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April 6-8th, 2017- Team 3467: Windham Windup FIRST® robotics team competed at the University Of New Hampshire to continue their 2017 competition season. Team 3467 came in 36th place out of 64 teams in the qualification matches, but was unfortunately not chosen for the elimination rounds.

This year’s 2017 game challenge is called “Steamworks”. Teams use their robotic creations to shoot “fuel” wiffle balls into a boiler shaped tower, and assemble gears onto the “airship” shaped tower in the middle of the field with two human players known as pilots inside of the airship, all during a series of two and half minute matches. Points are awarded according to the quantity of fuel filled, gears assembled, climbing onto the airship, and whether or not the airship took flight. Students have six weeks to design, build, and program their unique robots prior to competition. During competitions, teams from all over New England work together in alliances of three to complete the many tasks implemented in Steamworks.

Although the team did not participate in the elimination rounds during the championship, Windham Windup received the District Champions Chairman’s award, which is the most prestigious award in FIRST Robotics. The award is given to a team who illustrates and demonstrates the values of FIRST and what FIRST can do for the community. This award is sought after by all FIRST teams and the Windham Windup is honored to have received such an award for the second time this season.

Over April vacation, Team 3467 will be traveling to St. Louis, Missouri for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship. The team is working incredibly hard to improve their robot and practice presenting with the little time they have until the upcoming competition. They are excited to put their best effort forward going into the final event of 2017 competition season and are also looking forward to the opportunity of competing with teams all over the world for the World Championship Chairman’s award.


March 25-26th, 2017- Team 3467: Windham Windup FIRST® robotics team competed at Bedford High School to continue their competition season for 2017. Team 3467 came in 13th place out of 41 teams in the qualification matches, and was chosen for the 6th seed alliance for the elimination rounds.

This year’s 2017 game challenge is called “Steamworks”. Teams use their robotic creations to shoot “fuel” wiffle balls into a boiler shaped tower, and assemble gears onto the “airship” shaped tower in the middle of the field with two human players known as pilots inside of the airship, all during a series of two and half minute matches. Points are awarded according to the quantity of fuel filled, gears assembled, climbing onto the airship, and whether or not the airship took flight. Students have six weeks to design, build, and program their unique robots prior to competition. During competitions, teams from all over New England work together in alliances of three to complete the many tasks implemented in Steamworks.

The Windham Windup was excited to work with FRC Teams 5556 “Carriagetown Robotics” and 885 “The Green Team”. The alliance was the 6th seed for the elimination rounds out of 8 alliances total. Although the alliance did their best to compete in the elimination rounds, they were unfortunately knocked out in the quarterfinals.

The next competition that Team 3467 will be competing in will be on April 5th to 8th at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire for the New England District Championship. The team is still working incredibly hard to continue improving their robot with the time they have until the upcoming district championship. They are excited to put their best effort going into the district championship of the 2017 competition season.


March 4-5th, 2017- Team 3467: Windham Windup FIRST® robotics team competed at their own Windham High School to kick off their competition season for 2017. Team 3467 came in 30th place out of 39 teams in the qualification matches, but was unfortunately not chosen for the elimination rounds.

This year’s 2017 game challenge is called “Steamworks”. Teams use their robotic creations to shoot “fuel” wiffle balls into a boiler shaped tower, and assemble gears onto the “airship” shaped tower in the middle of the field with two human players known as pilots inside of the airship, all during a series of two and half minute matches. Points are awarded according to the quantity of fuel filled, gears assembled, climbing onto the airship, and whether or not the airship took flight. Students have six weeks to design, build, and program their unique robots prior to competition. During competitions, teams from all over New England work together in alliances of three to complete the many tasks implemented in Steamworks.

Although the team did not participate in the elimination rounds, The Windham Windup was ecstatic to receive the Chairman’s award, which is the most prestigious award in FIRST Robotics. The award is given to a team who illustrates and demonstrates the values of FIRST and what FIRST can do for the community. This award is sought after by all FIRST teams and the Windham Windup is honored to have received such an award.

The next competition that Team 3467 will be competing in will be on March 25th and 26th  at Bedford High School in Bedford, New Hampshire. The team is working incredibly hard to improve their robot with the little time they have until the upcoming competition. They are excited to put their best foot forward going into the second event of 2017 competition season.