About

Londonderry High School Robotics competes as part of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Started in 2003, the team was originally named Londonderry Dragoons. The name was soon changed to PVC Pirates because of the first year's robot shape, which resembled a pirate ship, and was built primarily of PVC.

Team students build our robot almost entirely in-house, from welding to electrical and machining to programming. We are a motivated team who work hard and love to have fun. Our team is like a second family to its members.

Team mentors

Lead mentor

Kenny Kutney
FIRST experience: 15 years
Software architect/design

Lead mentor

Brendan McLeod
FIRST experience: 10 years
Robotics systems engineer
1058 alumnus

Lead mentor

Pat Pettengill
FIRST experience: 16 years
Live audio/video production engineer
1058 alumnus

Mentor emeritus

Mike Pettengill, Sr.
FIRST experience: 16 years
Owner, Fleet Ready
2013 Woodie Flowers Finalist Award Winner

Mentor

Mike Pettengill, Jr.
FIRST experience: 16 years
Manager, Fleet Ready
1058 alumnus

Machining, engineering, programming, general logistics

Jim Browne
FIRST experience: 16 years
Civil engineering consultant
1058 alumnus

Design for manufacturability and mechanical

Brandon Zalinsky
FIRST experience: 11 years
Manufacturing engineer
1058 alumnus

Welding/fabrication

Bobby Bisson
FIRST experience: 10 years
Mechanic
1058 alumnus

Awards, outreach

Amy Caron
FIRST experience: 9 years
Plastics engineering student
1058 alumnus

Design/build

Dana Pierce
FIRST experience: 8 years
Engineering technician
1058 alumnus

Control systems

Max Del Rio
FIRST experience: 9 years
Mechanical engineering student

Software

Matt Mayer
FIRST experience: 10 years
Software engineer
1058 alumnus

Software

Ted Monchamp
FIRST experience: 9 years
Software engineer
1058 alumnus

CAD, electro-mechanical engineering & manufacturing

Paul Ambler
FIRST experience: 1 year
Senior Mechanical Engineer