Engineering Notebook

Take a look at what we've done. We provide free and open models and code ranging from a virtual robot simulator to 3D models to make building easier.

Outreach

We pride ourselves in advancing STEAM in our community. Take a look at our projects ranging from Junior Jellies to engineering fairs.

About Us

FIRST Tech Challenge Team 4654
Official meets on Fridays in the Middle School makerspace/engineering room. Unofficial meets daily.

The BBHS Robotics Team, the Jellyfish, is proud to present Junior Jellies, a 7-week LEGO® Robotics Competition after-school program for BMP RSS 4th and 5th graders. Junior Jellies is modeled after the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), our own robotics league, in order to develop students’ abilities in teamwork, programming, engineering, and critical thinking from a younger age. We also aim to bring FIRST principles Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®, which represent the union of friendship and rivalry in a positive way on the playing field, to Blind Brook students, introducing them to skills necessary for success as, hopefully, prospective Jellyfish, but also as learners and individuals.

Participants will receive a challenge, similar to those in FTC, detailing the actions their robot must be able to perform to earn points, and meeting once a week for 6 consecutive weeks, they will learn to work in groups to construct robots powered by LEGO® NXT bricks. On the 7th and last day, participants will have a chance to show their robot’s performance and their team spirit to receive awards based on robot performance, enthusiasm, design process, and ingenuity, modeling award categories in FTC

Recent Posts

CreatiCon

March 22nd, 2019 CreatiCon is a district wide event at Blind Brook High/Middle School showcasing the creativity and ingenuity of students in middle school. Students show off personal  projects, as well as a play by Read more…

Junior Jellies

The BBHS Robotics Team, the Jellyfish, is proud to present Junior Jellies, a 7-week LEGO® Robotics Competition after-school program for BMP RSS 4th and 5th graders. Junior Jellies is modeled after the FIRST Tech Challenge Read more…

Mecanum Wheels

Because of their unique shape, mecanum wheels allow for omnidirectional movement (forwards, backwards, sideways, diagonally, rotating, etc.). These wheels work by applying a force at a 45 degree angle to the rotation of the wheel. Read more…