2024 Season


Team 2869 met on Kickoff day and started with a team meeting detailing the procedures for build season and for kickoff. We will be meeting Monday-Thursday from 3pm to 6pm, Friday 3pm to 7pm, and Saturday 9am to 5pm. Then after some brief technical difficulties, we watched the game reveal. After that, the engineering team…
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Preseason: December Training Groups

With build season on the horizon, we uphold a cherished tradition of introducing our robotics enthusiasts among the freshmen to the art of constructing our robot. This involves granting them the autonomy to choose their preferred subgroup for training and providing diverse learning opportunities. Here are what our subgroups did for training: Programming: Programming training…
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Half Hollow Hills Competition

A few members from our team graciously dedicated their time to orchestrate the setup for the Half Hollow Hills off-season competition, synergizing efforts with other committed individuals for many other teams. The meticulous setup, spanning approximately four hours, culminated in the recreation of the exact field used in this year’s championship finals in Houston—a testament…
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Preseason: October 19th – 26th Summary

Operations: Finished the sponsor night presentation presented the cold call slides to the freshmen and added more sponsors to the 2024 sponsor list. Many have connections to corporations so we asked if they could notify their guardians about a potential sponsorship. Created a cold call schedule and groups sent emails to sponsors with the attached…
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Preseason: October 13th – 18th

Operations: Worked on the Roundtables portion of the sponsor intro package. We brainstormed new ideas for Roundtables and Sponsor Night and completed the Roundtables flyer. Worked on the outreach and community section of the sponsor intro package and completed it. We are planning to edit with our mentor Dr. Kay. Began the Sponsor Night Presentation…
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Preseason: October 9th Summary

Mechanical Worked on driver practice in which we got a max of seven game pieces in teleop. Some fixes and adjustments: Preparing for Half Hollow Hills! Driver Practice:

Preseason: October 2nd/4th Summary

Operations: Completed the mini grant flyer. We sent it to some teams and posted in on FIRST Long Island to get teams. We worked on the Team Expenses and Past Sponsors part of the sponsor intro package and began brainstorming ideas for sponsor benefits. Podcast: Found teams throughout the United States in every single state…
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Preseason: September 22nd/27th Summary

Mechanical: The team added a bar below one roller of the intake to prevent cubes from touching it and going out the wrong side of the intake which would be bad. Also locktited the intake to increase the tightness and ensure the successfulness. Programming: Fixed issues regarding the buttons in which they were only running…
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Preseason: September 20th Summary

Electrical: The electrical team prepped Neo motors by soldering them to a stronger wire. After this process, we would heat-shrink them and then strip the wires. We did this to install them onto the swerve modules that have been prepared either on Friday or next week. Operations and Podcast: Operations researched more grant opportunities and…
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Preseason: September 15th Summary

Operations: The BAE Systems Grant is completed and submitted. Training slides for an operations training activity have started. This training for new members contains a process of making a fake outreach event by coming up with a sponsor list, making flyers, writing a proposal, writing emails, etc. Mechanical: Upped the gear ratios on the wrist…
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