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Logomotion 2011

The 2011 game “LOGO MOTION” is played on a 27’x 54’ field.  The field has 2 sets of 9 pegs on both sides of the field.  The red and blue alliances’ targets are the group of pegs that are right in front of their driving stations. The goal is to place tubes in the shapes …

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Kickoff 2011

Kickoff was a blast! We had a lot of fun. We did not realize that the web broadcast was not starting untill 10:30 so while we were waiting, we got a tour of PSNH. Their building is so nice! It looks amazing and has a bit of history. We got to go through the offices …

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GHS Vex Update

The Vex program taking place this year at Goffstown High School has been going well. Every Tuesday the students meet and build small robots. Just recently, the students have completed their second robot and have had a great time building it. Students have also enjoyed the food, especially pizza. This is great practice for the …

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Programming

The programming team has met twice after school at West so far this preseason. Students are learning the basics of Java and object oriented programming. We are learning how to use classes and objects in Java. Mr. Lewin has explained the code well and we are making good progress. Recently, we have learned how to …

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Bell Ringing

On December 20th and 21st, members of our team took part in Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Walmart and Kmart in Hooksett, NH. We rang for about  two hours each day, and although it was cold, we had a lot of fun. We also made a lot of people happy. One of our students dressed …

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Selling Cash Calendars at Shaw’s

On November 14, 2010, Team 501 sold cash calendars at the Shaw’s in Goffstown, New Hampshire.  Students and adults took part of this fundraiser.  Overall the fundraiser was a big success.  As a team, we sold 53 cash calendars and made $382.53 through the cash calendars and donations.  Everyone enjoyed selling the cash calendars and …

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River Rage

Team members at River Rage!

The 2010 River Rage competition was another success.   Many teams came and participated in the competition.  The winners were teams 172, 20, and 175.  All the teams had fun screaming and yelling for their teams and other teams.  Team members had fun dancing and singing along to the music and meeting people from other …

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Machining

Machining classes are taking place at West High School for team 501 members.  This class is on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm.  This class teaches the students that participate many different machining terms and how machining originated.  It also teaches the students how to set up a cutting tool, how to operate each step, and …

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Vex

Vex classes are being held at Goffstown and West High Schools.  Goffstown High School holds classes on Tuesdays from 3:10pm to 4:30pm.  West High School holds classes on Wednesdays from 3:10pm to 4:30pm.  These classes help students learn how to build small robots.  Students also learn about parts and tools used to build the big …

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