1st FRC Robotics Meeting

Here are a few photos from our first meeting. We have a bunch of returning members and new members this year. We are all very excited to see what this season has in store. This season is going to be so much fun!

Competition Season- Week 1: Traverse City Event

This year's first district competition went underway for our team during the week one Traverse City event. We had so much fun at the event as we watched and explored the new game with other teams. Our students worked hard both on the field and in the stands, scouting out other robots with the wonderful help of 2075 Enigma Robotics.

Our team did pretty well at the event and ended qualification matches being the number one seed captain. During alliance selection, we were able to get the help of teams 2075 Enigma and 5247 Red Devil Robotics for our alliance going forward to elimination matches. Throughout the eliminations, our alliance all worked together extremely well to pass through both quarter-finals and semi-finals. In the finals matches, going up again the number six seeded alliance, our alliance took the first win but lost in the second, so it was up to the final match to decide the district winner. It was a nail-biter, and when the final scores were revealed we were all shocked and amazed that our team had barely won, with only a four-point difference in the scores!

If you'd like to check out the finals matches, head on over to our facebook page, linked at the bottom of the website.

Overall, it was an awesome experience, especially for the new kids on the team who got to see why we do robotics and what it is all about. Special thanks to 2075 Enigma and 5247 Red Devil Robotics for joining forces with us, all working hard toward capturing the District Winner Title at Traverse City. What a ride!

We're eagerly awaiting our next competition, taking place at East Kentwood on March 29-31. Here are some awesome photos that we were able to get, taken by Gwen Schafer.

Build Season- Week 4!

Week 4 of Build Season has seen us make great strides with the robot build, programming, hat- and button-making, chairman’s award, and all around preps for our first competition in Traverse City. We can’t believe that Bag Day is just 15 days away and that we’ll be at our first event in less than a month. Here are some pictures from this week, enjoy! And… GO GEARS!! We are having so much fun this season, and cannot wait to see our fellow teams’ robots come competition!

Build Season- Week 2!

Here are some pictures from Week 2 of Build Season! We’ve almost got the field elements completed, we have a skeleton of a robot built, we have a strategy of how we’re going to play this year’s game, programming is underway, and we’ve started working on team hats — Mario Style — to wear at competitions. Lots going on, love, love, LOVE our new build space. It’s making a world of difference in productivity, conceptual development, testing, all around WONDERFUL! It is totally awesome having the entire team in one area!!

FRC Kick-off!

This year started off with a bang, as this year’s game was revealed! The whole team came together to watch with the rest of the world, with baited breath. Finally, at 10:30 am EST, on January 6, 2018, the game was shown!

Now the game truly begins! As of Kickoff, all teams only have six short weeks to create and construct moving, competition-worthy robots. To find more information about our team meetings and competitions, check out the Calendar tab.

Good luck teams!