Rover Ruckus Robotics

GWCS Coyote Robotics Teams Gear-Up for the first competition of the 2018-2019 season

GWCS, in conjunction with Coyote Robotics, Inc., sponsors two FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams.  This season we have three GWCS students and eight kids from neighboring schools participating on our two teams: FTC 965 “League of Incompetent Gentlemen” and FTC 3749 “Bionic Penguins.” GWCS robotics participants (both students and parents) met September 8 to learn about Rover Ruckus ™, the new robotics game challenge for the forthcoming competition season.  Immediately following the meeting, participants began brainstorming how to design robots that will compete successfully in the challenge game.

Michael E assembles while Mark uses the scroll saw.jpg

For the past two months our teams have met at least three times a week to strategize, design, build and test our two robots.  Many possible designs were considered, prototyped and tested before reaching our current state with Team 965’s robot just about ready and Team 3749’s not far behind.  We under a lot of pressure since the first of three qualifying tournaments takes place November 17 at Orange County High School in Orange, Virginia.  We’ll report on our showing following the tournament.  Go Coyotes!  Go Gentlemen!  Go Penguins!

GW Community School
Rover Ruckus Robotics
Gary Lindner, Math Teacher, Robotics Coach
September 8, 2018