BPPJH and Landroids Match in St. Louis!

Check out this video of our match with the Landroids. Their awesome teamwork helped us win the round!

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FTC Ring It Up! 515 Point Practice Run!

Check out our high-scoring robot run!

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Our Spiffy New Robot For St. Louis!

Scoring our alliance partner's autonomous ring on the bottom IR peg!

Scoring our alliance partner’s autonomous ring on the bottom IR peg!

Our custom made, wire-bent PET-G ring grabber!

Our custom made, wire-bent PET-G ring grabber!

Check out the cool logo!

Check out the cool logo!

Scoring our own autonomous ring on the IR peg!

Scoring our own autonomous ring on the IR peg!

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FRC event at the BU Agganis Arena

Today, we set up our booth at the BU Agganis Arena and presented to people of all ages, including Dean Kamen!

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We presented to Dean Kamen at the FRC Regional Event in MA!

We also got to show our robot to some kids, and let them drive it!

We also got to show our robot to some kids, and let them drive it!

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We are going to the FTC World Championship!

We won the Inspire Award at the MA FTC State Tournament!  And we now go the FTC World Championship in St. Louis!  Thank you to MA FTC (on FB), and our sponsors: MIT Lincoln Labs ROLL, and Mathworks, and to the entire FTC community.

MA FTC State Champions 2013

MA FTC State Champions 2013

Perfect!

Ringing up a perfect tic-tac-toe!

A well deserved hi-five for ringing up a perfect 9 pegs!

A well deserved hi-five for ringing up a perfect 9 pegs!

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Ring It Up 2012!

We’ve wasted no time in starting off the new season. We have constructed our full field setup, in addition to ordering REAL walls this year! We decided that they would be important since our masonite/PVC walls flex much more than the real thing. Our new development technique is in full swing as well, and we already have a new concept robot which seems to hold great potential. The idea is that we have one month “sprints” in which we go all out in building a complete robot, learning from each sprint. We’ll post photos at the end of this sprint, which will be on October 28th.

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Lexington Community Education Course

This summer, the Pickles will be teaching a course on robotics and engineering. If you live close by and are looking to do some fun and interesting stuff relating to robotics this summer, check it out!

Dates:Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3 Location: LHS
Instructor: Roger Pachter Grade Levels: 5 – 8
Status: Running/Still openings Tuition: $170
Join members of FIRST Lego League robotics team, the Battery Powered Picklejar Heads, and learn advanced robot design techniques such as using touch and optical sensors in closed loop control algorithms, ways to methodically develop complex technical designs as a team and the delights of scientific and engineering competition. Short talks on technique will be followed by hands-on designing, programming and testing Lego Mindstorm robots. If you love a great challenge, want to work hard and learn how to build a winning team please join us. No previous Lego Mindstorm experience necessary, just a passion to learn!. Tuition is slightly higher for this program because of increased materials expenses. This is a ½ day class and will meet from 12:00noon –3:00pm


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