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Kickoff 2012

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 […]


Programming Workshop

On Saturday December 10th, several Team 501 students went to Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, NH to attend a Programming and controlling the cRIO workshop. At the workshop, WPI’s Brad Miller showed off some new features in the 2012 FRC programming library for Java and C++. Mentors and students got to ask questions and see a […]

Christmas Parade

Team 501 participated in the Christmas parade in Manchester this year.  This year we built a frame out of PBC pipes that we decorated with Christmas lights.  We also decorated the robot with lights.  The final touch was three giant candy canes that we hung from the PBC pipes.  After the robot was decorated, the […]

Team 501 at TEDx

This past Saturday, members of Team 501 attended the first annual TEDx AmoskeagMillyard. This was a local TED event, where 100 invitees got to hear from 14 different local speakers. The theme of the event was “The Unexpected” and each speaker shared their own personal views or encounters with something unexpected. FIRST founder Dean Kamen, […]

Refreshed Website Design

To celebrate the start of Team 501’s 2011-2012 season, we have rolled out a slightly redesigned website. The new look features bigger menus that are easier to read. The menus also contain descriptions, so you’ll always know where to find what you need. A few weeks ago, we introduced a new calendar, complete with a […]

Goffstown Business Expo

On Saturday March 19th, Team 501 participated in the 2nd annual Goffstown Business Expo. The event was held at Goffstown High School. Several Goffstown High Team 501 students ran a booth to help support our team and spread the word of FIRST. Our 2007 robot, A-Rack-No-Phobia, was present and drew a lot of attention from […]