A FIRST Robotics Team
Please see below for a list of 2019 Fall Meetings.
All meetings will be held at MHS in rooms 118/120 from 2pm to 4pm (except October 13th, which is the CORI Invitational at Worthington Kilbourne).
Sun., Sept. 29th, 2-4pm
Sun., Oct. 6th, 2-4pm
Sun., Oct. 13th (CORI, all day event @ Worthington Kilbourne)
Sun., Oct. 27th, 2-4pm
Sun., Nov. 10th, 2-4pm
Sun., Nov. 24th, 2-4pm
Sun., Dec. 8th, 2-4pm
Sat., Jan. 4th, (2020 Season Kickoff, all day event)
Email Mr. Sakamoto for more details
Team 3484 Marysville Short Circuit finished 2nd in the WOW Regional Championship, at which the top 32 teams from three states competed. It was an excellent finish to an excellent season!
We're looking forward to FRC InfiniteRecharge in 2020.
FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION?
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with science, technology and business to create a unique “varsity sport for the mind”. During six intense weeks the students work directly with technical mentors to design, build and test a robot which will compete against other teams in a challenging game.
Our busy season begins in January when the details of the “game” are announced by FIRST. At that time we receive the basic kit of parts all teams get to build the robot. From that point we have six weeks to design, build and test a robot. In addition, team members are learning the field of play, rules, and defining a game strategy whether it be offense, defense or special teams. The game changes every year but is always complex and is played in alliances – groups of three schools/teams working together to win over another alliance. Throughout the competition the team will participate in numerous matches with different alliance partners. Teams need to collaborate because an opponent in one match may be an alliance partner in another.
FIRST has a phrase called “gracious professionalism” which is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others and respects individuals and the community. Within this framework fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. FIRST teams compete while treating each other with respect and kindness.
But FRC is not just about the robot. The team also has students working on communications, marketing, safety, fundraising and community service.
The team needs about $20,000 each year to pay for the kit of parts, competition registration, additional materials/parts, fabrication, tools, and marketing expenses. The team does not receive any money from the FIRST organization; funding comes from grants, donations and fundraising activities.
Because the exposure students receive from their involvement in FRC is unlike any other existing group, club, or team!
FIRST Robotics Competition Students:
Strengthen their interpersonal, time management, decision making, and problem solving skills
Get hands-on experience in design and construction
Utilize classroom concepts to solve real world problems
Establish relationships with mentors eager to teach them new skills and act as role models
Gain insight into their chosen field of study which may help guide future career decisions
Acquire new skills such as programming, web design, animation, computer aided design
Develop leadership characteristics
Learn and then implementing the concept of gracious professionalism
Increase their self-confidence that comes from meeting and overcoming challenges
Obtain an understanding of the need to serve the community
Realize that success comes from hard work
Are eligible for $14.7 million in college scholarships specifically for participants of FIRST
Our team consists of mentors and students working toward building our robot for competition each year and growing and expanding our team. In order to do this we break up into subgroups in order to maintain organization and communication. Team members have an option to not only build the robot, but contribute to the team in other ways. For example, we have teams like chassis and game device, but also teams like marketing and business. Each subgroup also has a team lead that organizes and brings the team through accomplishing tasks.
Team Member Activities:
Building the Robot
Brand & Merchandise Design