Build Season is Here!

Our weekly build schedule is as follows:

Monday OFF
Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm GHS Woodshop
Wednesday 6:30-9:00pm GHS Woodshop
Thursday 6:30-9:00pm GHS Woodshop
Friday 6:30-9:00pm GHS Woodshop
Saturday 9:00am-5:pm GHS Woodshop (Approximate)
Sunday 9:00am-5:pm GHS Woodshop (Approximate)

You DO NOT need to attend every session. School work is priority one!

December All Team Meeting

The Last All Team Meeting of 2016. Are you ready?

December 14th. Dyn. 7pm. Be there, or be absent. 

We’ll be going over BoB, WIST and the Christmas Parade.

We’ll be doing team elections, discussing kickoff, the raffle calendar, and other business.

All Parents and Students should be present for this meeting. We will be covering all activities going into Build Season as well as needed assistance from everyone. 

Remember that Raffle Calendar Donations must be handed in at this meeting!!!



150 Dow Street, Tower 2
Manchester, NH 03101

From the West side, take Bridge Street, East towards Manchester. Take a left onto Elm St (headed North).
Take an almost immediate left onto Kidder Street. Go straight through the light on Canal. Take a right into the long parking lot.
Tower two is the one with the large facade. Be cautious of speedbumps – they will ruin your day. Watch for ice in the parking lot.

Here is a map showing where you can find Dyn:
Dyn Map

Donald Moore Jansen Jr, 1950-2015

Don Jansen, 65, second from the left, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015

The Powerknights are sad to announce the passing of Don Jansen, our former lead engineering mentor from ~1998 to 2000. Don mentored the team when we were Blue Lighting, Team 146. Don worked at what was then known as the Public Service Company of New Hampshire, our former primary sponsor.

Don, as remembered by one of his students:

Don mentored Team 146 for many years and changed countless lives, my own included.
Don was always smiling and always had something encouraging to say. He was a fantastic mentor
and an even better person. Don taught us about robotics but more importantly he taught us to
believe in ourselves and our abilities. He taught us that competing with gracious professionalism
is more important than winning. He was exactly what a FIRST Mentor should be.
He will be remembered fondly.

Don’s obituary can be found here

Website & Social Media Help Needed!

Twitter? Facebook? Instagram? WordPress? Do these words mean something to you? Are you interesting in learning more about developing and maintaining a website?

If you are interested in learning more about how you can help Team 501 enhance its social media presence or manage the website, please contact Isaac! We are looking for students who want to live tweet events, write blog posts, post pictures and more.

Be sure to follow @FRCTeam501 and like our Facebook page!

New Students Always Welcome

IMG_0969Any new West High School or Goffstown High School students interested in learning more, check out the rest of our website and email All are welcome! We don’t just build robots. We need students interested in business, engineering, fundraising, graphic arts, programming, and spirit!

A Huge thanks to our major sponsors: Dyn, Intelitek, Burndy and UNH-Manchester.