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...

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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...

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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...

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Metal Drive

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in 2018 Season, Scrollers

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 Hangers (Steel)
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers/Washing Machines
  • Exercise Equipment (Most)
  • Extension Cords
  • Fans
  • Fire Extinguishers (With Holes Or Cut)
  • Fireplace Grates, Doors (No Glass)
  • Freezers (Freon Drained)
  • Furnaces
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Ladders (Aluminum, Steel)
  • Lawn Mowers (Drained)
  • Lawn Furniture
  • Leaf Blowers (Drained)
  • Light Fixtures (With & W/Out Ballasts/Transformers)
  • Microwaves
  • Ovens (All Types)
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Pop Cans
  • Pots And Pans
  • Radiators (Auto, House)
  • Refrigerators
  • Screen Doors/Windows
  • Silverware
  • Sinks (Stainless, Cast Iron, Metal)
  • Steel (All, Cabinets, Cans, Hangers, Beams, Etc.)
  • Soda Cans
  • Stoves (Electric, Gas, Wood)
  • Stove Tops
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Washing Machines/Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • Weed Whackers

Other Items:

  • Aluminum Awnings
  • Aluminum Gutters
  • Aluminum Siding
  • Aluminum Signs
  • Ballasts (No PCBs)
  • Barrels (Aluminum, Steel)
  • Batteries (Auto and Marine–lead-acid)
  • Boats (Metal/Aluminum Only)
  • Brass/Bronze (All Types)
  • Cast Iron
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Compressors
  • Conduit (Pipe, Aluminum, Steel)
  • Copper (Pipe, Tube, Wire, Gutters)
  • Demolition Scrap
  • Diesel Engines/Blocks
  • Duct Work
  • Electric Meters
  • Electric Wire (Stripped/Unstripped)
  • Fencing (No Concrete)
  • Fuse Panels
  • Gutters (Aluminum, Copper, Steel)
  • I-Beams (Steel)
  • Iron (Cast, Other)
  • Insulated Wire (Copper, Aluminum)
  • Lead (Weights, Shields, Etc.)
  • Manganese
  • Metal (Galvanized, Sheet, Iron, Cast, Etc.)
  • Nails (Aluminum, Steel)
  • Pipe (Copper, Galvanized, Steel)
  • Poles (Aluminum, Steel)
  • Rebar
  • Roof Vents, Roof Metal
  • Siding (Aluminum)
  • Steel Borings, Turnings
  • Stampings
  • Structural Steel
  • Tanks (Aluminum, Stainless, Steel-Cut In Half Or Large Holes)
  • Tin
  • Tin Foil (Clean)
  • Tobacco Racks
  • Tools (Hand, Power-Electric, Gas, Hydraulic)
  • Tractors (Farm, Lawn, Other)
  • Triplex (Wire)
  • Wire (Copper, Aluminum, Steel, Triplex; Stripped/Insulated)
  • White Goods (Appliances)
  • Wrought Iron
  • X-Ray Film

Scrap Metal Auto Parts:

  • Alternators
  • Auto
  • Batteries
  • Brakes
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Electric Motors
  • Engines (Drained)
  • Forklifts
  • Gas Tanks (Cut In Half Only)
  • Motors and Blocks (Electric and Gas – Drained)
  • Starters
  • Rotors
  • Transmissions (Drained)
  • Wheel Rims

The Pittsford Panthers hope to see you there!

-Team 3181 Communications

 

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Team Interviews: Introduction

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in 2017 Season, Scrollers

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 team, as well as program, design, update, and run the website upon which you are reading this very post. Personally, this year I have learned how to operate the static site generator, Pelican (which uses Python). I have also endowed upon a mission to become proficient in the HTML and CSS coding languages.

I am really looking forward to getting underway with this interview project, and allowing interested parties to become better acquainted with the phenomenal lineup of members that contribute to the success of our team.

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Build Season Week 4 and 5

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in 2017 Season, Scrollers

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 the previous work was scrapped this year and, within the span of a few months, they were able to develop and perfect brand new vision code.


As for week 5, it been a whirlwind! Our practice robot and competition chassis are fully wired, and have officially achieved field-oriented driving. Along with that, our ball containment units for the first and second chassis are almost complete, and our ball intake system is almost assembled. Our climbing mechanism is well on its way to being fully assembled as well.

We were also able to choose a new banner from our graphic designers, which is the featured image. Here are the runner-ups down below:

As our build season comes to a close, our robot is coming together like the pieces of a puzzle; programming is almost completed with both robots, electrical is nearly done as well, and mechanical is speedily catching up and perfecting each component of the robot. We have high hopes that Ada will work wonderfully!

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