2018 Season Yearbook

SparX Yearbook 2018

SparX was one of 50 teams competing at the Finger Lakes Regional March 14-17. Here's the list of competitors and all match Videos

SparX at Finger Lakes Regional 2018

on March 28 - 31 we were one of these 55 teams at the Buckeye Regional

Buckeye Finals were wild

Sparx - 1126 2018 Team

2018 SparX Sub-Team Assignments

Game On!!

first 5 weeks

Lucas can't wait to join SparX. He's ready with his 3D printed wrench in hand and he's ready to 'wrench'!

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-Important documents and other resources regarding the 2018 season

-Information regarding game kickoff day (1/6/18)

-Kickoff Kit information

-First events

-Previous year's award recipients and this year's awards

-Documents, links and videos about team safety

-Online public blog about First

-Links to other documents and websites of related topics

-Presentations and documents by First relating to mechanical subteam

-Documents relating to various First topics

-List of suppliers that help First

-Calendar of First events

-Results of previous FRC matches

-Live broadcasts of FRC matches

FIRST POWER UP, the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition game, finds our teams trapped in an 8 bit video game!

Each three-team alliance has three ways to help defeat the boss:

1. Owning the scale or their switch. Ownership occurs when the scale or alliance’s switch is tipped in their favor.Robots collect and deliver power cubes to gain ownership.

2. Playing power ups. Alliances exchange.power cubes for power ups. Power ups provide a timed advantage during the match.There are three power ups that can be played: Force, Boost, and Levitate.

3. Climbing the scale tower. Robots work together to climb the scale tower to face the boss.

Autonomous Period:

Robots operate independently following pre-programmed instructions for the first fifteen seconds of the match.

Alliances score points by:

• Reaching their own autonomous line

• Gaining ownership of the scale or their switch

Teleoperated Period:

Operators take control for the final two minutes and fifteen seconds of the match.

Alliances continue to score points by:

• Gaining ownership of the scale or their switch

• Delivering power cubes to the alliance’s vault

• Using power ups for a timed advantage

• Parking on the scale platform or climbing the scale to face the boss

The alliance with the highest score at the end of the match defeats the boss and wins.


First Lego League 11 18 2017

SparX hosted the FLL Qualifier at Spry Middle School November 18, 2017 where 20 teams competed, Everyone had a great time!

Congratulations to all participants!

Thank you all Volunteers!

Teams that advanced to Championships:

5166, Lords of the Brick

8792, LEGO Lunatics

5258, Ninja Bricks

3250, Titanium Titans

24945, AC Moppers

27145, Team Kraken

We missed the fastest prime time Award by 0.6 seconds!

Water Works competition R News.MP4

Spectrum News Report of the October 14, 2017 Let's Solve Water Event

We made this presentation to the XYLEM judges

Building a Human Powered Irrigation Pump
SparX – 1126 Water Challenge 1 - Copy

Sunday was a beautiful day for the Down Syndrome Buddy Walk with our friends from Team 340 (Greater Rochester Robotics) and Assemblyman Mark Johns!

See more on our Facebook page

Thank You Applebees

The SparX Fundraiser:

"Pancakes at Applebee's" 11/12/2017

was a great success, and we not only had fun we learned a thing or two!

Thank you Penfield Applebee's!

Festival of Champions: The Super Bowl for the 2016/17 Season was held Saturday July 29th

The top FIRST Robotics Competition Alliances from FIRST Championship Houston and FIRST Championship St Louis met in head-to-head competition, in a best 3-of-5 format. Some awesome performing robots and super scores!