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 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 2015, FRC will reach 73,000 high-school students representing approximately 3,000 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 56 Regional Competitions, 44 FRC District Competitions, 5 Qualifying Championships, and approximately 640 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 over $20 million in college scholarships
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2015 FRC Game- Recycle Rush

    RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game designed for the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). It is played by two Alliances of three Teams each. Alliances compete simultaneously to score points by stacking Totes on Scoring Platforms, capping those stacks with Recycling Containers, and properly disposing of Litter, represented by pool noodles, in designated locations. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all scoring elements used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.

Important Dates, 2015-2016 Season:

  • Oct 24: SCRIW (South Carolina Robotics Invitational & Workshop), Columbia, South Carolina, USA

  • Jan 9: 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff, Worldwide
  • 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
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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