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Robotics Club - FRC Team 3206

Engineering Fun!

Robotics Club is always looking for:

  • students
  • mentors
  • sponsors

If the links below don't work, send email to raj.gandhi4@gmail.com.


Raj Gandhi

Raj Gandhi

Lead Mentor

Ashley Kohls

Ashley Kohls

Assistant Lead Mentor

Steve Olson

Steve Olson

VP of Getting It Done


Weekly Email

Email Raj to be added to one of the WHS Robotics lists:

  • parent (default)
  • student
  • mentor
  • alumni

Typically one email is sent weekly with news and upcoming calendar items.


Design Initiatives for 2017-18

Welded chassis frame.

3 CIM 2 Speed Gearbox

WCP Cam block for chain tensioning

Branding policy


What is Robotics?

The varsity Sport for the Mind(TM), FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
 

Students get to:

  • Learn from professional engineers
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design 
  • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $20 million in college scholarships 
 

2017-18 Sign-Up - Confirm Your Contact Info

https://goo.gl/forms/ZlGS57rzP0HyFs4s2

2016/17 Robotics Team

Some of the 2015/16 Robotics Team


Student Registration Instructions 2017-18

Official registration opening postponed.  Unofficially, participation is open. 

Robotics Club registration needs to be completed in two systems: WHS and FIRST


WHS registration via school Activities "FeePay" system will open approximately at the beginning of October.  FeePay registration instructions link.

Parents will receive an invite to create a parent account at http://www.firstinspires.org/.  (Skip this if you already have an account)

Log in to your http://www.firstinspires.org/ account.

  • Click on "I Want To...+" below the words "Dashboard"
  • Select "Complete Youth Member Registration"
  • Enter Parent Profile (name, address, phone).
  • Select "Add Youth" on Youth Registration page.  Enter Child info (date of birth, etc.) Please enter good contact email and phone numbers; we'll use those for team communication.
  • Note on privacy, Lead and Alt Lead mentors will have access to email and phone info, not physical addresses.
  • Select FRC as competition.  Apply to team 3206. ***Important***

  • Raj or Ashley will review and accept.  Send email to Raj if you'd like confirmation or have issues.

  • Please send feedback on this process so we can update instructions here.

Annual Schedule

Here's what a typical Robotics calendar looks like over the school year:

  • September : Planning, community outreach, volunteering
  • October tbd: Parent + student info meeting! Registration opens
  • November - December : Recruitment, group activities 
  • Saturday January 6th: Kick-off, FIRST objective revealed.  
    • 6 weeks of heavy building
  • Tuesday February 20th: Stop build day.
  • March & April: Competition 1 & Competition 2
  • May : Celebration, student lead interviews & appointments
  • Summer : Cleaning & small group activities

2018 Competition Planning

The plan for 2017-18 is to attend two competition events.  Below are some of the tentative competitions.

  • Iowa Regional March 21-24
  • La Crosse WI April 4-7

 (ISD 833 Spring Break is March 24 - April 1, 2018)

  • MN North Star Regional March 28-31 (backup) 

Lettering Policy (Proposed)

Kick-off Points:  6 for morning, 6 for afternoon

Build Season Points:

  • Sat: 3 for morning, 3 for afternoon
  • After school: 3 points

Competition (some days have limited availability):

  • Wednesday +3 points

  • Thursday +7 points

  • Friday +7 points

  • Saturday +7 points

Outreach: 2 points per hour

Off-season all-team meetings: 5 points each

Total points available for Build season plus Friday & Saturday at each competition = 154.

Points needed to letter = 124 (80%)

Planned tracking Woodshop entrance.

A Mentor/Coach:

Can be any adult, teaching others what they know 

Brings either technical or non-technical expertise to the team

Provides the opportunity for students to learn directly through experiences

Click here to learn more.


Website Disambiguation

The Robotics maintains three websites.  You are currently on the WHS Activities - Robotics Club page.  Use the buttons below to navigate one of the other websites. 


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The Main page is primarily for mentors and students currently participating in the club.

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Thank you to Robotics Sponsors!

Jessica D

Jessica D

Team Captain

Callie K

Callie K

Team Assistant Captain