About

We are under construction for the 2018 season!

WHO WE ARE

 

We are Team 3044 0xBe4. We were founded in the year 2008 and have been competing for 9 years now (with our next year being our 10 year and we are very excited.) The beginning was very bumpy but now we have picked up the jets. for the last 5 years we have made the Worlds Tournment in Saint Louis for 3 out of the 5 years with successfully achieving 2 years in a row. We hope to continue our trend of excellence and add to our blue banners at our coming tourneys.

Team Awards

Our Achievements!!!

Ø2016

ᴕFinger Lakes Regional at Gordon Field House in Rochester, NY, USA

o Regional Finalists

o Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors

o Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories

ᴕNew York Tech Valley Regional at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY

o Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation

Ø 2015

ᴕFinger Lakes Regional at Gordon Field House in Rochester, NY

o Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

ᴕNew York Tech Valley Regional at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY

o FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award – Our very own: Samantha McComb (3044)

Ø 2014

ᴕFinger Lakes Regional at Gordon Field House in Rochester, NY, USA

o Finger Lakes Regional Finalists

o Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

o Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories

ᴕNew York Tech Valley Regional at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY

o Hard Hat Safety Award

o Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

o The Hudson-Mohawk ASME and AIAA North-eastern NY Section US FIRST Award- 3rd Place

o Robot Rumble Community Service Award

Ø 2013

ᴕNew York Tech Valley Regional at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY

o The Hudson-Mohawk ASME and AIAA North-eastern NY Section US FIRST Award- 1st Place

ᴕWPI regional at Worcester, MA

o Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

o WPI Regional Champions

ᴕ Rah Cha Cha Ruckus at Rochester, NY

o Charity Recognition

o Restless Spirit Award

Ø 2012

ᴕCapital Region Nanotechnology High School Showcase at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany in Albany, NY

oTeam Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

Ø 2011

ᴕWPI regional at Worcester, MA

o #1 Pit Safety

 

What is FIRST?

 

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

 

In 1989, Dean Kamen and Professor Woodie Flowers founded FIRST. In hopes of encouraging an interest in technology and engineering in youth, FIRST sponsors numerous competitions annually. The philosophy behind FIRST is of teamwork and interaction between teams. Teams refer to this mentality as 'gracious professionalism.'

FIRST has two important aspects: gracious professionalism and coopertition. The term gracious professionalism was originally used by Dr. Woodie Flowers. It states that we can do professional work but still be kind to others. Coopertition means that we can have an intense competition but still help each other when presented with a problem.

 

FIRST Mission

 

“To inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

 

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

Every year, FIRST organizes a competition among high school students where they compete with robots that weigh up to 120 pounds. Robots perform certain field tasks that change yearly. 2017 marks the 26th year of competition.

 

This year, Saturday, January 7, 2017, marked kick off. Teams were given a standard set of parts and the details of the task. Six weeks later, Tuesday, February 25, they compete in a competition testing all aspects of their robot.

Past Events

2016

(yet to be updated)

2015

(Yet to be updated)

2014

3rd Place: Hudson-Mohawk ASME and AIAA Northeastern NY Section US FIRST Award

Hosted FLL Qualifying Tournament at Ballston Spa HS

NY Tech Valley Regional: Aerial Assist (Ranked 14, Record 8-7-0)

Hard Hat Safety Award at NY Tech Valley Regional

Team Spirit Award by Chrysler at NY Tech Valley Regional

Finger Lakes Regional: Aerial Assist (Ranked 15, Record 14-7-0, Regional Finalists)

Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler at the Finger Lakes Regional

Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriter Laboratories at the Finger Lakes Regional

2013

1st place: Hudson-Mohawk ASME & Northeastern Section of NY AIAA US FIRST Award

Volunteered at FLL Qualifying Tournament at St. Mary’s, Ballston Spa

WPI Regional: Ultimate Ascent (Ranked 30, Record 10-9-0, Regional Winners)

Team Spirit Award by Chrysler at WPI Regional

FIRST Championship at St. Louis, MO: Archimedes Division (Ranked 53, Record 4-5-0)

Volunteered at Hero Rush

Hosted an FLL Summer Academy

Hosted 2nd Annual Capital Region Picnic

RahChaCha Ruckus at Rochester, NY (off-season event)

Restless Spirits Award at RahChaCha Ruckus

Hosted FLL/FTC Kickoff

GE Global Research Center Outreach Presentation

3-D printer training session at GE

2012

Finger Lakes Regional: Rebound Rumble (Ranked 14, Record 7-6-0, Regional Finalist)

BattleCry at WPI, MA (off-season event)

Hosted the Capital Region’s Robotics Picnic

RahChaCha Ruckus at Rochester, NY (off-season event)

Ballston Spa Homecoming Parade and Ballston Spa Holiday Parade

Debuted our t-shirt launcher at pep rally

Ballston Spa Holiday Parade

FLL mentoring

Hosted Ballston Spa School Districgt's FLL Expo-Scrimmage

2011

Hosted Ballston Spa School District's FLL Expo-Scrimmage

Promoted FIRST at HVCC's TEC-SMART

CSNE showcase and contest

FLL mentoring

WPI Regional: Logomotion (Ranked 24, Record 4-9-0)

Saratogian article on FLL exhibition

RPI Demonstration

Guyson congratulates Team 3044 at WPI

2010

Finger Lakes Regional: Breakaway (Ranked 35, Record 3-5-3)

BattleCry at WPI, MA (off-season event)

Ballston Spa Homecoming Parade and Ballston Spa Holiday Parade

Guyson congratulates team 3044 at Finger Lakes Regional

Nanotechnology Showcase

2009

Finger Lakes Regional: Lunacy (Record 3-4-1)

Promoted FIRST at regional STEM Expo

Students taught themselves programming and ran classes for newbies

Guyson supports BSHS FIRST Robotics team

2008

Team 3044 was born

Regional training session at RPI

Promoted STEM and FIRST at elementary schools