Team 3044 made it in the official FIRST Newsletter!
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Rah Cha Cha Ruckus 2013
Team 3044 had an amazing day at Rah Cha Cha Ruckus, along with our fellow Capital District teams. Team 3044 won the Restless Spirit award. The Restless Spirit award recognizes the team that best exemplifies the spirit of FIRST. Along with that award, we were also recognized for bringing in the most children’s books for the charity drive. We managed to be alliance captains, which was the first time for our team. We really enjoyed working with Team 1507 the Warlocks and Team 174 the Arctic Warriors.
YAY!!! We’re off to Championships in St. Louis, Missouri
The WPI Regional was very exciting time for our team. Not only were we on the winning alliance with Team 2168 The Aluminum Falcons from Groton, Connecticut and Team 3280 The RhodeRebels from Providence, Rhode Island, but we also received the “Team Spirit Award” given by Chrysler.
Our spirit was truly ignited by our new friends Infinite Loop Team 2648 from Oakland, Maine. We shared chants and cheers with and for each other in the true fashion of “Gracious Professionalism”. They even sent us the most awesome video “All about OUR team ”, and guess what! They are going to St. Louis after winning at the Pine Tree Regional in Lewiston, Maine… Congrats and we can’t wait to see you again!
We had an amazing time with our New York “Capital District” friends The Rocketeers Team 20 from Shenendehowa, Shaker Robotics Team 2791 from Latham,and The Falcons Team 1493 from Albany.We shared pizza and the strategy meeting room with The Falcons at our hotel. We worked with Shenendehowa’s team on their “Collaboration Scouting” initiative and shared our information. Special thanks to Shaker Robotics for their never ending support including spending time with our drive train sub-team and discussing our belt drive system. (THANKS! Brian)
Ironically, we played in the finals against our good friends Shenendehowa and Shaker, who made the final rounds some of the most exciting we have ever experienced. We are extremely grateful and proud to be one of the“Capital Region” FIRST Robotics Teams who continue to share and show support amongst each other, whenever and whatever the cause may be. We even had The Dynamos Team 250, The Rocketeers Team 20, and Shaker Robotics Team 2791 come out to our fundraiser(s) to help us make our St. Louis Championships dream come true.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT!
We can’t wait to play with The Rocketeers Team 20 and all our other old friends in the Archimedes Division in St. Louis. See you there!
Team 3044 wins at FIRST WPI Regional!!!
On March 7-9, Team 3044 was a part of the winning alliance along with Team 2168 the Aluminum Falcons and Team 3280 the Rhode Rebels. Amazing job to all of the teams who attended and the capital region teams; Team 20 the Rocketeers from Clifton Park; Team 1493 the Falcons from Albany; Team 2791 Shaker Robotics from Shaker!!!
Congratulations to Team 20 for winning at the Connecticut Regional sponsored by UTC and winning the Quality Award sponsored by Motorola! Also congrats to Team 4134 from Amsterdam for being regional finalists and receiving the Judges’ award at the Connecticut Regional sponsored by UTC!
About Our Team
Team 3044 is a FIRST Robotics team participating in its fifth year of competition. Also known as 0xBE4, Team 3044 is from Ballston Spa High School in Ballston Spa, New York. We’re made up of forty seven students with passions for creative thinking, engineering, and problem solving. We are dedicated to providing an environment that fosters hard work and strong relationships.
What does our name mean?
0xBE4 is a number written in the hexadecimal (base-16) system, which uses digits 0 to 9 and then A to F to represent the numbers 10 to 15. Hexadecimal notation is used in programming languages like C or Java to write numbers in a way that matches computer architecture: 2 hexadecimal digits correspond to 1 byte of memory. The 0x part of the name denotes the beginning of a hexadecimal string, meaning the rest are hexadecimal digits. When written in decimal form, BE4 equals 3044, which is our team number.