Red Team #6482

IMG_0397Hello and welcome to Team #6482’s shiny new webpage!


Our team consists of

  • Abigail (6th grade)
  • Emily (6th grade)
  • Ibrahim (6th grade)
  • Elizabeth (8th grade)
  • Anna (7th grade)
  • Mary (7th grade)
  • Anderson (6th grade) (Page Editor)
  • Elly (8th grade)
  • Harsha (6th grade)
  • Malachi (7th grade)
  • Evan (7th grade)


Our team’s mentors are:

  • Michael Dombrowski (Parent)
  • Scott Quibell (Parent)
  • Amber Swanson (Mentor)



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FTC State Competition Soon

Next week Saturday is the state competition for the middle school FTC teams! This is bound to be an exciting event, especially because one of the teams we support, 6482, was invited this year. It takes place in Battle Creek, so it’s a bit of a drive for us, but it should be fun.

Also, this year our team is lending one of its members to be the DJ for the event! (Surprise, surprise, it’s the one writing this.)

Hopefully there will be a good turnout to the FTC State Competition!


FTC – Crestwood – 2012-09-11


Main Issues Questions Max Points
Rings to pegs What type of robot movement is   needed? Speed, Force? How many motors are needed?
How do you align robot up with pegs?
Are there ways that the robot could be less procise?
Which spot has best value?
How to change levels of arm?
How to pick up ring from dispensor?
How to let go of ring?
Lift robot Assume that last years robot is   what you are trying to lift.
How would you build a robot to lift last years robot?
The goal is 24 inches high, start with 1 inches. Need to control center of Mass, most robots will be lopsided because of arm.
How to handle center of mass?
24 inches = 30 + 5×23 =   145
12 inches = 30 + 5×11 = 85
Multiplier How to determine heavier ring? 660*.2=132
Place ring on peg during autonomous How do you align robot up with pegs? 50
Blocking Is it worth blocking (Stopping in a position) to minimize scoring?  





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