Thank you Billfred, AndyMark, Team 1293 and Team 2815 for hosting a great scrimmage & workshop - SCRIW IV!

Attention attendees: If you attended the Pneumatics or 3D Animation workshops hosted by us, here are PDFs of the printed handouts:

Maya & 3D Animation             Pneumatics "It's a Gas!

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. 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:

  • Mechanical Engineering (Design, fabrication, assembly)
  • Electrical Engineering (DC controls, wiring, programming)
  • Multimedia (3D Animation, photography, web-site development)

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: 

  • Learn from professional engineers
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design
  • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for nearly $14.8 million in college scholarships
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 AERIAL ASSISTSM is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a two (2)-minute and 30-second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their Alliance receives.

Important Dates, 2014-2015 Season:

S.C.R.I.W. (South Carolina Robotics Invitational & Workshop) Saturday, Oct. 11, Chapin, SC

3rd Thursday Summerville Robot Demonstration Thurs. Oct 16

Low country Manufacturing Annual Meeting Robot Demo Tuesday, Oct 21st

2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff, Saturday, Jan 3

Stop Build Day, Tuesday, Feb 17

Palmetto Regional Competition Feb. 25-28, Myrtle Beach, SC
Competition Information

Virginia Regional Competition
Mar 18 – 21, Richmond, VA
Competition Information

And if we qualify, we might go to the FIRST Robotics Championship Event, April 22-25 in St. Louis, MO!

Team Calendar

Other South Carolina Robotics Teams:
281 Green Villains
342 The Burning Magnetos
343 Metal In Motion
415 Robocraft 
804 MetalMorphosis
1026 Cougars
1051 Technical Terminators
1102 M'Aiken Magic
1287 Aluminum Assault
1293 D5 Robotics
1319 The Flash 
1398 Robo Raiders
1539 Blue Eagle Robotics
1553 K.C. Revolutionists
1758 Technomancers
1876 Beach Botics 
1959 Bengal Bots 
2187 ATA Robotics
2751 Spark Robotics
2815 Los Pollos Locos
3371 The Bonds ThunderBolts
3475 The Crop
3490 Vyper Drive
3599 Dolphin Robotics
3651 TR Robotics 
3976 Electric Hornets
4073 Robocats 
4074 Robo Sharks 
4075 Robo Tigers 
4083 The Iron Wolverines
4243 Warriors 
4261 Raptors
4267 Socastee Braves
4370 Project X
4451 ROBOTZ Garage
4452 FIRST Noble Team
4533 Wando Advanced Robotics
4582 Robohawks
4748 Bulldog Autobots
4722 Cyberian Soldiers
4823 Cyber-Manes
4847 Trojans
4901 Garnet Squadron
4965 FIRE
5020 CavBOTS
5063 BuzzBots
5130 Undercogs
5180 Metal Heads
5317 Redhawks
5327 Griffin Robotics
5337 Real Steel

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