FTC 12645: Nimbus
FTC 12645 (Ferris Robotics: Nimbus) was launched in the 2017/2018 contest season with the Relic Recovery game. The team was an in-school class-affiliated team from day 1.
The team is currently in planning for the upcoming season. Check back for more details after the season kickoff and game reveal in early September.
At the start of the 18/19 season, FTC 12645 was the team associated with both sections of the Robotics II class. As such, FTC 12645 was considered a veteran team.
As Robotics II has two sections (one in 3A and one in 3B), the team was originally split across two days. m to establish good communication skills as only half of their team is present during class time. For this team, this configuration worked. However, the FTC 11242 team needed to be reconfigured.
Approximately 5 weeks into the school year (3 weeks into the season), the team was reconfigured to all A-Day students. This allows for a mix of rookies and veterans to work together on the team.
Nimbus performed very well during the regular FTC league season and advanced from the El Dorado League Tournament as the Winning Alliance Captain.
At the North Texas – United States Regional Championship, Nimbus finished 19th in the 26-team Sapphire Division and was recognized as 2nd Runner-Up for the Motivate Award!
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UIL Robotics State Championship - State Runner-Up
Nimbus was invited to compete in the inaugural UIL Robotics State Championship – FTC Division: 1A-4A Conference as a fully-sanctioned UIL event.
Ferris Robotics: Nimbus finished as State Runner-Up (2nd Place) in Group I of the State Championship!
After numerous hours of discussion, voting, and various back-and-forth between team members, the team selected the name “The S.C.R.E.W. Ups – Succeed, Conquer, Repeat Every Week“.
As a first-year rookie team, this team received grants from both FIRST and from Texas Workforce Commission. The team took good risks with their design through the season and learned many valuable lessons.
The team performed well through the league tournament and received the Think Award at the league tournament.
During this season, FTC 12645 also competed in the inaugural Yellowjacket Blacklight Bug Zapper – an off-season fund-raising tournament that was hosted by Ferris Robotics.
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