We Made Rosie History!


rosies win

On the second weekend of March  Rosie Robotics competed at a the district event at WPI in Worcester. After 80 Qualification matches, Rosie became the captain of the sixth place alliance along with team 175, “Buzz Robotics” and team 1768, “Robo Chiefs”.

After 15 years, Rosie won their first “in season” event. It gave them a total of 59 points, placing in 19th (at the time) out of 181 teams in the New England District. The weekend of April 1st through 3rd Rosie will be competing at the Hartford district event to try to be one of the top 64 teams that will qualify for the New England District Championships at the XL Center in Hartford.

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Rosie 2016 Build Season Pictures

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Kickoff 2016

Join us as we reveal details about the 2016 FIRST STRONGHOLDSM game at the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff! The Kickoff broadcast will run from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm Eastern Time on Saturday, January 9th. A link to the broadcast (provided by Kickoff Sponsor Comcast NBCUniversal) will be available here: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/kickoff prior to the event.

Back by popular demand- Live Broadcast from Founder’s Reception: The Founder’s Reception is a night for FIRST to thank and celebrate our amazing mentors, hosted by FIRST Founder Dean Kamen at his home. Since many mentors never get to experience this event first hand, we’re once again bringing the event to you!

On Friday, January 8th at 7:00 pm Eastern Time, the FIRST community can tune into a live broadcast from the Founder’s Reception! Hear from veteran and rookie mentors about their expectations for the upcoming season and FIRST sponsors about why it’s important for them to be involved. There will be special “last night before Kickoff” interviews with FIRST staff and supporters, and we will announce a present that will be included in the Kit of Parts for all 2016 Teams!

Tune in to the broadcast here: http://streamingmeeting.com/webcast/2016_first_founders/

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2016 FRC Game

Hey Guys,

For anyone who hasn’t seen the 2016 FRC Game Teaser check it out!

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVLdJdoKK2E

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Rosie’s 2015 robot; Rosie 14.0 was completed and bagged on February 17th, 2015! This year’s robot has another name, and that name is O.S.C.A.R.! We are very excited for our first competition on March 6th – 7th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA! This event, along with all the FIRST events, is open to the public! Come on down and check out all the fantastic robots!

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Rosies World Famous Ziti dinner!

FIRST Team 839 Rosie Robotics will be hosting another one of our World Famous Ziti Dinners on January 30, 2015. It will be held at the Agawam Congregational Church, 745 Main Street, Agawam. Dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door or from any Rosie student. They are available at $8 per person, children 6-12 are $5, and under 5 are free. We will be holding a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese raffle. All money raised will help Rosie travel to our competitions. Hope to see you there!

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IMG_3425 IMG_3426 IMG_3419The teams working hard during build season! Two weeks down and only four more to go!!

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imagesDIFHCOZ8BUILD SEASON IS HERE! Are you excited? I know Rosie is! This years game is called “Recycle Rush”! This game is all based on recycling. taking tots and stacking them. Then adding a recycle bin on top of that! finally adding a pool noodle or what is called “littler” on top or in the recycle bin.

Rosie’s going to have a fun time building this years robot! The six weeks starts………….. NOW!

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Rosie update 31 Oct 2014

Happy Halloween…come over to my house, please! Lynne went out and bought a bunch of candy and we’ve had only a dozen kids…I can’t eat this much….

I have been accused of typing too much so I’ll just give you the facts, short and sweet.

Parents—Rosie has had a rather large influx of new students. (That’s a good thing.) We, the Mentors, also have not met many of the new parents. I am calling a Parents meeting for Wed, 5 Nov at AHS. This is a regular meeting night, so when you drop off your son or daughter, come in. We need to bring you up to speed what FIRST is all about and get your involvement, is whatever small or large way. I won’t keep you more than an hour, you can stay all night if you want. Rosie meetings are always open to parents and your participation is most welcome!

Ziti dinner—7 Nov, serving 4:30-7:30 Agawam Congregational Church, all Agawam Robotics teams are invited to participate, if you don’t have tickets, let me know and we’ll get some to you. I have heard rumors a lot of the FLL and JrFLL teams are putting together baskets for the Chinese Auction and a bake sale. Great idea!! Oh, and Bon Ton coupons are available for sale.

A 2nd order for Agawam socks has been placed. All adult sizes this time. The 1st order sold out in like a week. Orders are being taken, email Wincy (wincychan@comcast.net) for more information.

We also have Lyman Orchard pies for ordering. Lynne tells me they will be in 17 Dec and the deadline for ordering is 17 Nov. You HAVE TO pick them up at my house ON 17 Dec. I do not have freezer space to store them for you. If you have not picked them up, they will be on the front porch, regardless of outside air temp.

Did you know Rosie has a Facebook page? And a secret FB group? No one can see it except members If you want in, friend me and let me know who you are, please.

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On saturday October 4th, Rosie attended the Tech Valley Robot Rumble at Ballston Spa high school in Ballston Spa New  York. Thirteen teams attended Robot Rumble on saturday. Rosie ended being in 6th place. We were picked by the 4th seed alliance with 145 and 190. Made it threw the semi- finals in the finals we won our first match and lost our second match. This means a third match  for our alliance. After our third match, we waited for the resalts and we were happy to find out that we had won the event! Rosie has not won an event in a long time! This was a great feeling for every one on Rosie! For the award, we won the Spirit award, and the winner award. Everyone at the competition got the partisipation award. This was a very good event for rosie! We cant wait for our next one on October 25th!

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