This year, in order to get the rookies integrated into our team, we presented them with a challenge in which they had to build a robot to place basketballs into hoops of different heights. They had to have an autonomous period that put a ball into a hoop, a teleop period to give the new members a chance to drive, and only about 4 weeks to build it. With the guidance of our mentors, the rookies did amazing! They were able to program an autonomous period, pick up the basketballs, and score in the different hoops! To celebrate their success, we held our first annual WorBots Pancake Day in which the team seniors made pancakes for everyone! The pancakes were amazing, especially after all of the hard work that was put in! Congratulations to our hardworking rookies! We look forward to your contribution in our upcoming FIRST Deep Space season!
We are the CHAMPIONS! We are extremely excited to announce that we were the Winners of the 2018 Buckeye Regional. We were the Head Alliance Captain of the 4th Seeded Alliance with teams 3314 and 5030, The Mechanical Mustangs and The Second Mouse, respectively. This is the first time our team has won a Regional Event. Because we were awarded a Wild Card at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional, our win generated another Wild Card to be given to Team 379, the Robocats. We won against the 2nd Seeded alliance in the tie-breaker match. It was exhilarating! Thank you so much to everyone who came and was a part of our AWESOME cheering section!
We are ecstatic to announce that we finished as Finalists at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional! We were the Head Alliance Captain of the 5th seeded alliance with teams 5472 and 337, the Stallions and Hard Working Hard Hats, respectively. We were then awarded a Wild Card, which qualified our team to attend the Championship in Detroit, Michigan. This is the first time our team has qualified to attend the Championship in our 7 year history. Our team had so much fun networking with all the other teams and learned a lot! A special thanks to Team 3504, the Girls of Steel, Team 3492, PARTS, and Team 3266, SHARP, for their help and guidance with our business plan and Chairman’s presentation.
Our team had a great time at the Miami Valley Regional! We finished as semi-finalists and won the Creativity Award for our climbing system. We had a great cheering section and are thankful for everyone’s support. Our robot successfully climbed during every qualification match and we had a great alliance in the playoffs with Team 3010 and Team 4521. A special thanks to our Design Mentor, Bill Grawe, for taking pictures at the competition.
First training workshop of the season! We are excited to see all of the new faces! New members worked with mentors and team leads to learn basic shop skills such as how to use a drill press, vertical band saw, and solder.
We are excited to announce that our team finished in 1st place at the CORI Competition in June 2017. This is the first time our team has placed 1st in a competition and to top it all off we were head alliance captain! Huge shout-out to all of our dedicated mentors and team members, this would not have been possible without you!
We are extremely excited to announce our 2nd place finish at the WOW Championship! The competition was held at Otterbein University on May 27th. Our team worked very hard this season and it was exciting to see all our hard work and dedication come to fruition. At the end of qualification matches our team was ranked 3rd out of 31 teams and ended up as the Captain of the 2nd Alliance. Thanks to everyone who came to support us, we cannot wait to participate in our second off season event at CORI this June.
Our robot is coming along! We are still fine-tuning all the different mechanisms, but we are excited about how the bot is turning out. So far we have systems to intake and shoot balls, climb the rope, and deposit gears. Yesterday was spent completely readjusting the location of one system, and some members were in the shop until almost 1:00 AM! Needless to say, coffee was passed around this morning. Also pictured above are three students who were tasked with developing a device that can deliver a gear to the airship. It’s a bit difficult to tell whether or not they’re enjoying themselves . . . .
The team is off to an awesome start so far! Kickoff revealed the exciting 2017 FRC game: STEAMWORKS! Our team immediately began brainstorming solutions to all the challenges within the game. This week has been dedicated to CAD modeling, prototyping, and testing. We’ve seen lots of great ideas and are hopeful that they’ll become realities soon enough. The pictures below show just how eager everyone has been to get working. Go WorBots!
Our team has had an extremely successful competition season this spring! We progressed from failing to make it to playoffs at Buckeye to being Finalists at Queen City and States, the latter being hosted at our very own Worthington Kilbourne High School (WKHS). Our experience in Cleveland was met with a lot of disappointment, but it served to motivate the team to do better in Cincinnati, where we placed second on an alliance with FRC teams 4028 and 3324. These competitions were barely two weeks apart, but this improvement displayed the tremendous growth experienced by team members. The Queen City results allowed us to compete in the Ohio State Championship, an event which we were privileged to host at WKHS. Our team served as captain for the second alliance, we chose to compete with FRC teams 5413, 4121, and 4283, and we completed the event as Finalists again! We would like to extend thanks to everyone who competed with us this spring, and we wish good luck to anyone who still has off-season events. We would also like to thank all of the parents, mentors, and students who dedicated their time to our team this year. We’re excited to attend CORI in late June, and we hope to continue improving.