The Peachtree Ridge High School Robo Lions on Friday evening showcased their T-shirt shooting robot at their high school’s home basketball game where the school’s basketball team played against Mountain View. Basketball fans were eager to jump out of their seats to catch the flying T-shirts during halftime as the robot flashed its red and blue LEDs with its iconic “Jeff” license plate, a gesture to Peachtree Ridge’s principal, Dr. Jeff Mathews.
The 2015 FRC Season has now officially begun! This year’s game was recently released and the heat is on. FRC involves a 6-week building period where the entire team will be working on one robot in order to compete in competition.
On Saturday, January 3rd, the Robo Lions officially “kicked off” the 2015 FRC Season with a drive down to Georgia Tech to view the reveal of this season’s game: Recycle Rush!
Recycle Rush is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Alliances compete simultaneously to score points by stacking Totes on Scoring Platforms, capping those stacks with Recycling Containers, and properly disposing of Litter, represented by pool noodles, in designated locations. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all scoring elements used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.
Since that Saturday, the Robo Lions have been hard at work during almost every day of the week brainstorming and prototyping their ideas for a robot, preparing for competitions beginning in late February!
PRHS Robo Lions: On the Road to Victory
SUWANEE, Georgia — March 5, 2014 — 70,000 high school students around the world are competing to build the best robot in FRC—the FIRST Robotics Competition. Students are given a six week period starting in early January to build a robot that can play in the annual game. In this year’s game, Aerial Assist, robots carry large balls across the field, pass them to each other, and shoot them into goals to score points. After the six weeks are over, students are required to stop build, and await regional competitions in the weeks following. Peachtree Ridge High School robotics students have been hard at work the past two months, and recently competed in and won their first competition of the 2014 season this weekend at the Palmetto Regional competition in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The matches took place the weekend of March 1st, competing first in qualification matches then followed by elimination rounds. With a final match score of 166-122, the Robo Lions together with a team from Tennessee and another from North Carolina won as a part of a three-team alliance and are the first from Georgia to acquire a regional win this year. For the first week of competition, the team from Peachtree Ridge High School has been ranked 15th by third-party ranker FRC Top 25 out of more than 300 teams who participate in a first-week regional.
By winning a regional competition, the Robo Lions have been automatically offered a seat at the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition World Championship in late April. But before the team heads to St.Louis for the Championship, they will be competing once again at the Peachtree Regional Competition in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center for the weekend of March 29th.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 ish
December 6th, 2013
1. VEX Event
The VEX Competition is only 2 days away! This is EXTREMELY soon!!! All robots should be completely build by now, as well as programmed.
2. Inventor Lessons
Mr. Gillespie has agreed to host Autodesk Inventor lessons on Thursdays from 2:20-3:20. We will first meet up in Rutland’s room and then go to the lab. This is a great experience! We are looking for around 10 members that are interested.
3. FRC Preview
If you wish to be part of our team in the spring semester (which is when we do FRC), STIMS is necessary. Just so you get an idea of what FRC entails, it’s a little bit more intesive; we meet a lot more, but it’s only for about ten weeks. However, it can also be more fun since there are competitions with many other schools.
4. Red Cross
Rec Cross is collecting items for kits to send to people in need; especially those in the Philippines. As a club, we would like to support this cause and make as many kits as possible to help those in need. If we make five kits as a club, we get a pizza party, so let’s get supplies in!!