Our Mission:

We are a 4-H based FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team in Northern Westchester, NY. We were founded in 2015 by FLL veterans who wanted to continue having fun in FIRST after FLL. We had a successful rookie year in the 2015-16 FIRST Res-Q season, and then made it to the World Championship in the 2016-17 Velocity Vortex season. We also strive to bring more STEM activities to our neighboring community with diverse backgrounds, so that kids like us can also enjoy the rewarding experience that FIRST and other STEM activities promote.

Our Team Members:

Nicolas Eichenberger

Member since 2015

Role: Builder & programmer, Intake builder, strategy, mentor for building.

Outreach: teacher at Mt Vernon after-school program and summer camp.

I have been on Team Robocracy 9773 for four years; before that I was on the FLL Robobenders for three years. I play soccer for a local team and I play violin in several orchestras and chamber groups. I also enjoy rock climbing and hiking in the spare time I somehow manage to find. I also enjoy 3D modeling and printing fidget spinners, as well as occasionally developing an iPhone app. 


I founded this FTC team with my brother and friends because I enjoyed FLL tremendously and wanted to continue with a FIRST program. 


My goal for this year is to become a star programmer and an effective mentor.  

Zachary Eichenberger

Member since 2015

Role: Intake builder & programmer, strategy, mentor for building.

Outreach: organizer for the FLL tournament, outreach to companies, teacher at Mt Vernon after school program and summer camp, FLL

I am in 12th grade at Horace Greeley High School. In school, my favorite subjects are math and science.  Outside of school, I enjoy swimming, skiing, and robotics. I also participate actively in his school’s science olympiad teams. This is my seventh year doing a FIRST program and my fourth year participating in FTC. Last year, I was a co-lead in robot building and CAD. This year, I hope to try to put more of an emphasis on using CAD software and physical testing in order to be able to make a better robot. I would like to increase our team’s use of CAD in order to streamline our design process. 


I founded this FTC team with my brother and friends because I already had done a FIRST program and it really sparked my interest in STEM and robotics. 


My goal this year is to become a proficient programmer and an effective mentor.

Alonso Manzueta

Member since 2016

Role: Builder, strategy, always ready to help team members in need of power tool assistance, especially the band-saw.

Outreach: Outreach initiatives in underserved schools at home and abroad, teacher at Mt Vernon after school program and summer camp.

I am 15 years old and in tenth grade. The high school that I go to is Lakeland High School. This will be my third year at FTC. The Lego Robotics workshop is what got me into programming and building robots. I always loved robots, but the workshop expanded the world of robots for me and I learned about FLL and FTC teams. Some things that I do outside of school are basketball, baseball, trumpet, and piano. For trumpet, I have made jazz and honors band since sixth grade. Additionally, I have played piano since second grade, but this year, I am going to take a break from it. I joined this FTC team because I wanted to do another team sport like baseball, but for the brain. This year, my goal is to learn how to program and develop a better understanding of electronics.

Aman Shetty

Member since 2017

Role: builder for the sorter, always ready to help building attachments and CAD.

Outreach: FLL team mentor, teacher at summer camp.

This year will  be my second year on the team. I am a freshman at Monroe Woodbury High School. This season I am using my CAD skills that I learned from last year and helped CAD design and build the sorting mechanism.I play the trombone in my school band, the guitar, and the Tabla Indian drums in my free time. I am also a long distance runner. I ran on my cross country team in the fall, I am running on my indoor track team currently and plan to run on my spring track team in the spring. 


I joined FTC because I played with LEGO Mindstorms and was part of an FLL team, and I wanted to take it further. 


My goals this year are to learn to help CAD parts of the robot, and use power tools safely and efficiently.

Arjun Dayal

Member since 2017

Role: programmer for the intake, builder always ready to give a hand.

Outreach: FLL team mentor, outreach for the prosthetic hand for handicapped, teacher at Mt Vernon after-school program.

I am a 15 year old sophomore. This is my second year on Team Robocracy, and previously I was on an FLL team called Robochaps. I play the piano, along with swimming, soccer, and cross country. I also enjoy creating apps, browsing the internet, and watching TV shows. As of now, my favorite TV show is Fox 5 at 11. I am excited for my second season with FTC Robocracy this year and am ready to enjoy an amazing season.


