About FIRST Robotics Team 3489
Team 3489 “Category 5” is a FIRST Robotics team located in Summerville, South Carolina, just north of Charleston. We have students from Ashley Ridge and Summerville High Schools, and a few from Goose Creek and Pinewood. Our team consists of fun loving and hard working students who know how to get things done! We were a very small rookie team last year and had many tough learning experiences. This year we are much larger and stronger, but with only three returning students, we still have a lot to learn. We practice in a professional work environment, the Bosch manufacturing plant. Team 3489 is split up into three sub-groups:
Our goals are to learn about new technology, win awards, and most of all have fun!
What Is First Robotics?
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) pairs high-school students with adult mentors (primarily engineers and teachers) to design and build robots that compete against one another in this high energy “Varsity Sport for the Mind™”. Each year at the Kickoff in January, a new, challenging game is introduced. These exciting competitions combine the practical application of science and technology with the fun, intense energy and excitement of a championship-sporting event. Teams are encouraged to display Gracious Professionalism™ and to cooperate while competing – known as “Coopertition™".
In 2012, FRC will reach 60,000 high-school students representing approximately 2,400 teams. FRC teams come from nearly every state in the United States, as well as from Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turkey and the United Kingdom,. FRC teams will participate in 52 Regional Competitions, 14 FRC District Competitions, one State Championship, and one Region Championship, and approximately 340 deserving teams will qualify to go to the FIRST Championship in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO.
Students get to:
Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives.The match begins with a fifteen (15)-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. Discs scored during this period are worth additional points. For the remainder of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their alliance score by scoring as many goals as possible.The match ends with robots attempting to climb up pyramids located near the middle of the field. Each robot earns points based on how high it climbs. Click here to learn more about our Ultimate Ascent robot.
Nov. 23rd Team meeting Bosch from 9 am to 1 pm. We will be conducting training workshops.
Dec. 7th Team meeting at Bosch from 9 am to 1 pm. We will be conducting training workshops.
Important Dates, 2013-2014 Season:
Nov. 16th Berkley Electric Co-op Health Fair Outreach with Red Cross from 8 am to 2 pm. Please contact Mrs. Larson if you'd like to volunteer.
Save the Dates:
FIRST Kickoff Jan 4th. details TBA
Palmetto Regional from Feb 27 - March 1 in Myrtle Beach, SC
Smoky Mountain Regional from March 27 - 29, 2014 in Knoxville, TN
Other South Carolina Robotics Teams:
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