FIRST Team Paragon 571

Windsor, CT

January 2024 Update

This year, Team Paragon’s adventure is in full swing with
the start of the new FIRST season, featuring the
harmonious game,
“CRESCENDO.” This year’s game
objective has two alliances competing in groups of three
teams to pick up and score game pieces called “notes” into
different field elements. The final act is thrilling – we have
the chance to hang our robot on a chain connected to the
center stage for extra points. Each team member plays a
crucial role in helping to win the game.

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April 2023 Update

We have just finished a very successful competition season after working several weeks building our robot. This year, our goal was to create a simple yet robust robot. Being a smaller team with many new students, we decided to build within our capabilities and do it well, which is exactly what we did. And we were even more successful than we hoped. Although our official competition season is over, we have plans for many summer activities. We have hopes to do multiple different workshops for both programming and building to allow everyone opportunities to grow their skills for next year.

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February-March 2023 Update

MID-SEASON 2023 After many weeks of long hours and hard work, our robot is nearing completion. And just in time for our first competition! From March 17-18 we will be at Western New England University in Springfield, MA, testing the limits of our latest robot. It is open to the public, so you are encouraged to stop by and watch a match. Competitions will take place beginning at 10am on Friday and Saturday.

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January 2023 Update

On January 7, 2023 Team Paragon assembled at the team’s new build site to intereact as this season’s CHARGED UP game was revealed. For the first eight weeks or the year, the team will be brainstorming, strategizing, programming, constructing, deconstructing, and reconstructing. After the game was revealed, game manuals were downloaded and students & mentors began brainstorming ideas to approach gameplay. Continue reading below to learn more about this year’s game.

2020 Late Season Update

As we progress through the build season, considerable progress has been made. Build is nearing completion, Programming has produced more code, Web has further organized the website, and Imagery has created new
team shirts and robot designs. Click here to see the full update.

2020 Mid-Season Update

Through these vigorous few build weeks we brainstormed many unique ideas. Examples include wheel hands to help our robot climb and stabilize itself, a conveyor to carry and shoot balls (power cells), and large pneumatic wheels to ensure our robot can drive over bumps. Click here to see the full update.

Sixth Week Update

As build season comes to a close, we have been working even harder to complete all details of the robot and perfect coding before bag and tag. With our drive team chosen we will begin doing field testing with our final robot and plan for drive practice.

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Fifth Week Update

As we finish week five of our mission, we are nearing the deadline. We continue to work on the final robot and programming for the electro-aquarium, along with many other things.

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Third Week Update

We continue on our mission on our third week of build season. We are half way there….well time wise anyway. The team has finished the prototype robot and we have begun working on the final robot.

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Second Week Update

We continue with our mission during the second week of build season. The team continues in the groove of the work schedule and is working on prototyping while simultaneously working on the final robot chassis and working on activities for competition.

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First Week Update

After watching kick off, the team got straight to brainstorming ideas for the robot and began building prototype mechanisms. We also signed up for subgroups and split up with different schedules to get progress on different elements of the robot and team.

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Kick off Update

After the few months of doing community service for the town and guiding the new members with tool training, Kickoff has finally reached us! Kick off is the game reveal for the FIRST FRC competition season. Here’s what we did during Kickoff on Saturday and Sunday!

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Fall Festivities Update

Although the team has returned to school and work schedules, we have focused our time to help out our community and prepare for the upcoming season! We immediately started fall with tool training, fundraising, team building, and other helpful preparations.

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