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Metal Drive

PANTHER PSA: On Saturday, May 20th we are having a metal drive! Please bring all of your scrap metal, including aluminum cans, copper wires, and iron lighting fixtures. The metal drive will take place from 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM in the Sutherland High School bus loop. Everyday Household Items: Air Conditioners (Freon Drained) Aluminum Cans Aluminum Ladders Appliances (All Including Microwaves) Bathtubs (Cast Iron) BBQ Grills Beverage Cans Bicycles Blenders Chain Saws (Drained) Christmas Lights Coat...

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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...

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Finger Lakes Competition

This week we attended a competition a little closer to home. The Finger Lakes Regional Competition takes place at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) every year. It was our team’s first FIRST regional, and a lot of our senior students end up attending the college after graduation. It was nice to see old members of the team during the competition, as many came to see how the robot was doing. We...

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Pittsburgh Competition

Last Thursday, the team traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to partake in the competition at California University of Pennsylvania. The competition was a blast, and we learned a lot about our robot, as well as other robots that we will see again at Finger Lakes Regional. We saw many fantastically constructed robots, and Fezzik (the man himself) performed great. Our team didn’t make it into the elimination matches, but we learned...

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Week 1 After Build Season

With the robot finally completed and bagged earlier this week, we have focused all our attention on our replacement robot, Inigo. He’s fully put together and is undergoing testing to make sure that he works like he’s supposed to. Mechanical has been very busy the past couple weeks getting everything completed in time, and it has paid off. Once we got the 3D-Printed wheels from Rochester Optical, Mechanical was able...

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Week 6 of build season, 2016

With build season ending in less than a week, we have finally finished the first robot, and begun testing. Mechanical is still hard at work on creating the second robot, as well as fine-tuning the first as programming tests and debugs the code. The programming team is also working on implementing some encoders so that our robot can be programmed to take action during the autonomous period. The Electrical Team...