Team 1100’s Robot Reveal is tonight

by beth on March 4, 2016

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There’s one more event this weekend that I forgot to share earlier. Algonquin athletes aren’t the only students competing this month.

Another team is preparing for its tournaments with a pep rally for their team tonight. It’s the annual “Robot Reveal” for Team 1100:

Algonquin Robotics/FIRST Team 1100 is ready for a new season of exciting FIRST Robotics Competition! The team worked non-stop over the six-week Build Season which concluded February 23rd with the official “bagging” of the robot. Under FIRST rules, the robot can only be unwrapped for limited times and purposes until competition begins. One of those times is the “Robot Reveal,” which has become a tradition at Algonquin and will be held this year on Friday, March 4th at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough at 7:00 PM in the Main Gymnasium. The event is free and open to the Algonquin community and public. Join Team 1100 for a demonstration of the new robot and to learn more about the exciting sport of FIRST Robotics – varsity sports for the mind!

Algonquin Robotics/FIRST Team 1100 is currently in its 14th year. The Team’s activities and successes would not be possible without the support of Algonquin Regional High School, dedicated mentors lead by Dan Strickland and Bob Galgano, Faculty Advisor George Clarke and its sponsors. Principal sponsors are DOW Chemical Company and Boston Scientific Corporation. Additional 2015-2016 sponsors are the National Defense Education Program, National Grid, Society of American Military Engineers, Intel and WPI.
To learn more about the Team, visit the Team’s website http://www.team1100.org
To become a sponsor, please contact first.team1100@gmail.com

If your are interested in seeing them compete, save the following dates:

  • WPI District Event (WPI): March 11-13
  • Boston District Event (BU): April 1-3
  • If they advance – NE Championship (Hartford): April 13-16
  • If they advance – FIRST Championship (St. Louis): April 27- May 1*

*The team will travel to St. Louis whether or not they qualify to compete. The short turnaround between qualifying and traveling made expenses too high and fundraising too difficult. So organizers switched to an alternate year plan. (There are seminars that still make the trip worthwhile.) This is their “on” year. So let’s cheer them on and hope they can compete there as well!

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