On Tuesday, March 14, team members introduced sponsors, families, and friends to the 2017 robot, Zuko. Read more
After an intense and chaotic six weeks, the team is ready to introduce our 2017 robot. Read more
The robot is approaching completion… which is a good thing the construction deadline is 11:00 PM on Tuesday, February 21. Read more
During week 4, students continued to refine our design and do some of the initial build tasks associated with assembling our robot. Read more
During Build Season Week 3, students completed cutting drive train pieces. Our generous sponsor, Superior Joining Technologies, is providing welding services. Read more
One of this year’s team goals is to put lots of up-front effort into planning. Read more
The first week of the 2017 Build Season was a busy one. Team members held strategy sessions and began prototyping the robot. Read more
The team met on January 7 to learn about this year’s game: FIRST Steamworks. Read more
Rockford Robotics ended its 2016 competition season on a high! At the April 1 – 2, 2016 Midwest Regional we ranked 13 of 52, were chosen to compete in the elimination rounds, and won the Gracious Professionalism Award.
After being picked by the 8th alliance, we knew playing the 1st place alliance (and eventual champions) wasn’t going to be easy. The students stepped up again, implementing new autonomous to work best with our alliance, tearing apart the defenses, and flying around defensive robots.
Our students also shined by helping a team without a robot build one on site, which gave them the opportunity to compete. This along with all that the team does in the community was so impressive that we were presented with the Gracious Professionalism Award. This Award Celebrates outstanding demonstration of FIRST Core Values such as continuous Gracious Professionalism working together both on and off the playing field.