Kickoff is starting this Saturday, 1/7/17 and we are excited! Here’s a random fact: I’m a freshman, brand new to the team! I’ll be writing a lot of blog posts come Build Season as a new addition and I hope to write interesting blog posts for y'all. So here’s what we know based on the game teaser that dropped on September 20th:
· The theme is steampunk, which is evident.
· There may be an art element, it’s in the logo.
· It may include water and/or steam, there’s no such thing as steampunk without steam.
· The game may include flight, in the trailer they said “And prepare to take flight!”
Super long list am I right?
All jokes aside, goodbye good peoples of the world and I’ll see you (or speak to you over the interweb) later!
Hello! My name is Julia, and it’s my second year on the team as a sophomore. I am on marketing, electrical, and leadership as the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Coordinator. This past Saturday was our 12th annual Rah Cha Cha Ruckus off-season competition. It’s Halloween themed, and hosted by several local FRC teams, including us!
Ruckus is so much fun because we are able to play last year’s game, FIRST STRONGHOLD, one last time. It is also a great way to train new team members on how competitions work and let our drive team practice. While doing this, we are having a fun time connecting with other robotics teams in the area. This year we won the “Restless Spirits” award (Spirit Award!), and were semi- finalists.
We also submitted a FIRST Parody video on our YouTube channel, called "All My Friends Are Robots" and is based off Heathens by Twenty-One Pilots. The footage in the video is from Ruckus, and was filmed and edited by one of our lovely students, Ally Darrer. We were lucky to have a local school band called "Pilot The Universe" do the singing for us!
Julia, Student Blogger
Our view of the field from the stands:
Our "Restless Spirits" Award:
Our lead teacher adviser, Mr. Brewer, dabbing in the stands for the music video:
Welcome to the blog of Rolling Thunder, FIRST Robotics team 1511. The team is from Penfield High School in Penfield, New York and mainly sponsored by Harris Corp. To find out more about the team and FIRST, please visit the Who We Are page.