What is FIRST Robotics???
Our mission this year is to completely connect with our community and state. We would like to build a STEM/STEAM training center. This will be a place for students to study and prepare for jobs at Boeing, Bosch, SPAWAR, and several other outstanding engineering and technology companies.
In order to make this happen, we need to build an outstanding robot.
The robot must be able to perform all key areas in the 2013 game. The robot will be built with the guidance and mentorship of Computer Programming Specialist, Curtis Banks from Boeing (30 years), Adam Armstrong, Mechanical Engineer from Showa Denko, Irving F., Electrical Engineer, Showda Denko, and Mechanism/Design from the engineering staff at Robert Bosch.
Our robot will compete at three regionals:
Palmetto Regional Feb 28th - March 2nd, 2013
North Carolina Regional March 14th - 16th, 2013
The Greater Western Toronto Regional March 28th - March 30th
The efforts of this young team both on the field and off has attracted the attention from state officials and major engineering/technology companies.
We are going to continue to create change in our state and community.
The “Iron Wolverines” 2011-2012 Highlights:
At the Palmetto Regional in North Charleston (2012):
· The Rookie Inspirational Award
At the Washington D.C. Regional (2012);
· The Rookie Inspirational
· Highest Seeded Rookie Awards
At the North Carolina Regional (2012)
· The “Iron Wolverines” were finalist in the championship match
The “Iron Wolverines” won the All-Star Rookie award, earning a spot in the National Championship in St. Louis. Also, becoming one of the few teams to win all three Rookie Awards in a season.
FRC is the “varsity” division of FIRST Robotics. The robots are up to 5 feet tall and move with precision. The “Iron Wolverines” faced competition from the best young minds in the field of engineering and science. The mentors of each team range from teachers to senior engineer to professors of physics. 43 to 63 teams participated at each event.
Although there is an Arena/Drive Team who control the robot. This team has a business, animation, and marketing division. It takes the entire team in order to compete at the competitions.
The efforts of FIRST Team 4083 will forever change their community and the lives of its members.
Risks and challenges
The 2013 game is unknown until Jan 5, 2013. After the release date we have 6 weeks to build a robot that will be able to compete on all levels of the games.
The drive train will take two days. Programming and building a manipulator is where the challenges begin. The manipulator is not completed until the 5 week. Which leaves little time to practice. We have a detailed work schedule to keep pace and manage time properly. Creating a robot to master the game is key to a success competition season.
The robot will be constructed under professional supervision and will be ready for all regional events. During the regional competitions we can make adjustments and build onto the robot if needed.
During the competition the robot will need to be repaired. We will have spare parts on hand and the tools needed to perform the operation.
This competition is designed to help students think on their feet and under great pressure. At the same time they are surrounded by a group of experienced individuals from the STEM fields.
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