September 19, 2019

Yesterday, we had our first meeting with some of the new members of Sachem Aftershock's 2019-2020 season! The recruits were introduced to different tools commonly found in the robotics labs and the many departments within the overall team. For the new members, this was...

February 16, 2019

As build season comes to a close, we would like to take a minute and thank our mentors. Without our mentors, we could not be a part of FIRST. They dedicate countless hours to teaching us how to improve our inventions, inspiring us to be the best versions of ourselves a...

February 6, 2019

We currently have a sub-team working on our climbing mechanism. They have added motors and are decreasing the amount of time it takes the robot to get on the platform. We are also taking inspiration from Aftershock alumni, Kaitlin Tripi’s idea to construct an elevator...

January 24, 2019

Week two has shown an exponential growth in terms of productivity. This can be attributed to a deadline the mentors have set on prototype construction. The mentors want all prototypes to be done within the next week. The idea of prototype deadlines is unprecedented in...

January 16, 2019

Team 263 is preparing for launch into Deep Space. Students have presented their design and strategy ideas to the group, and formed groups around that. They have also begun drawing up and constructing prototypes. It is just week one and we are already running into probl...

January 9, 2019

Last Saturday, Team 263 packed in to the Little Theater, eager to find out this year's game. After watching the live stream, the team began reading and studying the new game manual, making sure that it new the game inside and out. To ensure that each member had a fair...

February 21, 2018

Smithtown and Sachem together on final night of build season.  Bag and Tag complete, off to competitions.

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February 8, 2018

It's Wednesday, February 7th—over 4 weeks into our build season. The team as always is hard at work.  Mechanical has been immersed in tasks for the bumpers, the back piece, the ramp, and the drive table. Brackets are being created to increase the security of the bumper...

February 6, 2018

With over two hours left in today's meeting, our elevator is nearly complete. Our sub-team assigned to this task has been working at a rapid pace these past few days. With the end of build season looming on the horizon, we have gotten into gear to finish by the two wee...

February 4, 2018

Our mechanisms' final assembly is the main focus of today. With the aforementioned setbacks, we continue to push forward, even with the longevity of our work at the moment. Our CNC team is working tirelessly to finish the arms for our crate intake . While they are wait...

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