Triple Play

Triple Play changed the way we viewed tic-tac-toe forever.  230 came out strong with what we though was the game killing design, a sicssor lift designed to dump multiple tetras on the goal.  In the early events it proved to be an unbeatable stratagy where the ungainly crane type robots were having difficulty raising and capping.  As the weeks progressed and the drivers gained experience with their robots when they exercised a little patience they could cap our stack with ease.


The Championship Event was extremely humiliating in the division quarter-finals when an alliance of three dumpers were skunked by an alliance of three cappers resulting in the highest score for the game that year.


230 had many desigh break throughs that year however.  A fast lift with an optical sensor determining height, muti-speed transmission, and a welded frame would prove to provide the team with experience that would help them to be competitive in the future.



2005 Events

         UTC New England Regional - Meadows Music Theater, Hartford CT March 10-12, 2005

o   Autodesk Visualization Award

o   Finalist

o   Safety Award

o   Webcast provided curtesy of Team 230

         The Championship Event Georgia Dome, Atlanta GA April 21-23, 2005


Team Awards

         Founder's Award - Kevin & Susan Aylward

         Talon Award - Steven O'Connor

         Unsung Hero Award - Claire Szeker

         Spirit Award - Tom Victor

         Media Technology Award - Brian Rak

         Sponsorship Award - UTC / Sikorsky / Pitney Bowes / Shelton Board of Education / Emhardt - Black & Decker / Szeker Engineering / Expect Discounts

         Rookie All-Star - Jay Monahan

         Engineers' Scholar - Steve Symski


Community Events

         Team 230 Mentoring of Shelton Intermediate FLL Team, the Thundering Tigers, Shelton High School, Shelton, CT September thru December, 2004

         Pitney Bowes Diversity Day - Pitney Bowes Shelton Facility, Shelton, CT September 11, 2004

         Extreme Paintball - Team building with FRC1099 - Waturbury CT November 7, 2004

        FLL Bridgeport Qualifying Event FIRST Lego League Connecticut State Qualify Event hosted by Team 230 - Wheeler Recreation Center, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport CT November 20, 2004

         Gaelhawks Dinner & Auction - Shelton High School, Shelton CT December 2, 2004

        2005 Science Fair Expo - Bridgeport Students 7th thru 12th grade - Student Center, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport CT February 4, 2005

         BAE Granite State Regional volunteers - Verizon wireless Arena, Manchester NH March 3-5, 2005

         Atlanta Braves Baseball, Turner Field, Atlanta GA April 22, 2005

         Shelton Exchange Club Presentation on FIRST - Bronson Country Club, Shelton CT  April 30, 2005

        Team 230 Car Wash & Picnic - Echo Hose Ambulance Station & Shelton High School, Shelton CT  April 30, 2005

         Relay for Life - Canal Street, Shelton CT  2005

         Special Olympics of Connecticut 2005

         Read Across America - A reading incentive program for Elementary Schools

         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

         6th Annual Bash@theBeach - Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Old Lyme, CT October 2, 2004

         UTC Scrimmage - Suffield High School, Suffield, CT February 19, 2005



Students                           Teachers

Matt Alyward                    Tracy Hussey

John Barnstein                  John Niski

Allen Keegan                     Lou Schmecker

Lisa Lawrence                   Helen Scully

Samantha Lipscomb

Brian Lundberg                 Engineers

Kyle Mosher                      Dale Bailey

Steven O'Conner               John Gomes

Gregory Omelchenko        Steve Kline

Brian Rak                          Bob Lundberg

Brett Rocheleau                John Miller

Chris Sawyer                     Richard Vogl

Bryan Stuart                      Paul Zito

Steve Symski

Claire Szeker                     Parents

Tom Victor                        Kevin Alyward

          Susan Alyward