In the Gull Lake event, Red Storm Robotics placed 13th for Qualifications and was the 1st pick of the 3rd Alliance, which consisted of Team 85- B.O.B (Build on Brains)- and Team 4776- S.C.O.T.S Bots! We also won the Creativity Award!
In the Kentwood event, hosted by us, Red Storm Robotics placed 26th for Qualifications and was the 2nd pick of the 2nd Alliance, made up of Team 4381- Twisted Devils- and Team 2771- Code Red Robotics the Stray Dogs! Together we won the event and advanced to States! This was a big moment for our team, as this was the first time winning a district event in Red Storm Robotics history! We also won the Gracious Professionalism Award!
For the first time in our team history we’ve got an invite to attend the FIRST World Championship!
We’ll be there from April 26th through April 29th with our FTC Team 5292!
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.
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.
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.
For the first time ever, the Red Storm FTC will be heading to the World Championship which will be taking place at Union Station in St. Louis, MO from April 26 – April 29, 2017. This is such an exciting opportunity for our team! They will be joining 127 other teams from more than 50 countries. The team is very excited for the opportunity to meet and compete with so many different high school and middle school teams in the Velocity Vortex game. The next two weeks will be extremely busy as the team overhauls their robot and begin preparations for the upcoming trip.
In addition to the competition, the team will have the opportunity to get in some other neat activities such as a variety of conferences to attend or “A Night at the Ballpark” where FIRST teams have the chance to participate in a pre-game field parade at Busch Stadium. The team may also join in the FedEx Innovation Challenge which is a social-media-based competition consisting of math and science problems, scavenger hunt activities, trivia and more in which they could get a chance to win up to $5,000 for their team. Or perhaps they may get some time in their busy schedule to do some good old sight seeing! Wish us luck!
Be sure to check back or keep an eye on our Facebook Page for updates! You can also find out more about the FIRST World Championship at www.firstchampionship.org/st-louis-home
Our next competition we’ll be hosting at our very own East Kentwood High School in the Fieldhouse. This will be our third year hosting the FRC Competition, so we’re looking forward to it.
This is a Week Five Event, and FIRST in Michigan’s event info page can be found here.
We can always use volunteers to make this a smooth running event, so if you have some time, please sign up with FIRST on their VIMS system.
Event specific information can be found here.
Please make the time to come and cheer Red Storm onto a great showing!
This past weekend we attended the FiM Lakeview District at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Michigan.
During qualifications we held onto first place with a final qualifying record of 11-1-0.
We then became Alliance #1 Captain. We selected Team 830, The RatPack and Team 5685, The Robo Terriers. Unfortunately, we were eliminated in the quarterfinals.
However, during the awards we won the District Chairman’s Award!
“The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.
It was created to keep the central focus of FIRST Robotics Competition on the ultimate goal of transforming the culture in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become scientists, engineers, and technologists.” — from FIRST’s website