Thursday, December 25, 2008

'Tis The Season....

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying there holiday time with family and friends.

With this large amount of off time from school, Team Unlimited is currently working as much as possible to get the robot design moving along. Also, we are still getting the coding presentation done, should be another week or so to get it completely done with all the coding samples, comments, etc.

Again, Happy Holidays, keep safe and have some fun everyone :).

Happy Holidays from everyone on Team Unlimited!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Programming presentation in the works

Currently I'm working on a programming presentation for RobotC, Labview, and NXT-G. It will be completely done soon. I am working on getting the sample code into the presentation w/ screen shots, text, etc.

We will post the presentation on our website ( and I will post a link here to the presentation directly.

Topics include:
- programming basics
- sample programs
- advanced techniques
- and many more!

I hope that people will find this software presentation useful when it is done.

Again, good luck to all the FTC teams out there!

~Patrick Pilvines, FTC # 1 Chief Engineer

Monday, September 22, 2008

Build Season under way!

Team Unlimited has already begun our building, currently we have several designs and we are experimenting with the best design right now. We are still working on our coding presentation, and will hopefully have it done soon. Hopefully every one's designs are going well, and I can't wait to see all the amazing designs that come out from this challenge!

Feel free to contact Team Unlimited through our website or leave comments here! You can also personally contact me on MSN (MSN: and AIM (AIM: synner1128).

Best of luck to everyone out there, and we can't wait to "Face-Off" this year (though hopefully it will be in an alliance with you guys rather than against you!)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The New FTC Challenge is offically released!

Another season is upon us everyone! FIRST has released the newest challenge to keep us up late into the night with the muncies at hand. Welcome to...

This year, the basis of this game is...well, how about we let the documentation explain it all!

Check out the FIRST Tech Challenge newest challenge here!

Best of luck to everyone! Its going to be another great season ahead! Can't wait to "Face Off" with everyone on the field!

~Team Unlimited

P.S. I just finished up a template of the field for strategy, autonomous, etc. I always find it useful, so I thought I would share it with everyone :)

Welcome to Face-Off!

Welcome to Face-Off everyone!

The new FTC Challenge was announced today (at 5pm), but Team Unlimited got the chance to see the animation and field ahead of time! We attended a kick-off in Rhode Island where we saw the field and the game animation.

The challenge is very interesting, played with hockey pucks, well...maybe its better if we let the animation explain it all...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kits are shipped!

The new season is upon us all, and we have a lot to look forward. The new kits should be arriving or have already arrived. The box is quite large, I'm thinking of making it into a temperary bed some time when those meetings get boring, and I have nothing to do.

Team Unlimited will try to get pictures up ASAP, and will try to get some of our training materials up ASAP (currently in the works are a coding presentation, more to come if we have time).

This weekend we are going to Rhode Island to help with their FTC kickoff, and also doing fundraising in Sharon! So if you live near us, come stop by and talk to us!

Best of luck to all the teams out there!

And remember, the new season in released this Saturday! Can't wait to see what it is!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Team Unlimited and the new season!

Hello all!

There is another FTC season ahead of us, and you know what that means; competitions, building, and a new kit of parts!

Team Unlimited has a lot of plans in store. One thing we are working on current is a coding presentation that will go over sensors, each of the coding softwares, and sample codes.

We are going to keep updates here and also on youtube with video updates when the season begins! Check out the new website here:

Check out the new website, and send us an email through the website with any and all questions!

Best of luck to all the new teams and returning teams with the upcoming season!

~Team Unlimited (FTC #1)