Kc Robotics team
FTC Team 208 - The Highlighters
FTC Team 17621 - Sea Dawgs
FRC Team 1553 - KC Robotics Team
Our team completed in the South Carolina FRC SCRAP event held on August 6. Our robot had some challenges during the competition, but the team had a good time at the event. We thank the people who made the event possible.
getting ready for scrap
Our team has completed their FIRST Robotics Competition robot in preparation for the SCRAP FRC off season event that will be held Saturday, August 6 at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Our robot is working well with picking up and throwing the game elements. Of course, a "fish" gets drawn on the robot quite often when something does not go as planned. We did have a special visitor one day that helped encourage us to make more buttons!
kids' fouth of july parade, camden, sc
Our team had a great time as Grand Marshal for the parade in Camden today. Our team got to demonstrate our FTC and FRC robots. Our students carried the parade banner. One of our students got to shoot a real canon to start the parade! See her in action here.
Our team came back from our Houston trip and decided to build a FIRST Robotics Competition robot to use in an off season event in South Carolina. So far it's working great!
Our team competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge competition in Houston TX the week of April 18. It was a GREAT event! We met teams from around the world and saw some amazing robots. Our robot did great with a 5 win and 3 loss record.
Although we did not bring home any trophies or awards, the event will be remembered for a long time to come!
Thank to all our supporters who made this trip possible!
Thanks to everyone who has donated to our robot team's trip to Houston. Thankfully our trip was fully funded with over $30,000 donated to our team in just a few weeks! That amount of support is just overwhelming. [Of course, if you still wish to donate you can!]
Thank you to our major supporters who provided significant funding for our team. they are Lugoff Automotive Group, INVISTA, Duke Energy, Kershaw County School District, Kershaw County Council, Mid Carolina Credit Union, Beaver Family Foundation, and FIRST South Carolina. See our supporters page for more details on the supporters and links to their sites.
We especially thank Lugoff Automotive Group for their extremely generous $10,000 in support they provided our team!!
Our two FIRST Tech Challenge teams competed with a total of 28 teams in the South Carolina FTC Championship event on Saturday February 26.
The Highlighters (team 208) finished 5th in overall rankings after qualification matches and won the Motivate award.
Sea Dawgs (team 17621) finished 1st overall rankings and won the Control award. They advanced to the championship rounds and finished the day as the winning alliance team captain! Due to that performance they received an invitation to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in Houston Texas that will be held in late April.
Congratulations to both teams for doing so well.
We received our GuideStar Gold Transparency for 2021. We definitely try and be transparent about our group's activities and finances.
Thank you to INVISTA in Lugoff who again provided a $5,000 donation to our team for our 2021-2022 season! That donation provided substantial support for our team's activities. This was the fifth year that INVISTA has provided that donation to our team! Without that support our team would not have the resources we need to have a successful team.
Our team has been busy this 2021-2022 school year. Below are just a few pictures of team activities.
Team members doing testing of a robot frame with a wobble game element.
Cutting one of the parts to make it just the right size.
Printing one of the 3D parts created for the robot frame.