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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:
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:
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:
Bot-ToberFest Fundraiser, Sept. 21, Miler Country Club, Summerville SC. Link
S.C.R.I.W. (South Carolina Robotics Invitational & Workshop) Saturday, Oct. 11, Chapin, SC
2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff, Saturday, Jan 3
Stop Build Day, Tuesday, Feb 17
Palmetto Regional Competition Feb. 25-28, Myrtle Beach, SC
We will also attend a 2nd regional competition in March. Location TBD.
And if we qualify, we might go to the FIRST Robotics Championship Event, April 22-25 in St. Louis, MO!
Other South Carolina Robotics Teams:
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