Windsor Locks!

Apr 06 2013

I mustache you a question…

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Who is one of the best alliance partners? NRG! Team Aztechs gave us their Golden mustache award.

Apr 06 2013

Such Excitement!

Though NRG did not advance in the playoffs, the eNeRGy here at the Pine Tree Regional is powerful and we’re having a terrific time! the team is staying through and cheering on our Connecticut friends who are still competing. There will be a closing ceremony later this afternoon and more awards to be announced. Our students nominated two of our students for the Dean’s List Award. Two deserving young men, Eli and Nate, are in the running with students from 37 other teams!

Apr 06 2013

Selected for the playoffs!

 

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

 

Apr 06 2013

Third Qualifying Match…

NRG went into their third qualifier of the day day ranked 7th. Their alliance came out with a loss in this round which will hurt other ranking. one more qualifying match to go! Who will the top 8 teams be for playoff alliance selections?! This stuff is so exciting!

Apr 06 2013

Second Qualifying Match…

Team NRG’s alliance gets another win!

Apr 06 2013

Off to a great start!

Day two of qualifying matches and NRG was an integral part of their winning alliance by shooting and landing an amazing amount of points! The other teams tried to block us, but our drive team had more moves and powered through them!

Apr 06 2013

Four Matches This Morning

NRG has 4 qualifying matches this morning (Saturday, April 6).

9:14

10:03

10:31

11:13

GO GEARHEADS!

Apr 05 2013

What a day at the Pine Tree Regional!

Today was the first day of qualifying matches. Similar to our experience in Hartford, we had a difficult start, riddled with problems to solve, and were ranked in the bottom 5. Through the day, the students rallied and worked on the bot and strategy. We rose through the ranks up to SIXTH at one point, but settled in at 12th at the end of today. That was terrific and well-noticed. But that wasn’t all! The team won the prestigious Entrepreneurship Award!!! The announcer spoke about the judges comments, one of which was that it is very rare that this award goes to such a young team. I am so very proud of these students! Tomorrow brings the last of the qualifying rounds and the playoffs. Go Gearheads!

Apr 05 2013

A typical intro

Apr 05 2013

Who are we?

N R G ! Currently ranked 6th!

Apr 05 2013

Rising in the ranks!

Just as they did in Hartford last week, NRG had a rough start here in Lewiston, Maine. And just as they did in Hartford, they are climbing in the ranks! From the last 10 to the top 10 so far! GO GEARHEADS!

Apr 05 2013

Lets dance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSROiO81nyU&sns=em

 

Apr 05 2013

Some Interesting Characters!

Fear the deer?… Fear the gears!

Apr 05 2013

A beautiful day…

… At the Colisee Sent from my iPhone

Apr 05 2013

Some Interesting Characters!

Fear the deer?… Fear the gears! Sent from my iPhone

Apr 05 2013

Trying something new…

In their first of 13 qualifying matches, NRG made most of their alliances points with superior shooting. The new 10 hanger system didn’t work out as planned though. Back to the pits to edit and revise. Lets see what happens in the next qualifier at 9:49!

Apr 05 2013

Watch it Live!

Visit the Pine Tree Regional website for live stream or to learn more about this competition! http://pinetreeregional.org/

Sent from my iPad

Apr 05 2013

Pine Tree Live

Visit the Pine Tree Regional website for live stream or to learn more about this competition! http://pinetreeregional.org/ >> >> Sent from my iPad > > > > — > Rachel Vincent > :) >

Apr 05 2013

Pine Tree Live

Visit the Pine Tree Regional website for live stream or to learn more about this competition! http://pinetreeregional.org/ Sent from my iPad

Apr 05 2013

Match Times

>> NRG is slated to compete in 13 qualifying matches on these days/times: >> Friday >> 9:14a >> 9:49a >> 10:52a >> 1:24p >> 1:48p >> 2:36p >> 3:08p >> 4:20p >> 5:24p >> Saturday >> 9:14a >> 10:03a >> 10:31a >> 11:13a >> >> Sent from my iPad

Apr 04 2013

Q&A

The refs cover the rules and answer questions at the end of the practice day at the Pine Tree Regional. Sent from my iPhone

Apr 04 2013

Practice Field

NRG 4055 is at the Pine Tree Regional getting ready for practice day. Here’s a shot of the field from the stands. Sent from my iPhone

Apr 03 2013

Pine Tree Live!

Visit the Pine Tree Regional website for live stream or to learn more about this competition! http://pinetreeregional.org/

Apr 03 2013

Library Time

Team NRG 4055 spends a couple of hours at the library before dinner… Most of us got our homework done! Sent from my iPhone