The first week of the 2017 Build Season was a busy one. Team members held strategy sessions and began prototyping the robot. Read more
Our Marketing Mentor, Nancy, made a beautiful t-shirt quilt for Lead Mentor Carol. Read more
The team met on January 7 to learn about this year’s game: FIRST Steamworks. Read more
The Northern Illinois League West Division of FTC, FIRST Tech Challenge held its first meet of the 2016/2017 season at Rockford Christian High School on Saturday, November 5. Read more
Rockford Robotics would not be possible without the support of generous sponsors. On Thursday, November 10, team representatives promoted our program at a Women of Today’s Manufacturing dinner. Read more
Rockford Robotics uses the Off-Season to recruit members, learn new skills, and address team and shop needs. During summer and fall 2016, we taught new students shop skills by building a “rookie bot.” Read more
Rockford Robotics hosted its Fall Open House and Recruitment Meeting on Thursday, October 6. The evening included student presentations, a shop tour, and a chance for attendees to drive our 2016 ‘Bot. Read more
Rockford Robotics celebrated our 2016 competition season with a Senior Recognition Picnic at the Hamilton Sundstrand Association Park. We’re proud of all our seniors! 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.