Congratulations to our wonderful Robotics Team, who finished eighth out of fifty two teams in the robotics competition! In their first-ever season, the group managed to construct a robot in just a few weeks. The robot competed in the Granite State Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Manchester, NH, in early March.
The team consisted of Jeffrey Braithwaite ’13, Cole Rogers ’13, Andrew Charbonneau ’11, Brendan Palmer ’14 and Greg Antonellis ’13 and Marc Krumbein '12, who worked in tandem with students from all over the Monadnock region in FIRST Team 1729, Plan B.
Robotics coach Jason Cox said: “FIRST is a 4-H club and our team is part of the community at large, rather than just Dublin. There is something for everyone in FIRST, not just the techno-crowd. We need artists, business minds, designers to maintain the website, bloggers, photographers and managerial types, all in addition to the engineer types who actually build the robot. I’m just beginning to dive into this. My first competition season sold me on it, though. FIRST is a really great thing and will definitely add to the diversity of our school and give us another way of reaching out into the community.”
For next year’s fund raising, the team is selling LED light bulbs that are even more energy efficient than CFL bulbs and do not contain any of the harmful materials that CFL bulbs do. Please support our Robotics Team!
Visit the team’s website at: http://www.team1729.org.