2012

Game: “Rebound Rumble

Robot: Chef Robotoli

Team:  Robot Casserole

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Competition Events:

Wisconsin Regional, Milwaukee, WI  (March 22 – March 24, 2012)

  • Ranked 24
  • Record of 5-7-1
  • Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen

 

World Championships, St. Louis, MO  (April 25 – April 28, 2012)

  • Ranked 25 in the Archimedes division
  • Record of 6-2-1
  • Safety Star of the Day

 

Team Activities and Events:

  • Planned and implemented a “Robotics in the Library” event for young children
  • Mentored 2 local FLL teams
  • Hosted multi-team Creo Training Workshop
  • Assisted rookie team 4212, Techno-ferrets
  • Provided technical assistance, spare parts, and support to rookie team 4143, MARS/WARS
  • Presentation to Advance Planning & Concepts/Product Development & Global Technology Division at Caterpillar
  • Recruited students and mentors at the APACHE Homeschool Convention
  • Joint presentation with Team 4143 to local 4-H club
  • Presentation to IT sectional meeting at Caterpillar
  • Presentation to EAA meeting (international conference) via Caterpillar (provided local team information to interested parties from Shanghai, Milwaukee, Chennai, and Griffin)
  • Partnered with Caterpillar IT department to develop base PC imaging process used on all Caterpillar computers loaned to FIRST teams (30 teams, over 150 PCs). Inter-team support is provided by 1736 mentors.
  • Students and mentors partnered together to work a Habitat for Humanity build day
  • Presentation at Illinois Valley Central High School
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) presentation
  • Interactive demonstration of FRC robot at FLL Regional at Bradley University
  • In partnership with the Steuben Rangers 4-H Club, helped create a poster for National 4-H week that promoted the 4-H Robotics Curriculum along with other 4-H areas of interest (displayed in storefront window in Lacon, IL)

In the Press:

  • Featured in Caterpillar video about FIRST (Caterpillar sponsors 30 teams)
  • Featured in WMBD FIRST Kickoff story
  • Featured in WISN Regional Competition story
  • Featured in Brimfield High School newspaper article
  • Featured in Richwoods High School newspaper article
  • Mentioned in Washington Times Reporter article about rookie team 4143

Team to Team Support:

  • Mentored two local FLL teams
  • Interactive demonstration of robot at FLL Regional at Bradley University
  • Hosted multi-team Creo (CAD Software) Training Workshop
  • Assisted rookie team 4212, Techno-ferrets
  • Provided technical assistance, spare parts, and support to rookie Team 4143, MARS/WARS