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Build Blog 2013

September 4, 2013

Each year, GUS robotics does a build blog and if you'd like to see this years the link is below!

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Chairmans Award Bloops

August 31, 2013

Check out our chairmans award bloopers video!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBnf3kDACKM

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Harlem Shake FRC228 Style

February 18, 2013

GUS has entered an AndyMark Harlem Shake challenge!
If we win, we get 20 T-shirts
All you have to do is watch the video, check it out!
Links below!

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Thank you Meriden Foundation!

January 15, 2013

On behalf of Gus Robotics Team, Inc., we would like to thank the Meriden Foundation for approving our recent grant request to purchase a Tormach CNC Milling Machine. Thank you for the overwhelming generosity that will allow the Gus Robotics Team to educate students in new skills in advanced manufacturing, programming and design. The mentors and students are beyond excited to have the opportunity to share this awesome gift that will continue to Help the Gus Robotics Team 228, Spread the knowledge and CONTAGIOUS ENTHUSIASM FOR YEARS TO COME!! THANK YOU MERIDEN FOUNDATION!!

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Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser 15 years

January 6, 2013

Come and celebrate 15 years of Contagious Enthusiasm! Great food, Fun and Raffles.
Raffles included:
Gift cards to:
Illiano's
Avanti
Yankee Candle Co.
Passes to:
Six Flags
Lake Compounce
Pequot Museum
Connecticut Science Center
Just to name a few!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2012
North Italian Club
43 Thorpe Ave.
Meriden, CT 06450
Time: 4-7pm
Cost: Adults $7.00, Children 5 and under $5.00.
Tickets can be purchased from a Gus Robotics member or on-line using Master card, Visa, Discover by pushing our donate button. Put total dollar amount of tickets you wish to purchase. Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door.

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Candle Light Vigil

December 16, 2012

Gus Robotics will be holding a candle light vigil at Washington Park in Meriden, CT. Sunday December 16th at 7:00pm to honor and show our respect to the family's of yesterday's tragic incident in Newtown! Come show your support bring a candle if you can.

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Happy Holidays

December 13, 2012

GUS Robotics had a craft fair the 8th of December. A GUS mentor dressed up as Santa and students dressed as elves. They walked around to spread the holiday cheer and gave out candy canes. Gus Robotics created short a video to continue to spread the happy holiday cheer.

To see the video, go to the link above.
So from all of us to you, “Happy Holidays” from GUS robotics!

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Spook-tacular Thank you to Trail of Terror!!

November 25, 2012

On behalf of the entire Gus Robotics Team 228 we would like to send a very Spook-tacular Thank you to all the staff members, boo crew and leaders of the Trail of Terror, for their generous contribution to our team and for providing our team the awesome opportunity and experience to work with you this past season!
It was frightfully Delightful and we look forward to another successful season! Until then Happy Hauntings!!

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Gus Demonstrating at Maker Faire and Trail of Terror

September 29, 2012

Gus Robotics Team will be promoting STEM education and robotics at two major events this fall. On September 29 & 30 Gus will be demonstrating our FRC robot and promoting FIRST at the 2012 Maker Faire in New York City. Tens of thousands of visitors will be able to learn about FIRST and the FIRST Robotics Competition at the Gus demonstration area. We expect to offer visitors the opportunity to drive Gus 14 using the Microsoft Kinect.

Maker Faire is a series of technology events hosted by Make Magazine which showcases local individuals and groups which are working will advanced technologies to make cool, entertaining, and unique creations. The maker Faires are attended by over one million visitors at the various events across the country.

Gus students are also using their STEM knowledge to improve guests experience at the famous Trail of Terror in Wallingford, CT. The team is adding automation and special effects to several scenes at the haunted attraction. The Trail of Terror is attended by over 20,000 guests annually. The Trail also donates the profits from each years events to local charities. Last year the Trail of Terror donated a total of $135,000 to over one dozen local charities. By the conclusion of the 2012 season the Trail of Terror will have donated over one million dollars to local charities.

Several Gus team members will also be acting as characters in the scenes of the Trail of Terror. The attraction has become so well known that guests travel from across the country to experience the Trail. Last year, a group of Italian movie producers toured the Trail to develop ideas for their productions.

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To the Kamen family,

September 28, 2012

From all of us on GUS robotics, we send our deepest condolences to the Kamen family. If you do not know, Bart Kamen (Dean Kamen's brother) passed away last night after battling cancer for 16 months. Bart Kamen was a brother, son, father, and an amazing man. Some of our students met Bart Kamen down in St. Louis a few years back during the Chairman presentations. With all of the nerves of a Chairman presentation, he easily put us all at ease. We found him to be an amazing and funny man, who loved this program and left impact on our lives during that short time we spent with him. Are heart goes out to the Kamen family during this sad time.

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Team 228 at a Glance

Location: Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Team Size: 25 Students, 10 Mentors
High Schools: Platt, Maloney, Wilcox Tech High Schools in Meriden; Lyman Hall, Sheehan High Schools in Wallingford
Rookie Year: 1999
Team Mantra: Contagious Enthusiasm!