Seneca Recap

On the days of March 19 and March 20, Storm Robotics attended the competition at Seneca. We were pretty positive and determined to make a comeback from our slump at Hatboro-Horsham. The team got together the night before and some massive planning was underway. Mechanical and Software departments were making changes and adding new additions and lines of code to ensure that Hephaestus was up to speed. Along with all of this, the mentors gave positive speeches so when the going gets tough, we still...
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Hatboro-Horsham Recap

This weekend past (March 5-March 6) was Storm's first competition with our newly released robot, Hephaestus in the Hatboro-Horsham competition in Pennsylvania. All of our efforts throughout the build season accumulated to this point and we were all eager to see what our robot could do. Our team definitely showed immense enthusiasm and it's safe to say that we were one of the most excited teams because we won the Spirit Award, but we faced many difficulties and unexpected problems that challenged...
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The Fall Qualifiers

Everyone loves Fall! The pumpkins, the leaves, the hazelnut flavored coffee, oh and especially the Fall Qualifiers! Storm’s FTC teams 4390 and 7433 attended the competition on November 21st (among MANY other teams) and the event was graciously hosted by Cherokee High School. We also had a special appearance from Mr. Vincent Frascella, the New Jersey Volunteer Coordinator. The event was largely focused on the FTC teams, but we at 2729 volunteered in order to ensure...
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The Oncoming Storm

The team assembled at Lenape High School at around 6:00 in the morning. About half of the team was present and began prepping for the competition at Salem Community College. We took inventory, peeping in our supply closet and loading what seemed like bricks. These "bricks" were actually pneumatic parts, batteries, and other tools that were brought onto the bus, Finally, the robot rolled down the hallway and put into yellow limousine to be escorted to the event. The ride was brief, but we got to ...
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