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Multimedia and Videos

Welcome to our extensive multimedia video galleries, where you can find dozens of videos from our team's history. But not all of these videos are just short clips, such as the millions on YouTube. Many of these videos have been cut and edited into short films between three and ten minutes long. As of late, we have even begun to take our video production to an even higher professional level, now filming everything in 16:9 widescreen. So from comedy to serious, technical to public relations, enjoy these many videos from our team's history!

Note: FIRST has granted our team permission to post official FIRST media here as digital archived materials in our Multimedia and Video pages. All official FIRST videos are copyrighted material by FIRST. All rights reserved.

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Right Here, Right Now

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Take a peek into what a typical weekend during the six-week robot build season at Team 228 is like in this exciting five-minute film. And don't miss our funny team bloopers at the end of the video!

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Be FIRST, Not Last

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How do you compress eight years of our team's history into five minutes worth of video? That's easy, just use 4,500 photographs!

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Ramp and Drive Train Testing

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Watch as we test our our 2005 robot to see how well it can climb onto the ramp, which worked surprisingly well.

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Testing our Prototype Ball Spiral

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Here we are testing our prototype design for our spiral ball hopper design, which we ended up using on our actual robot.

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Robot Shooter Testing

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Watch as we extensively test the accuracy of our shooter the day before we shipped the robot. In many of our extesive trials, we were able to score ten out of ten balls into the center goal.

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The Center Goal

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Watch how balls react to to the center goal as people at the Manchester Kickoff Event try their hand at scoring three-point shots.

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The Corner (Side) Goal

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And you thought scoring in the side goal was easy? Watch this video that proves if you try scoring too fast into the side goal, the balls will not go in.

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Vex Goes to the Mall!

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Ever wonder what robots would do at the mall? Watch as our adventurous Vex robot rides the escalators, visits the ATM machine, gets a message, goes to RadioShack, and much more!

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Vex Holonomic Drive

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As one of the first holonomic drive robots built out of the Vex parts, watch this short three-minute film of the holonomic drive robot at Robonautica, an FLL Tournament in Worcester, Mass.

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Bash at the Beach!

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Watch this short film documenting the 2006 Bash at the Beach competition, including a few funny moments such as when we almost tip over! (This was also the first of many films from Team 228 natively in widescreen 19:6 format.)

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2006 FIRST Promotional Film

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Learn more about FIRST from this short film released on their 2006 DVD to FIRST teams. (Team 228 has written permission from FIRST allowing our team to host such content as this.)

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Learn about our history!

From our rookie year of 1999 until the present, Team 228 has continued to grow, expand, and introduce and inspire an ever increasing number of students and mentors to FIRST through the FIRST Robotics Competition, the FIRST Vex Challenge, and the FIRST LEGO League. Read more...