2010-2011

Officers

Name: Henrique C.
Grade: 12th
Positions: President

Name: Elizabeth S.
Grade: 11th
Positions: Vice President

Name: Kunal M.
Grade: 11th
Positions: Vice President

Name: Marek M.
Grade: 10th
Positions: Treasurer/Secretary

Name: Tej M.
Grade: 11th
Positions: Safety Captain

Name: Alex Z.
Grade: 11th
Positions: Team Manager

Name: Tyler M.
Grade: 10th
Positions: Mechanical Lead

Name: Sebastian M.
Grade: 10th
Positions: Programming/Electronics Lead

Name: Junseok L.
Grade: 11th
Positions: Webmaster

Name: Brandon F.
Grade: 11th
Positions: Media Lead

Name: Arno G.
Grade: 11th
Positions: PR Secretary/Fundraising Lead

 


Awards

2011 Silicon Valley Regional

Regional Finalists Award: This award celebrates the team or alliance that makes it to the final match of the competition.

2011 Sacramento Regional

Regional Chairman's Award (Qualifies our team for the Championship Event): FIRST’s most prestigious award, it honors the team judged to have created the best partnership effort among team participants, and to have best exemplified the true meaning of FIRST. The award helps keep the central focus of the FIRST Robotics Competition on the goal of inspiring greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology.

Woodie Flowers Finalist Award -- Mrs. Best: The Woodie Flowers Finalist Award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. Dr. William Murphy founded this prestigious award in 1996 to recognize mentors who lead, inspire, and empower using excellent communication skills. The Woodie Flowers Finalist Award is presented to an outstanding engineer or teacher participating in the robotics competition who best demonstrates excellence in teaching science, math, and creative design.

Runner-up Abbott Inventor Hall of Fame Award: The Abbott Inventor Hall of Fame Award Program (IHF) challenges students to design and create an original invention to be submitted to FIRST for review. The award is given based on the invention's effectiveness, uniqueness, simplicity, practicality, presentation, and the complexity of the problem to be solved by the invention. It was designed to provide education to FIRST participants about Inventions, Intellectual Property and how the Intellectual Property process works. 2011 was also the pilot year for this award at the Sacramento and Silicon Valley regionals.

2010 CalGames Offseason Competition

Mentor Award -- Mrs. Arrington: Teams will submit nominations for outstanding mentors, sharing how and why a team mentor or coach, influenced them. Judges may interview teams about their essay. Judges will use the essays and interviews to select an outstanding mentor that exemplifies WRRF’s objectives to recognize.

Runner-up AMD CAD Award: Teams will submit examples and descriptions of their use of CAD in robot design or other aspects of the robotics competition. Judges will review these examples, discuss them with the students on a team, and review the implementation of the design. This award recognizes exceptional use and connections from CAD design to implementation, showing where CAD made a difference.


2011

Name: Barracuda

Dimensions: 28"W x 38"L x 60"H

Weight: 120 lbs

Concept:
Deciding that scoring on all three levels of the rack would be crucial, our team also noted that the minibot race would change the outcome of many matches. We decided to build a robot which would have the ability to do both using a telescoping arm and a spring powered minibot deployment. By keeping the pivot point for the arm low, we are able to pick up and score on both sides. A roller gripper allows manipulation of the tube while being possessed, preparing for scoring on the rack.

Features:
-Custom two-speed shift on the fly transmission (5 and 13 feet per second)
-Extremely robust
-Arm capable of scoring on all three levels
-Roller gripper can manipulate tubes while in possession
-Quick deployment of minibot (1 second)
-Rapid minibot ascension (1 second)



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