About FIRST Robotics Team 3489

Team 3489 “Category 5” is a FIRST Robotics team located in Summerville, South Carolina, just west of Charleston.  We have students from Ashley Ridge and Summerville High Schools, Palmetto Scholars Academy and other charter schools. Our team consists of fun loving and hard working students who know how to get things done!  We practice in a professional work environment, the Bosch manufacturing plant. Team 3489 is works in four sub-teams:

  • Mechanical Engineering (Design, fabrication, assembly)
  • Electrical Engineering (DC controls, wiring)
  • Programming (JAVA)
  • Multimedia & Outreach (outreach, business development, marketing, 3D animation, photography, web-site development, and more)

Our goals are to learn about new technology and teach others that challenges in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be great fun!

What Is FIRST Robotics?

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) pairs high-school students with professional adult mentors 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 2015, FRC will reach 73,000 high-school students representing approximately 3,000 teams.
There are many teams 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 Regional Competitions, FRC District Competitions, Qualifying Championships earning their way to the FIRST Championship 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 over $20 million in college scholarships
 for more information http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc

Important Dates, 2015-2016 Season:

  • Feb 25-27: Palmetto Regional Competition, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

  • March 30 - April 2: Smoky Mountains Regional Competition Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Other South Carolina Robotics Teams:
281 Green Villains
283 The Generals
342 The Burning Magnetos
343 Metal In Motion

415 Robocraft 
1051 Technical Terminators
1102 M'Aiken Magic
1287 Aluminum Assault
1293 D5 Robotics 
Pandamaniacs
1319 The Flash 
1398 Robo Raiders
1539 Blue Eagle Robotics
1553 K.C. Revolutionists
1758 Technomancers

1876 Beach Botics 

2187 Team Volt
2751 Spark Robotics
2815 Blue Devil Mechanics
3475 The Crop
3490 Vyper Drive
3599 Dolphin Robotics
3651 TRIBE 
3976 Electric Hornets
4073 Robo Kats 
4074 Robo Sharks 
4075 Robo Tigers 
4083 The Iron Wolverines
4243 STAR Warriors 
4261 Raptors
4267 Brave Bots
4370 Project X
4451 ROBOTZ Garage
4452 FIRST Noble Team
4533 Wando Advanced Robotics

4582 Robohawks
4722 Cyberian Soldiers
4748 Bulldog Autobots
4823 Cyber-Manes
4847 Tech-No-Logic Trojans
4901 Garnet Squadron
4965 FIRE
5020 CavBOTS
5063 BuzzBots
5130 Undercogs
5180 Metal Heads
5317 Redhawks
5327 Griffin Robotics
5337 Real Steel
5777 Alternate Currents

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