Monthly Archive: February 2017


Team Interviews: Introduction

Salutations! I’m Sarah, and I am a sophomore at Pittsford Mendon High School. For the next few weeks, I am going to be posting interviews with some members of the Pittsford FIRST Robotics team. This is my first year participating in team 3181, and now I am a member of the Web Subteam. Essentially, what Web does is run the graphic design (within the Graphic Design/Animation unit) and social media aspects of the...


Build Season Week 4 and 5

Hey guys! Week 4 may have been our best one yet! We mostly completed the assembly of our practice robot, and began the assembly of the competition robot. Our electrical board for the first robot was fully completed, and programming was almost able to implement the driver code. Also, Programming made great strides that week in that they were able to perfect their vision code. After years of attempting to develop it, all of...


Build Season Week 1 and 2, 2017

Hey there! With build season underway and midterms over, the students of 3181 have had a very busy couple of  weeks. As soon as we found out what our challenge was this year at kickoff, we headed back to Sutherland to brainstorm strategies and what our robot would need to be able to accomplish. After determining and prioritizing what the robot should do, we began to develop designs for each key component of the robot:...