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Go Fund Us at GUS

April 21, 2014

We have a Go Fund Me account set up that are taking donations!

Here is the link: PLease help us make it to St. Louis again!

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NE FIRST - Hartford District Event Trailer

February 11, 2014

Check Out Hartford's district event trailer that GUS members put together!


AERIAL ASSIST-2014 FRC Field Interaction

January 6, 2014

GUS robotics field interaction video for Aerial Assist is now up!
Check it out!

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Gus Robotics Team Pasta Dinner Fundraiser Kick OFF! 4pm-7pm

January 5, 2014

Come Join Gus Robotics,January 5, 2013 at the North Italian Club 43 Thorpe Ave.,Meriden, CT 4PM-7PM

AS we KICK OFF our 16th year as a member of the FIRST Robotics Team and continue to spread “Contagious Entusiasm” in Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) to our students!
FIRST Robotics 2014 Game will be released on January 4th and the
Gus Team is very excited to get start building this year’s robot! Fundraising, grants and Sponsors is what keeps the Gus Robotics team running, without them there would be no team!
So come on out for FUN, ROBOTS, PASTA and RAFFLES!! Tickets will be available at the door $7.00, Children under 5, $5.00.
For more info on pasta dinner tickets call Deb @ 203-213-4542

To learn more about the Gus Robotics Team or for more info on FIRST, visit our website at: You can also visit us on Facebook

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Savage Soccer South of the Border Rescheduled!

December 22, 2013

Due to the weather Gus Robotics Team will be rescheduling our annual Savage Soccer until December 22, 2013..

There is still time to Join!!!! It's going to be a tub-tac-ular time.

Gus is accepting Can good Donations. Free Event open to the public! Stop on by and check out some awesome robots and some amazing teams from New England!!

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Mark your calendar for Camp Agua!

December 21, 2013

On Saturday, December 21 Team 1071 will be holding a series of workshops and seminars for both mentors and students of FRC teams.

Topic of the workshops include:
LabView Beta Testing Open House
Machining 101
Public Relations and Marketing for your FIRST team
Effective sponsorship Recruitment in FRC
FIRST Scholarships
and More...

Some of GUS' mentors and students will be running classes with team MAX

Time: 9:00 am (Doors will open at 8am)
Where: Wolcott High School: 457 Boundline Rd, Wolcott, CT
To Register and For More Information:

Hope to see you there!

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Holiday Shopping Event

November 30, 2013

Gus would like to invite you all to join us in our Holiday Shopping Event! Come shop with local vendors and crafters along with local non profit organizations.. Support Small business Saturday!!! Lots of unique gift items for students, parents and people of any age. Price range from .50 and up!!! It's also a great opportunity to raise money for your team and sell your items.... We will have robots on display, a visit from Santa from our special guest ELFIS.. along with music from a very special DJ!!! Concession, raffles... It's going to be a great event!!!

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Support Small Business Saturday!

November 30, 2013

Gus Robotics Holiday Shopping Event
Support Small Business Saturday
come shop with local
Vendors and Crafters:
Start you Holiday Shopping Early!! Save time
and Money
by not running from store to store.

Saturday, November 30, 2013,
Maloney High School Cafeteria
8:00 AM-2:00PM
Admission: $1.00 Donation receive a raffle ticket to enter in one of our many great raffle prizes .Your donation helps support the Gus Team.
Come & do your Holiday Shopping find one of a kind gifts. There will be handmade pocket books, jewelry, candles, soaps, baked goods, music items, raffles and much more!

If you are vendor, crafter or school group, this is a great opportunity to sell your items. Hurry while space still available! Contact deb lint at 203-213-4542 or email

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Fundraising, Sponsors and Grants what keeps Gus Going!

October 4, 2013

Recycling, fundraisers, Sponsors and Grants helps beat the budget crunch at Gus Robotics Team 228. Fundraising, grants and Sponsors is what keeps the Gus Robotics team running, without them there would be no team.

What's Gus?
Gus Robotics Team 228 is the FIRST Robotics Team for the three Meriden, Connecticut High Schools (Platt, Maloney, and Wilcox Tech). Since 1999, we have been inspiring students into the world of science, technology, and engineering through the annual FIRST Robotics Competition and the FIRST Tech Challenge. But our inspiration does not simply end after students graduate from high school; to further their secondary (college) education, there are over sixteen million dollars in scholarships available to FIRST students, with many of these full ride scholarships to some of the world's most prestigious schools.
Students/mentors of Gus Robotics Team have been earning free Technology/Recreational Equipment or Cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash.

Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to STEM education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business FREE prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to Gus Robotics Team, businesses help them earn the technology and or recreational equipment they need. Companies can sign up and help support Gus Team at and enter ID# 276998 under My Beneficiary.

Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops at the following locations: Maloney High School 121 Gravel St. Meriden, CT 06450 on Tuesday or Thursday evenings between 6:30pm-9:00pm.

To learn more about supporting the Gus Robotics Team please call Deb Lint at 203-213-4542 or email us at You can also visit us on Facebook

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September 14, 2013

Recycling Fundraiser Event!
Help Gus earn free equipment and cash
by donating your unwanted items!

We are collecting:
Wearable & Usable Clothing (Men’s, Women’s, & Children’s) Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Home Linens- drapes, sheets.
Ink Cartridges, toners, cell phones, GPS, digital cameras, MP3 players, laptops, Gameboys.
Refundable Returns: Cans, Bottles and Plastic!
September 14, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Maloney High School 121 Gravel St. Meriden, CT
For more Info, Contact: Deb Lint @ 203-213-4542

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About Gus

Gus Robotics Team 228 was founded in 1999 to bring the excitement and inspiration of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to students from Meriden, CT. Since then, our program has grown into a nationally-recognized robotics team for students from five different high schools in Meriden and Wallingford, CT.

Through our involvement in FRC and VRC, we introduce and inspire students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Mentors from a wide variety of fields including teaching, engineering (mechanical, electrical, robotics), computer science, machinists, technicians, business executives and more, teach students relevant real-world experience and applications.

We've also built strong relationships with our local school district, businesses and organizations to help provide our students the best possible experience; these sponsors are crucial to our long-term success.

Recent graduates from our program have won over quarter million dollars in scholarships, and have gone onto a variety of careers in STEM fields.