Red Storm Summer Sessions have begun

Once again this summer, we are offering summer sessions for both FRC and FTC teams and interested students who will be in 6th to 12th grades this fall.  Come visit us at East Kentwood High School in Room 206 (West Wing) every Thursday evening from 6:30 pm until 9pm.

Mini Fridge 5292 World Robot

Red Storm FTC at Worlds

Red Storm FTC held their own with a 2.5 week old robot against High School teams that had been working ever since kickoff. They finished qualification plays in Rank 55 out of 64 with a record of 1 – 6 – 2. It was at least cool to partner with another Michigan Team in Qualification Round 131.

I’m proud of the team as they kept their spirits up and enjoyed the experience of being at Worlds. I think we’re spoiled now with a 9×9 pit for FTC after typically only having a table at other events.

Many, many thanks to everyone who helped put this new Robot together, especially Pat. Our new “mini-fridge” was the nicest looking robot in either division.

Michigan State Championship

For the third time in our team history, we’ve been able to qualify for the Michigan State Championship.  This marks the second time we’ve actually been able to attend.

At the Michigan State Championship we were seeded into the DTE Energy Foundation Division.  In qualification play, we finished in rank 14 with a record of 5 wins, 6 losses and 1 tie.

We were the second pick of the 7th alliance, captained by The Power Chargers, Team 894.  Our other alliance partner was the Robostangs, Team 548.  Sadly we lost to the 2nd alliance in the quarterfinals.

Low Goal Robot, 2017 FIRST Steamworks

Red Storm FRC Headed to State

On Wednesday a small “strike force” of Red Storm Team members and mentors will head to Saginaw Valley State University to set up our Pit and get ready for competition.

Thanks to our performance at Lakeview and a good showing at Kentwood we have qualified for the Michigan State Championships.  There we will compete with our Robot and also for Chairman’s.

Good luck Red Storm Robotics, may we do well enough to earn a slot to Worlds to join our FTC Team there.

Kentwood Competition Wrap-up

This year we hosted our 3rd FIRST Robotics Competition District Event.  It was one of the best running ones yet.  Thanks to everyone on the planning committee and all of the volunteers who helped make this event hum along.  

We were featured in a few news outlets, M-live had an article.  Fox 17 has some coverage.  We were also featured on the front page of the local Advance.

After qualification our team was ranked 25th among some pretty heavy competition.  We were then selected as the 2nd pick of the 8th alliance.  Unfortunately we were eliminated in the quarterfinals by the eventual event winners, That One Team, Stryke Force and The Iron Giants.

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