FRC Team 4931 is starting a new season and looking for new recruits! Any high school age student in 9-12 grades (public, private, or home school) is eligible. While we are based in Edwardsville, any students in the Metro East area willing to make the trip to our meetings is welcome to join us. We currently have members from 4 different high schools!
Join us at our open house on Sunday, January 11 from 3-5PM at the Lewis and Clark N.O. Nelson Campus at 600 Troy Road in Edwardsville (across from Market Basket). We’ll be in Rooms N4 121 and 119. Here’s a map showing where the entrance to building N4:
This team is an intensive program for high school students to design and build a robot to compete in the 2015 FIRST robotics competition. Students will learn first hand about all aspects of robotics, including control systems, autonomous and teleoperated operation, computer aided design (CAD), mechanical engineering, Java programming, shop safety, electronics and wiring, fabrication techniques, testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance. They will also experience product development, project management, graphic design, marketing, presentations, documentation, accounting, teamwork, administration, and gracious professionalism. The team will compete at one or more area events, and will experience the hard work and fun of FIRST robotics.
You can also find out more about FIRST and FRC at http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc.