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Monday, February 16, 2015

This weekend we hosted the Week Zero event at our high school! Although the competition was cut a few hours short because of inclement snow, we still had a great time hosting the event and seeing all the robots!

Today, it's the most important machine of them all; the robot!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Chris. This needs to stop.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Some familiar faces at the cardboard boat race in 2007!

Saturday, February 07, 2015


Small but mighty, the marketing team has been preparing our Chairman's submissions by writing, and writing, and writing....

Another Sponsor!? It's BAE! Does this team of BAE mentors beat Mr. Bouressa's dancing and impeccable poses?


To make up for some of the posts we've missed due to snow, today we're having a little something extra; Sponsor Saturday! Starting with Raytheon, who has been our sponsor for 5 years now, thanks to Mr. Bouressa! 

Friday, February 06, 2015

A finalist in two district events... Winners of the Gracious Professionalism Award, Engineering Inspiration Award, and Engineering Excellence Award... they are the blue and white tie dye team sweeping Southern New Hampshire, Mechanical Mayhem Team 1519! 

Mechanical Mayhem is a team made up of primarily home schoolers, who joined together to experience FIRST in 2005. To find out more on 1519, visit their website here:

Wow, I'm not very good at this whole making a post every day thing, am I? Oh well, we have a special treat for throwback Thursday, featuring everybody's favorite mentor! In the words of Logan, "He looks mean, and he is, but he's actually not mean sometimes, and when he is not mean, he's really helpful," it's Mark Oden, circa 2007/08!

Haha that last one is probably the face that he's gonna make when he sees this post! 

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Today we are featuring a very famous woman, one whose name you should all know, Sally Ride. Sally Ride was the first woman to go into space, as the operator of a robotic arm on the STS-7 space shuttle mission. She used the robotic arm to place satellites in orbit on two missions into space, one in 1983 and 1984. After Ride left NASA she became a professor at University of California and invented NASA's EarthKAM project, which allows middle school students to take photos of the Earth using a camera on the International Space Station. Ride continued to help students, particularly girls, to pursue math and science until her death in 2012. She remains a pioneer for women in technology to this day. 

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Some of the mech guys are working on an accelerometer which will eventually be measuring how fast our robot goes. (Obviously it will be super fast.)

Some photos from the past couple of weeks. I really can't describe this team as anything besides a bunch of goofballs!