Kickoff 2013

So Kickoff went smoothly today. Unfortunately there was a problem with NASA TV, and we missed the live view of the game, but we went to Youtube and saw the game and we got the Game Manuel from the FIRST Website. We are all really excited for this years game. We have started brainstorming and will be brainstorming throughout the rest of today and tomorrow. It was a great kickoff.
After the game was released we split for a break. Some of us played video games and others sat and talked for a little while. We are having fun.

Can’t wait to see many of you at regional. Have fun and GO FIRST!

FIRST Team 501 in the Union Leader!

FIRST Team 501 Members at SNHU looking at the hoop for the 2012 game.

FIRST Team 501 made it into the New Hampshire News section of the Union Leader, for the 2012 FRC kickoff. Our group who was at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), which inculded a few mentors and four students. Their picture is of them looking at the goals for this year’s game Rebound Rumble.  The picture is of Isaiah, Nicole, and Jen looking at one of the hoops, and how resistant it is and how much it bounces.

Isaiah (West High Senior), Nicole (Goffstown High Junior), and Jen (mentor) examine the basket at Kickoff.

Photo Credit: Thomas Roy/Union Leader

Kickoff 2012

Rebound Rumble Logo

January 7th, FIRST Team 501 met and watched the NASA’s broadcast of the unveiling of the 2012 game. Rebound Rumble, this year’s game, is similar to basketball, and robots must score points by putting foam basketballs through hoops. Bonus points can be obtained by robots balancing on angled ramps. Many of us were excited to finally see this year’s game, and can’t wait to get started.

Below is the photo of the game field:

Rebound Rumble Game Field.
2012 Game Field

Below is the game animation for this year’s game:

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