I joined FTC because I had the desire to continue a FIRST program, and Robocracy came to mentor our FLL team  and I really liked their team and what they were doing.


My goals this year are to learn how to program efficiently and to CAD pieces for our robot.

David Schultz

Member since 2017

Role: Builder and CADer.

Outreach: FLL mentor

I am a 16 year old 11th grader. This is my second year on this team. I have been in First programs for many years starting in FLL. 


I joined FTC because I wanted to improve my skills in building and programming, and I have been enjoying doing so.

Deeya Patel

Member since 2017

Role: Builder, aspiring programmer

Outreach: Teacher at Mt Vernon after-school program.

I am a 15 year old sophomore in High School. I enjoy playing basketball and volleyball and have been dancing for 10 years. I have been playing the flute and piano since the age of 5 and in my spare time I love drawing and traveling. Prior to this team, I was on an FLL team for three years, This is my second year being a member of Team Robocracy and I am very excited to part of it. 


I’ve joined FTC to further learn about programming, and enjoy doing robotics and being part of a team. 


My goal this year is to become a proficient programmer.

Kaitlyn Junas

Member since 2017

Role: Oversee the outreach notebook, take pictures and video for the team, make sure engineering entries make sense.

Outreach: Outreach with the prosthetic hand project.

I am a 14 year old eighth grader at ESMS (East Side Middle School). My favorite subjects are math, gym, and theater. This is my second year on Robocracy, and I am excited to continue supporting and helping the team this season. I had learned some new skills in the past season and I hope to put them into good use this year. I am also a swimmer on the Flying Dolphins at the 92Y. In my spare time, I like to read, draw, play the piano, watch YouTube videos, browse the Internet, and play video games. 


I joined FTC because I was interested in trying out with robots and this program looked really cool. 


My goal this year is to help out as much as I can to take our robot as far and beyond as possible.

Cadence Weddle


Member Since: 2018

Role: Programmer, assistant builder whenever necessary

Outreach: Teacher at Mt Vernon after school program.

I am a Sophomore at Horace Greeley High School. I had almost no prior experience with Robotics, FTC or otherwise. I joined to try to solve interesting problems, and gain more experience in the field. When not helping with the team, I enjoy learning computer science and physics, programming, and playing both the violin and piano. 


My goals this year are to develop skills for working as a team, and learn how to approach programming for a physical machine, rather than a virtual environment.



 

Elina Rani

Member since 2018

Role: intake builder

Outreach: FLL Mentor, teacher at Mt Vernon after school program
I am a 15-year-old sophomore from Lakeland High School. In school, I enjoy math, science, and music. Outside of school, I help out my school’s drama club with their productions and mentor other FIRST teams in addition to robotics. This is my fourth year in a FIRST program, and first year in FTC. 

I joined FTC because of my previous interest in robotics from FLL. I wanted to continue improving my skills while being able to build real robots. 

My goal this year is to learn how to CAD and become a proficient programmer. 

Divek Patel

Member Since 2018

Role: Builder (Hook)

Outreach: mentor at Mt. Vernon robotics program and Pace Summer Camp

I am 14 years old in 9th grade at Hackley High School. This is my first year on Team Robocracy 9773. I play soccer for my school in the fall, and for a club team in spring since I was 4 years old. I play drums, jazz and classical guitar for my school band, and doing Level VI NYSSMA for this year. I also enjoy physics and math, and love playing CSGO in my spare time. I have done FLL for 3 years, but this is the first time being on Robocracy, which I am very excited to be a part of this team. I joined FTC this year to learn new programming and building techniques, and to be part of a team that shares to the community as well as having fun. My goal this year is to learn and expand my knowledge in building, and learn how to CAD an idea by myself.

Mitsiky

Member since 2015

Role: Team Mascot

Outreach: Hoping to become a Therapy Dog so I can participate in the team’s outreach, too!

I am a 4 1/2 year old Coton de Tulear and have been team mascot for two years. I am a wonderful distraction. I take seriously my job, doing my best to make everyone smile. In fact, my name, Mitsiky, means "My Smile" in Malagasy. My favorite hobbies are visiting chipmunk holes, playing tug-of-war with my toy bunny, and just being cute.


My goal this year is to earn my degree as a Therapy Dog so that I can participate in the team’s outreach and make everyone feel good by flashing my warm smile. Also, I hope to finally catch a squirrel.