The 2007-2008 Connecticut FTC Kickoff was held on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00am - noon at the home of Gus Robotics (FRC 228) - Maloney High School in Meriden CT.  Kathy Kentfield (FTC Affiliate Partner for CT), Mike Betts (of Bobcat Robotics) and the Art Dutras (of Gus Robotics) did a great job of preparing and hosting the event.

A practice field was set up, complete with a full set of Quad Quandary field goals and rings.  "Alumni" teams in attendance (Gus Robotics, Rosie Robotics, Bobcat Robotics, Team Unlimited), brought robots to demonstrate on the field for spectators and new teams.  Lots of design and strategy ideas shared, a great start to a promising season!


Gus Robotics setting up

Gus Robotics setting up

Practice field

Practice field

Practice field

Practice field

Practice field

Center rings, place for start

Practice field

Practice field

Art Dutra III

Gus Robotics mentor, host for kickoff

Kathie Kentfield

CT FTC Affiliate Partner, host for kickoff

Demos on practice field

Quad Quandary video

Eager attendees

Demos on practice field

2006-7 season GUS Robotics robot

Demos on floor

New shifting chassis from Team Unlimited

Demos on practice field

Demos on practice field

Demos on practice field

2006-7 season robot from Bobcat Robots

Demos on practice field

2006-7 season robot from Bobcat Robots

Demos on practice field

Team Unlimited wrestles their robot to the ground

Demos on practice field

Shawn Burgen's (Rosie Robotics) bot with Bobcat bot

Demos on practice field

Bobcat & Gus bots

Demos on practice field

Mike Betts in green, Shawn Burgen in orange

Demos on practice field

Full-contact action

Demos on practice field

Full-contact action

Demos on practice field

Full-contact action

Demos on practice field

Aiden scores a goal

Demos on practice field

Aiden looks for more rings

Demos on practice field

2.3 Robot - Anything (which has passed inspection) a team places on the field . . .

Demos on practice field

Patrick (Team Unlimited) & Shawn (Rosie Robotics)

Rosie Robotics

Shawn Burgen's test bot - great traction!

Practice field breakdown

Gus & Unlimited, with Aiden's help

Practice field breakdown

New Haven for pizza

Lunch at Pepe's on Wooster Street for Team Unlimited

 


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