Milton Qualifier Tournament 2-21-2015 (Advance to State Championship!)

The qualifier was postponed due to the snow storm in February.  This is our last chance to advance to the State.  We did really well at first and earned all the QP and ranked at the 4th.  Then we had a connection problem with the FCS and our robot was halted for a full match.  Luckily, we were selected by the 4th rank team and be able to continue for the afternoon games. Game match didn’t go well, we were eliminated due to a stronger team we were facing.  At the end, we were so surprise that to receive the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award which lead us to earn a spot to the State Championship upcoming Saturday 2/28/2015!!  We are so excited and working really hard now to try to get everything working.  Let’s do it and have all the fun!

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Arlington Qualifier Tournament 1-24-2015

It’s been very challenging for all of us to drive with the snow storm condition.  Cars were spinning on the highway.  We all have arrived safely at the end, that’s matter.  In the morning, as a rookie team, we were able to do one task only but did it well to get 10 QP and earned a 2nd place on the ranking.  We were picked by the 1st ranking  team to be their alliance and moved onto the final round.  We were so close to earn the final winning alliance title but lost at the end due to our alliance robot was disconnected unfortunately.  However, it was a fun and great experience for the team to attend our first tournament event and earn our first trophy!


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Agawam Robotics Elite Socks Fundraiser

Agawam Robotics is offering high performance calf length orange socks with knit-in varsity “A” logo for $12 per pair in two different sizes.  Socks will be available for pick up in mid-December, contact me to arrange for free delivery for group order of 10 pairs or more.  Limited quantity, first come first serve base on the order form is received.

Just in time for the basketball season and it sure will be the hottest stocking stuffer this coming holidays!
Please see the attached order form for details.  Feel free to forward this to your teams and friends.

Contact for questions.

Thank you for your support!
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Email blast 10-4-2014

I hope you all enjoyed the Labview training.  I know some of you may still have questions, we will go over more when we use it with our ranger robot later.  Here is homework this week to get ready for the CREO training on Thursday at Junior High School from 6:30-9:00pm.  This is very important to follow it step-by-step.


1.  Please complete the installation of CREO and Mathcad from previous email.  Check your email for the install instruction and product keys.


2.  Go to the 3 links below to download the zip files and extract them to your computer Desktop folder before the CREO training on Thursday.  They are the PTC CREO CAD models, Tetrix/nxt parts and the “How to Model Almost Anything” training material.  We will need them for the training!





3.  Follow the attached config_creo_schools.pdf to configure your CREO software.  If you do not apply this configuration, then the instructions will not match your screen.


As usual, if you have any questions for the installation, email me question with screen shot for your problem or bring your computer with you on Tuesday so we can take a look at it.  Don’t wait until the last minute!


Coach Edwin

Labview & Creo Training

Hi all,
We have scheduled the following training sessions, these will replace our regular meeting.
  • Labview on 10/2 6:30-9:00 at AREA office
  • Creo on 10/9 6:30-9:00 at Junior HS
Please make sure all software are installed by then and bring your laptop to the sessions.  A separate email will go out to each individual student/parent with important license information.

Email blast 09-16-2014

OMG! We got our team name. That’s productive. Please go through some of the useful links from our website at

1. Fun homework – where your art talent comes to play, start sketching a logo design for the team and bring it with you to the next meeting.

2. This Thursday – We are meeting at 6:30-8:30 as usual. Please come after back-to-school night if you attend Agawam Jr. High. We will be fixing the center field and finish up the field building exercise. If we have time, we will start setting up the Twitter.

3. Google Drive – Steps to set up on your smartphone or you can go on computer as well. Please see your email for more details.

4. Big E parade at Agawam Day– sounds like you are interested based on our meeting discussion. We will meet and lineup behind state buildings no later than 4:30, parade step off at 5:00. Wear an orange top.

Coach Edwin & Wincy

FTC Kickoff 2014-2015

Hi all,

We are approaching to the official FTC kick-off day which is tomorrow. There are a few things I would like you to do before our Agawam FTC join-team kick-off event at the Agawam Public Library on Tuesday (9/9/2014) at 6:30pm.

1. You may go to this link to watch the MA FTC kickoff live stream the game reveal starting at 11:45am on Saturday.

2. Here is the FTC game page and read the game manual part 1 and part 2. The part 2 will be revealed tomorrow.

3. Come up with a team name.

See you all at the library next Tuesday!

Coach Edwin & Wincy

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