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2022 Season Kickoff "Rapid React" Saturday, January 8, 8:30 am. This event will be webcast live, but lowcountry FRC teams (including Cat-5) are meeting at Fort Dorchester High School (map link). In addition to watching the live webcast, we will be attending technical workshops and picking up our "KoP" (Kit of Parts). After the Kickoff, Cat-5 will break for lunch, then head over to our new shop to begin brainstorming. We should finish up about 5:00 pm.
To view Mr. Thorp's Kickoff presentation on "FRC Robot Design" click here

FIRST just posted the 2022 Game Manual: (right-click here to save). Each year FIRST posts an encrypted version of the manual early, so their servers won't be overwhelmed on the day of the Kickoff. At the end of the Kickoff broadcast they will post the password to view the manual. Other season materials are posted here.

Cat 5 has a new trailer on order! Our existing trailer served us well, but it's showing it's age and has a limited capacity. The new trailer is dual-axle, so it can transport all our robots, pit gear and anything else we need to take on the road. We'll need to design the new graphic layout. Any volunteers? 

ATTENTION ALL CAT-5 STUDENTS! If you have not done so, please register with FIRST (link) and FIRST South Carolina (link) TODAY! 

We have a new shop! Cat-5 is now meeting at the Summerville High School Career & Technology Center. This clean modern shop has all the tools and workspace to help us have an amazing 2022 robotics season. Thank you Dorchester School District 2 for this commitment to STEM education.

YOUR SUPPORT WILL PROVIDE TREMENDOUS POSITIVE IMPACT TO OUR PROGRAM AND LOWCOUNTRY STEM EDUCATION:
You can make a difference, no donation is too small.
AWARDS RECEIVED AT THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL:
  • INNOVATION IN CONTROL - AWARDED FOR OUR DESIGN TO BE ABLE TO SCALE WITH 2 ROBOTS ON OUR SIDES 
  • SMOKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL FINALIST - AWARDED FOR BEING A FINALIST IN THE 2018 GAME
  • WILDCARD RECIPIENT - AWARDED TO ALLIANCE CAPTAIN (TEAM 3489)
  • WILDCARD GENERATED BY TEAM 2614, M.A.R.S, WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY WON THE PALMETTO REGIONAL