FRC New England Alliance
Our team started the FRC New England Alliance (FRCNEA) to broaden our impact to the rest of the northeastern United States. FRCNEA is set apart from other FRC information sources because posts made by members are answered by other teams' members willing to help within minutes. Because teams using this alliance are nearby each other, communication and assistance is accessible and easy to use.
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In this self-hosted event, Team 1058 and three guest teams bring our robots to the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua to show and demonstrate them for the public. We demonstrate the year’s robot challenge and interact with shoppers. We also answer any questions that people may have about how our robot works, FIRST opportunities, ideals, and programs as well as questions about that year’s robot challenge, or questions specific to the challenges of coming up with and executing a working robot.
Our team works with the NH FIRST FLL Partners at BAE Systems to host and run this local FLL Qualifying event. The Londonderry School District helps coordinate the facilities and covers all the costs associated with using the space. Taking cues from FRC, we add production value to the event with LED lights, backdrops, and fun music. Participating teams really enjoy this addition, and coaches who have been involved with FLL for years remarked that our event is one of the most impressive qualifiers they attend. Additionally, the feedback from our partners at FLL is nothing short of stellar. Overall, this event is a huge success and built on our well developed relationship with our community and school. We are looking forward to hosting the Londonderry FLL Qualifier for a fourth consecutive year in the fall of 2017.
Old Home Day
In our local communities, we make an effort to display our robot so town citizens can connect our team with news articles and TV segments featuring us and FIRST. We gain support from our town-wide Old Home Day event, where the town celebrates all that it is. We march in the parade with our crowd pleasing “Couch-Bot” and past year’s robot, and set up our booth on the commons to showcase our team and let people get hands on with the robot. Since we also have students on our team from the nearby town of Hooksett, we participate in their town’s celebrations as well.