Now in our 15th year, FIRST Team 246 has been competing in FIRST competitions since 1999. In the past few years, Team 246 has grown and has expanded its outreach to include working with VEX, FTC, and FLL teams. In 2011 and 2012, FIRST team 246 won the Boston Regional Chairman’s award, and has been working hard to live up to expectations!
Boston University Academy’s robotics team began participating in VEX in 2007, the year of its inception, by both hosting and competing in that year’s competition, Bridge Battle. Since then, we have hosted a VEX competition and competed in it every year. Beginning in the 2012-2013 season, we also began travelling to other competitions throughout New England. Currently, Overclocked has three VEX teams: 246, 246A, and 246B. In 2014, VEX team 246 won the Programming Skills award at the VEX New England Championship, qualifying us for the World Championship in Anaheim, CA.
Besides competing in VEX, we have also held various presentations and workshops about VEX, hoping to increase awareness of STEM. Another project we’ve recently started is our VEX statistics website. This website analyzes competition data to give robot performance data, such as estimated point contribution, and uses these numbers to predict match results. The website is currently still a work in progress, but can be visited here.