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2010 LabView Code Now Available!

With the close of the 2010 FRC Season, the Megahurts Programming Team would like to show off our LabView code we used for the Robot this year.   You can find it at the brand new

April 24th, 2010
Topic: Breakaway News, Robotics News, Team Produced News Tags: None

Advancing STEM Curriculum at Brehm Preparatory School

FIRST Robotics (FRC) is revolutionizing STEM education for students with learning disabilities at Brehm Preparatory School. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is “the varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get.

April 20th, 2010
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Updates from the Minneapolis North Star Regional

Minnesota Bound

What do you get when you take a van, a truck, and 12 people on a 16 hour cross-country expidition? You get the a FIRST Robotics Regional in Minnesota. This year the team added a new location to our regional competition list. The North Star Regional, which was one of two concurrent regionals in Minneapolis. There the team was able to meet Dean Kamen for the second time this season, and have a great time at one of the country’s newest FIRST events.

April 4th, 2010
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Waiting

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So to wrap things up, I am adding the final chapter into this series of articles on the FIRST Robotics Competition, St. Louis Regional for team #2219 Megahurts. This season, at least so far, was bittersweet. We came, we saw, we fell short.- But all is not lost! – We are going to the Minneapolis Competition as well.

March 19th, 2010
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Havoc in the Ranks

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Normally the term “Havoc in the Ranks,” is reserved for military situations. In my case, as well as many of my team member’s cases, it definitely applies to our robotics team. One might wonder how this could be applied though. Well, I’ll let you know.

February 18th, 2010
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Caveman

This year we have a wonderful surprise presented to us by our lead mentor Joe Viscomi – an awesome, never before seen, innovative, and most intelligent, plug-and-play swerve drive wheel system….

February 15th, 2010
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iRobot: My Personal Experience on the Brehm Robotics Team #2219

In the fall of 2007, I first came to Brehm. This was a time of unawareness. I didn’t really pay attention to anything that I would find important now, such as graduating, college, socializing with my peers, being productive and staying focused, let alone joining the robotics team…

February 14th, 2010
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Mentors

When you think of a mentor, what comes to mind? A leader? A teacher? A knowledge base to learn from? These are all something that members of the Brehm FIRST Robotics Team; #2219, a.k.a. “Megahurts” think of when they think “mentor.”

January 9th, 2010
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