Our official robot name for the 2015 season has been announced! This year, our top sponsor is the Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association, and the name they have chosen for our robot is PEGasus 1.
This year’s game has been released! Check out the official game page here: Recycle Rush
You can watch the game animation here: 2015 FRC Game Reveal
Like always, we had our annual kickoff and potluck today.
On Saturday, December 13, StuyPulse will be hosting our annual Stuy Splash event at Stuyvesant High School. There will be lectures by team members and guest speakers on a variety of topics, including CAD, strategy, software development practices, and marketing. Registration starts at 9:15am, and the event lasts until 3pm. Please feel free to join us!
Elimination rounds were held today, the first ever in China. Because the event was for rookie teams, the American teams (Teams 525, 987, 1595, and us) did not play. However, we did play three great exhibition matches. Our team was awarded the Inspiration Award, as well as a set of five safety badges. Following this, there was a Q&A session to help the Chinese teams learn new things. We also exchanged contact information with them so that we could assist the teams throughout 2015 and beyond.
Though the robot has been packed up and shipped back to the U.S., we will be holding (along with the other American teams) a series of instructional seminars pertaining to a range of subjects relevant to FRC to better prepare them for their coming year.
Today at the Shenzhen CRC (China Robotics Challenge), StuyPulse went into the competition not only as a competitor but also as assistance, as this is the FRC competition there. As competitors, we invested time in fixing our robot due to damage sustained in travel. We helped out other teams and the event organizers as well. Many teams required help in passing their first inspection, and we also assisted the field setup crew in setting up the FMS connections.
Finally, tomorrow marks the first qualification matches ever held in China. We wish everyone good luck!
We are StuyPulse, Stuyvesant High School's award-winning FIRST Robotics team. Otherwise known as Team 694, we seek to impact young adults by cultivating skills in engineering, programming, marketing, teamwork, and leadership through the FIRST competitions. At the same time, we hope to educate and inspire people in our community, both young and old, about the wonders of science and technology.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) is a multi-national, non-profit organization designed to inspire and encourage today's youth to pursue careers in science, technology and math. These programs also stress the development of skills in areas such as teamwork, public relations, strategy, dedication, and outreach, which are helpful and often necessary in future careers and endeavors.