• Getting ready for the big reveal of this years challenge
  • And this years 2015 competition is... Recycle Rush!!
  • Corn Maze Team Bonding 2014
  • Monty Madness 2014
  • Refereeing 2014 FLL event
  • let the building begin
  • Team 3142 attends Andover School Board of Education meeting to speak of FIRST team FRC 3142 and how its FLL teams are so important.
  • 2014 MakerBot visit. FRC Team 3142 Meets FRC team 354 Westinghouse Pirates
  • 2015 Brainstorming
  • 2014 FRC Team 3142 referees FLL competition
  • 2015 Brainstorming
  • 2014 MakerBot Visit
  • October 2014 Car Wash
  • December 2014 50/50 winner
  • Web Mentoring
  • Animation Mentoring
  • 2015 week one building begins
  • Referee training
  • FLL referees
  • A new addition to this 2015 season! Bows!!
  • Discussion about this seasons challenge
  • Anxiously awaiting to find out our new challenge
  • Sketching Ideas
  • Group Brainstorming
  • Checking out the materials
  • Captain coaches chairman's team
  • Week one brainstorming
  • Build Team Leaders
  • Modeling our Varsity Letter!
  • Week one Over!
  • Roxbotix comes for a visit
  • It's not always work, work, work...
  • Teams 4103 Dynamics and Team 13817 First Class at the Lafayette Competitions 2014
  • Stem Night 2015
  • A big shout out to everyone who was apart of this years STEM night.
  • Eagle Apex visits and gets safety trained
  • Working on this seasons button
  • The RiPi guys
  • Getting Ready to recycle an old tv for kids come first
  • Clothing Drive
  • 2015 Creativity award at MORT
  • cheer bows
  • Robotics teams displaying their Varsity Jackets
  • A great big thank you to everyone who came out to support the team at AppleBees this weekend
  • Mr. and Mrs. Caffrey from Kohls assisting us at Applebees
  • We Lit up New Jersey for everyone with autism


The FIRST Robotics Competition is not about machines; it is about the experience of people working together toward a shared goal.”

Dean Kamen


Aperture – Team 3142

2014-2015 FRC Season
Aperture 3142 is excited about this year’s challenge, Recycle Rush, and were thrilled to have a special visit from Reenee Capapulla SCMUA member visit us. The link that follows provides information regarding the many things about SCMUA and their recycling program. http://www.scmua.org/

Safety FIRST

Our Safety FIRST Team’s commitment to the education of safe practices in the lab, in the pit, and when traveling is a model for other teams and organizations who wish to ensure that their members avoid risk to themselves, bystanders, and their equipment.

It was a great way for our team to start the official build season and live our mission with FIRST to work together to achieve success.

Varsity Letter

"Newton FIRST Robotics"

“Newton FIRST Robotics”

Conversations with those interested in advancing STEM have inspired us to be creative, inclusive, and even more determined to collaborate with fellow teams. With our varsity status we are helping to elevate academics and place it on par with athletics.

Sharing our chenille emblem design for the back of our letter jacket with other teams, we assist others in spreading the mission of FIRST.


Community Support

We are very grateful for everyone’s support. Our successes are shared. With support from our community, Board of Education, school administration, STEM partners, and families we are able to ascend to each new level gaining knowledge, experience, and learn the value of collaboration.

Our Kids Come FIRST team has been busy getting kids excited about STEM with hands-on presentations for all ages, including those kids who are just kids-at-heart!

Our mission of service and education does not stop with FIRST teams but extends to our community as well.

If you are part of the FIRST family we wish you good luck with your build and your upcoming competitions. We look forward to meeting you on the playing field!

May gracious professionalism prevail and the best alliance win!

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