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What is north catholic robotics?
The North Catholic robotics team, the Trojanators, is like any athletic team, but participates in the sport for the mind. Our team focuses on inspiring students to become interested in STEM. The perfect way to do this is to design and compete with robots built by students. Not only are the students inspired to persue STEM careers after high school or college, but they gain real world experience in a broad range of fields that exceed the areas of STEM. These skills include design, public speaking, project management, leadership, and much more! Best of all: "Its the hardest fun you'll ever have!"
More than robots
FIRST is more than robots. Click on the video below to learn how!
2019 First RObotics Competition Game
The game for the 2019 season was titled Destination: DEEP SPACE. Teams were tasked to design a robot to place hatch panels and cargo balls on different rocket ships. We competed at the Miami Valley Regional Competition and the Greater Pittsburgh Regional after building a robot that focused on the cargo ship. MVR saw lots of obstacles as we struggled to find a balance in competing with the robot. We began to understand "Yeehaw" at GPR and modified it to be a defense bot. This modification benefited us and we got picked by the #1 alliance. Although we lost in the quarterfinals, the team won the Engineering Inspiration Award for the second year in succession. This awarded us $5000 from a NASA grant so we could advance to the Detroit World Championship in Detroit, Michigan in April. Not only did we win EI, but Mechanical Build Project Manager Thomas Franco won the Dean's List Finalist Award, the second Dean's list Finalist in 5740 history.
2018 First Robotics Competition Game
The game for the 2018 season was titled FIRST: POWER UP. Teams were tasked to design a robot to place power cubes in the switch and the scale then climb a bar. Our team spent countless hours to design and build our robot to compete at the Miami Valley Regional Competition and the Greater Pittsburgh Regional. We were picked by the first seed at the Greater PIttsburgh Regional but we lost in the quarter-finals. Even though we lost the competition we won the Engineering Inspiration Award which awarded us $5000 from NASA so we could advance to the world competition in Detroit, Michigan.
2017 FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETION GAME
The game for the 2017 season was titled FIRST STEAMWORKS. Teams were tasked to design robots to deliver gears to the airships in the middle of the field, to shoot fuel into boilers, and to climb a 5 foot rope to be ready for takeoff. Our team spent over a hundred accumulated hours designing and building our robot to compete at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional hosted at Cal U, and at the Miami Valley Regional hosted at Wittenberg University. Check out our team and robot by clicking the buttons below!