FIRST Competitions

Home ›› Events ›› FIRST Competitions ›› 2006

Behind the 'Bots

Behind every robot is a story. A story of late nights, endless programming, and a rush to get everything done in only six weeks. Learn more about the design, fabrication, and achievements of each of our robots from our rookie year's bot to our latest robot, Gus 9.

The Robot

After six weeks of the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into the fabrication of the robot, here is where it all pays off. The competitions run from early to late March each year, with the FIRST Championships in April. On the playing field, you are out to win, but gracious professionally. Off the field, you cooperate with the other teams. FIRST does not have long-standing rivalries like other sports, as a team may be your partner one match, but your opponent the next. And that is what gracious professionalism is. Learning to compete, but not violently, but then cooperate the rest of the time, to openly share ideas and concepts, to synergize together. This may should new and unique to rookies and newcomers, but this is what will fuel the industry of the future, competing while cooperating in an open and friendly environment.

2017201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005

Bash at the Beach

FIRST logo

With it's Hawaiian beach party atmosphere, Bash at the Beach is a great competition to inspire newly recruited students on FRC teams at each competition. It was also a great competition for our robot, which went 5-1 and ranked 3rd after the qualification rounds. Read more...

Date: October 14, 2006
Location: Lyme-Old Lyme, CT
Type: Off-Season
Game: Aim High

BattleCry7 @ WPI

FIRST logo

Quite possibly the most favorite competition of the year for many, the action-packed matches here are always full of good ol' New England Defense and an interesting "twist" of the FRC game. Read more about how well Team 228 competed with their rebuilt robot. Read more...

Date: June 24, 2006
Location: Worcester, MA
Type: Off-Season
Game: Aim High

FIRST World Championship Event

FIRST logo

The 2006 Championship Event, which is to be held on April 27-29, 2006 will be the second competition of the 2006 season for Gus Robotics Team 228. In the Curie Division, Team 228 hopes to do well as we play among some of the best teams from around the world. Read more...

Date: April 29, 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Type: Championships
Game: Aim High

NERVE (FVC Competition)

FIRST logo

Held in conjunction with the 2006 UTC New England Regional, the NERVE (New England Region Vex Event) was the fifth of six regional FIRST Vex Challenge (FVC) tournaments across the country. Read more...

Date: March 17, 2006
Location: Hartford, CT
Type: FVC Regional
Game: Half Pipe Hustle

UTC New England Regional

FIRST logo

The 2006 UTC New England Regional was held on March 9-11, 2006 at the new Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The UTC New England Regional was the first and only official FIRST Regional event for Team 228 for 2006. Read more...

Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Hartford, CT
Type: FRC Regional
Game: Aim High