2006 started off as an exciting year for FIRST, we finally got to shoot something.  This was the second year the CMU cameras were used, the difference here was a static, lighted, target which made the targeting software much more reliable.  230s baseball pitching machine style shooter proved to be a very effective weapon, especially in the autonomous period where it helped in our first ever undefeated qualification match run diuring the Las Vegas Regional.  Our failure to, still, to pick up balls off of the floor keeped us out of the hunt in the elimination rounds.

2006 was also the first time we made it to the BattleCry at WPI and we have been attending this off-season event ever since.  Dispite bumpers our frame was damaged beyond repair by a hard hit by rage during an autonomous period.  We managed to limp through the rest of the competition through the use of a hasty duct tape repair.


Richie Arellano Ben Barnstien Dylan Birch Trevor Brinsmade
Derek Brown Kyle Chen Grant Cherwenuk Paul Claudio
Aaron Egensteiner Adam Falk Dominick Fatibene Matthew Garcia
Brendan Gourley Ryan Griffin Sam Hopkins Thomas Keegan
Lisa Lawrence Kyle Lewis T.J. Lipscomb Douglas Lowe
Brian Lundberg Ed McCann Ryan Mead Stephen Miller
Nicole Misencik Derek Mocarski Jay Monahan Jonathan Niedzwiecki
Patrick Petrushonis Jordan Piscitelli James Richard Amy Ricker
Katharina Schaible Otto Schilkowski Daniel Symski Emily Spoldi
Nick Teo Andy Terenzio Joe Turco Joel Villaluz
Brendan Wall Karthik Yarlagadda William Zern Nan Zhao
Sam Lipscomb Bryan Stuart Tom Victor


Dale Bailey John Gomes Steve Kline Bob Lundberg
John Miller Richard Vogl Paul Zito


John Niski Lou Schmecker Helen Scully


Richard Arellano Ralph & Mary Lou Barnstien Jeff & Laurie Neiblum Richard & Gail Brinsmade
Les & Michele Cherwenuk Paul & Laurie Claudio Warren & Leslie Egensteiner Alan & Eliana Falk
Eric Gourley Randy & Elizabeth Griffin James & Gina Hopkins Sam & Paula Keegan
Glenn & Chris Lawrence William & Michele Lewis Theodore & Susan Lipscomb Paul & Nadine Lowe
Edward & Janet McCann Fred & Gail Mead Chris & Holly Miller Tom & RoseAnn Misencik
Ron & Cara Mocarski Jay & Leslie Monahan Philip & Danielle Niedzwiecki Ken & Debi Petrushonis
Jim & Wendy Richard Jim & Lois Ricker Jacob & Hannelore Notaro Ruth Schilkowski
Steve & Laura Spoldi Tom & Nancy Symski David & Kathy Teo Joelvito & Imelda Villaluz
Patricia Turco Brian & Diane Wall Ravindra & Nagamani Yarlagadda James & Ellen Zern
Gouxing & Lusheng Chen Zhao

2006 Events

·         Las Vegas Regional – Las Vegas, NV March 29-31, 2006

o   GM Industrial Design

o   Semi-Finalist

o   Webcast provided curtesy of Team 230

·         UTC New England Regional – Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford CT March 6-9, 2006

o   Judge’s Award Day 2

o   Quarter-Finalist

o   Webcast provided curtesy of Team 230


Team Awards

·         Founder’s Award – Mr. Donald Ramia

·         Talon Award – Brian Rak

·         Unsung Hero Award – Lisa Lawrence / Jay Monahan

·         Spirit Award – John Barnstein

·         Media Technology Award – Samantha Lipscomb / T.J. Lipscomb

·         Sponsorship Award – UTC / Sikorsky / Pitney Bowes / Shelton Board of Education / Szeker Engineering / Expect Discounts / OEM Controls / Unilever

·         Rookie All-Star – Nick Guido

·         Engineering Inspiration – The Keegan Family

·         Engineers’ Scholar – Brian Rak


Community Events

·         Team 230 Mentoring of Shelton Intermediate FLL Team, the Thundering Tigers, Shelton High School, Shelton, CT September thru December, 2005

·         Pitney Bowes Diversity Day – Pitney Bowes Shelton Facility, Shelton, CT September 17, 2005

·         Gaelhawks Dinner& Auction – Shelton High School December 2, 2005

·         FLL Bridgeport Qualifying Event – FIRST Lego League Connecticut State Qualify Event hosted by Team 230, Wheeler Recreation Center, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport CT December 3, 2005

·         Read Across America – A reading incentive program for Elementary Schools – Sunnyside School May 9, 2006

·         Shelton Exchange Club Comedy Night, Shelton Intermediate School, Shelton, CT May 20, 2006

·         Presentation to the helton Exchange Club on FIRST Robotics, Wellington’s Restaurant, Shelton CT, June 1, 2006

·         Relay for Life – Canal Street Shelton, CT  June 3-4, 2005

·         Special Olympics of Connecticut 2005, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT June 7, 2006

·        Team 230 picnic,  Birch Residence, Shelton, CT June 17, 2006

·         Adopt-a-Family – Providing Christmas to local families in need

·         Shelton Food Bank – Soliciting donations of canned goods and non-perishables for local families in need


Off-Season Competitions

·        7th Annual Bash@theBeach – Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Old Lyme, CT October 8, 2005

·         Winter War Zone – UTC Scrimmage – Suffield Middle School, Suffield, CT February 18, 2006

·        BattleCry7@WPI – WPI Harrington Auditorium, Worcester, MA June 23-24, 2006

o   Semi-Finalist

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