Category: 2017 Season

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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Message from Co-Captain

Hello reader! I’m Ashwan Kadam, the new team co-captain for this year, and I would like to welcome you to the Pittsford Panthers 2016-2017 season! I look forward to creating weekly blog posts to keep you updated on our progress, and also to leading the team this year with my co-captain, Neli Kotlyar. She’s also our team’s web, animation, and marketing leader, and she’ll be editing and posting these blogposts. I...

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2017 Team Leaders

Congratulations to our new 2017 team leaders! Although some positions are yet to be determined (or created), we are proud to announce the following selections: Leadership Coordinators: •Team Captains – Neli Kotlyar and Ashwan Kadam •Subteam Coordination* – Holly Pylko •Communications/Events Coordination – Akhil Sondhi and Ronan Kenkare •Marketing/Media Coordination – Neli Kotlyar •Student Coordination – TBD •Treasurer – TBD Subteam Captains: •Mechanical – Kat Curry and Shakeel Farooq •Electrical – Holly Pylko...