StuyPulse returned from Buckeye last week, having made it to the regional semifinals. Unfortunately, we did not reach the finals, and as such we will not be going to championship this year. Fear not, however - we will be participating in scrimmages as well as other off-season events.
As a last note, our 15th Anniversary dinner will be on Saturday, May 30th from 4 to 10pm. More details to follow soon. Keep on the lookout for announcements regarding future events!
Thank you to everyone who came to Javits this weekend to support our team at the NYC regional! We had an especially great time this year. We placed as the second alliance captain, and with the help of our awesome alliance partners Team 354 and Team 271, we made it all the way to the finals.
Although we did not win the regional, we did win a few other awards. Our software engineering mentor, Jeanne Boyarsky, was named Volunteer of the Year. Yubin Kim, our Vice President of Marketing, won the FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award. And for the first time ever, our team won the Gracious Professionalism Award!
Our next competition will be at the Buckeye Regional at Cleveland, Ohio, on March 25-28. For those who won’t be able to come with us to Buckeye, you can watch streams of the event when it starts at The Blue Alliance. For more links, see NASA’s page here.
Over the next two days, three Chinese FRC teams (Team 5452, Team 4830, and Team 5453) will be visiting Stuyvesant! For Tuesday, we will be holding lectures for our visitors on various topics related to FRC and engineering. On Wednesday, we will have an engineering challenge involving marbles, and we’ll be finishing off the day with a potluck dinner.
Stay tuned for more updates as the week progresses!
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!
This morning, StuyPulse left NYC for China, where we will be staying for a week until August 22, to participate in the first ever Chinese FRC scrimmage. There will be three other American teams attending, including Team 525, Team 987, and Team 1595, along with eighteen Chinese FRC teams.
Once we get there, we’ll be participating in a series of workshops on a variety of topics, including safety, electronics, and scouting. Tomorrow, the competition will start! We’ll keep you posted on further updates.
StuyPulse returned today from our first off-season event Monty Madness in Skillman, New Jersey. Although we did not win the event, we reached the quarterfinals in eliminations and had a great time.
Also, our annual potluck dinner and silent auction is on Friday, May 30th. All mentors, alumni, parents, and students are welcome! You can sign up with any contributions (food, drinks, items for the silent auction) here. We hope to see you there!