Welcome to the Red Storm Robotics website! We are Team 3875, a FIRST® robotics team based in Kentwood, Michigan, made […]
Welcome to the Red Storm Robotics website! We are Team 3875, a FIRST® robotics team based in Kentwood, Michigan, made up of students attending East Kentwood High School. To learn more, please visit the “About Us” page, and be sure to explore everything else the site has to offer. If you have any feedback for us, website-related or otherwise, you can get a hold of us via the “Contact Us” page.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was established in 1989, with the competitive season initiating in 1992. FIRST uses robotics as a “varsity sport for the mind” to engage students in science and technology.
In December 2010, FIRST® of Michigan asked East Kentwood High School (EKHS) and GE Aviation Systems to establish a FIRST Robotics team. The Red Storm Robotics Team 3875 was formed in January 2011 at EKHS, and immediately began the 2011 FIRST Robotics build season. Within three months of operation, the team was given the Highest Rookie Seed award at the West Michigan competition. We have continued our success in the 2012-2016 seasons. Red Storm is currently looking forward to the 2017 competition season, and hosting the Kentwood district FRC competition at our school.
Kentwood’s elementary and middle schools are home to four FIRST® LEGO League (FLL) teams and three FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) teams. Since 2012, the Red Storm Robotics team has sponsored the middle school FTC Qualifier competition for West Michigan in December, where over 32 middle school FTC teams compete.
To find out more about how we have done in the past please visit the “About Us” Page.
Kickoff went great. They announced and released the game animation, which is below. After watching the animation, we went over the rule book for a few hours, then we strategised for the rest of the session. We got pretty far in our strategy session, and came up with several designs that we would test for the following week. All in all, the kickoff was successful.
Here is the form that everybody needs to fill out in order to go to competition. Please fill out and return to Adam Veenendaal or Wendy Ljungren
The 2018 FRC Season has been teased:
More details here.
FIRST has unveiled new rules regarding the pause between auto and telop periods.
Read more on their blog.
The challenge for this year’s FTC game has been revealed.
On August 24, 2017, Red Storm Robotics held an Open House to celebrate our own dedicated Build Space. This space is graciously provided by Kentwood Public Schools at the East Kentwood Freshman Campus.
This video celebrates the open house and our new space. Please enjoy! 🙂
On September 9th, Red Storm FTC will be meeting at our new build space at 8:20am, and leaving shortly thereafter for GVSU. There we will have chassis build workshops and watch this year’s challenge streamed across the world at the same time.
We plan on being back to our build space around 3:30pm.
If you haven’t seen the teaser, check it out here:
Here’s a timelapse of the building of our 4th of July parade float that was seen in the City of Kentwood’s parade.
Welcome back to school, and with another school year means another Robotics Build Season!
This kicks off right away with FIRST Tech Challenge. Parents meeting is Monday, August 28th from 7 to 8 pm in the East Kentwood Freshman Campus Cafeteria. Season kicks off September 9th at GVSU’s Kennedy Hall of Engineering.
FIRST Robotics Competition kicks off the fall season with the Parent’s meeting on September 14th from 7 to 8pm also in the East Kentwood Freshman Campus Cafeteria. The build season kicks off in January.
If you’re interested in being a part of either robotics program, please fill out this form.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 24
We are excited to announce a dedicated space for Kentwood robotics. In the past, we have shared classroom space with Mr. Smith at EKHS. We now have a dedicated space at the Freshman Campus that includes a large room for our equipment and meetings, 3 small group workrooms, and storage space. We would love to have you join us in the dedicating the new space, meeting the next generation of engineering/scientist, and enjoying cake and cookies.
Here’s a QR Code to our Facebook Event, so you can RSVP.
Google Map to the new Build Space: