Thanks to a donation of over $2500 from Frank Grossman's Granite State FIRST Robotics Innovation Fund, Holy Family's Robotics program has been fully funded! A BIG thank you to our generous benefactor!
If you are interested in joining, or curious to learn more about the Robotics program, please contact Mr. Rob Mandeville at email@example.com. No prior experience is necessary. All are welcome!
Our students are pictured here with Sen. Kelly Ayotte of NH during the January 30th Robotics competition. Sen. Ayotte and FIRST founder, Dean Kamen, spoke to the 11 teams encouraging them to continue with their work in robotics and engineering.
Below is an article by a member of our Robotics Team, Quantum Grace, with a description of their name and the January 30th competition.
Quantum Grace, 10416
By Estelle Mandeville, Class of 2018
Holy Family Academy‘s First Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team name comes from the unity of God and science. Our motto, “Deus aleas cum mundo non ludit”, “God does not play dice with the universe” was said by Albert Einstein debating quantum physics. We receive little “quantum” graces from God in everyday life, whether it is a beautiful sunset, finding something that was lost, etc.
On Saturday January 30, we had our last regular season competition. Each meet consists of about 15 matches and each team plays 5 matches. Each match is two teams against two teams, so in one match, a team might be our opponent, but they might be our ally in the next match. We were 4-1 in our matches on that day. We were in second place, but are now third place in our league, (Red 3) because of a worse competition in December.
We got a bit of irony in our last match, as our allies, Untitled 1, team 10103, commented. Quantum Grace was in first and Untitled 1 was in second. They had resigned themselves that if we, our red team, won, they would only come in second. The irony was that usually, the first and second place teams fight for first place, but this time, we were helping each other. In addition, we both use modified push-bots. A push-bot is a basic robot that a team has published instructions to build online. Our red team won that match 73-13.
On Saturday, November 21st, our Robotics team, Quantum Grace, faced off against several teams competing at UNH Manchester. Quantum Grace has worked verhttp://holyfamilyacademy.org/photoalbums/robotics-competitiony hard to design, build and program their robot for this FIRST Tech Challenge competition. The competition required two drivers to work together to drive the robot and operate the mechanical arm. They had various tasks to complete such as picking up and moving objects from one end of the rink to another all while other teams are robots are vying for the same objects. Quantum Grace did so well, that they earned 2nd place at the competition!! Congratulations, Quantum Grace!
For more information about FTC Robotics, please visit http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc.