Red Dragon Robotics
Top: Building a chassis with Tetrix and Rev robotic systems. Bottom: Students programming Finch robots.
Foreground: A robotic arm is used for a multiple industrial applications, from welding, material handling, and thermal spraying, to painting and drilling. Background: Students develop their virtual worlds in Minecraft.
Students work on building LEGO EV3's. Programming soon to follow.
Students built and are testing a Vex Clawbot.
Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages creativity, teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. It allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students' abilities as they inspire & prepare the STEM problem solvers of tomorrow.
Students design and engineer both electrical and mechanical systems in their FTC robot.
Students designed and printed a Driver Hub Holder for the FTC.
Students use the CNC to machine parts for the FTC robot and classroom curriculum. But first a fixture needed to be milled.
FTC robot in construction phase.
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE
We've established our First Tech Challenge team. Our registered team is #15926 Red Dragon Robotics. We would like to enlist Additional Coaches and Mentors – Every FIRST team is required to have two adult mentors/coaches who have passed the FIRST background screening process. www.firstinspires.org/youth-protection
Our first event will be this January in Corning.
Contact Marcus Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Why Robotics? FTC?
Students get to:
Design, build, and program robots.
Model a real-world engineering process.
Apply math and science concepts.
Develop strategic problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills.
Build life skills while building robots and work towards participating in tournaments and World Championship.
Compete and cooperate in alliances at tournaments.
Access exclusive scholarships from hundreds of colleges/universities.
Get Involved! There are many ways you can get involved and volunteer to support a FIRST Tech Challenge team. Here are some examples of volunteer roles:
- Event host/organizer
- Field Manager