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TEAM 5122

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Lisa Gagnon

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TEAM 5122
Build Season
FRC Competitions
September - December
Tasks & Goals
1. Sept. 26, Riverfest
2. Oct. 3, Juniper Ridge Landfill
3. Nov. 21, FLL Event
Attend fall events:
1. Sept. 19, Mainely Spirit (Messalonskee)
2. Oct. 17, Robot Rodeo (Gardiner)
3. Nov. 14, Battle of the Bay (NH)
Develop robotic design and programming skills
FRC Kickoff
Saturday, January 9, 2016
2016 game announced at Univ. of Southern Maine, Portland
Receive kit of parts
Official start of build season
Build Season
January 9 - February 23
FRC Competition Season
District Events (March 5 - April 2)
Select two district level events during Weeks 1 - 5
Most likely: WPI Week 2 & Lewiston Week 6

New England District Championships
Must qualify
Week 7, April 13-16,

World Championships
Must qualify
April 27-30
St. Louis, MO
May - September
Spring Events
Battlecry at WPI
Summer Heat (Portland)
There are more in the MA area.
Community Outreach
Kiwanis, Rotary, OTES, LMS, YMCA
Volunteer at robotic camps
FRC Season Timeline
Tasks & Goals
Build a competitive robot in 6 weeks.
Meet several times per week after school
Frequent weekend work sessions
IEEE members, Lance Dorian and Casey Clark (OTHS Alumni) fundamental to FRC team formation.
Build Season
Designed and built Aerial Assist robot in six weeks with the help of several mentors.
FRC Competitions
Runner-up at first district competition at WPI.
Ranked 25th in New England after second district competition.
Runner-up at New England Championships!

Qualified for World Championship in St. Louis, MO
Post Season
Attended Battlecry (off-season event)
Connected with the community
Beta testing RoboRio (next year's robot "brains")
Rebuilt robot
Next Steps
2014-15 Season
Robotics Class at OTHS
Recruiting new team members
Competing in off-season events in the fall
Develop fundraising strategies
Increase the number of mentors
2013-14 Season Review
Opportunities for Mentors & Parents
Mentor Roles:
Develop mechanical, electrical, and computer programming skills with students.
Share experiences about STEM college majors and careers.
Coach students with strategy and presentation skills.

Parent Roles:
Be a mentor!
Assist with fundraising.
Bring food to team meetings and work sessions.
Attend weekly meetings when available and contribute to the team
Help organize and attend fundraisers
Prioritize time during build season
Try to attend competitions
Consider participating in fall and spring events and community outreach.
Have a fun and positive attitude!!
Team 5122 Student Expectations
Contact Information
Team Website: http://www.team5122.com

Lisa Schultz
Old Town High School
Old Town, ME 04468
(207)827-3910 x408


What is FRC?
FRC Mission: "Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership."
Team 5122 Member Benefits
Have fun learning about robotic design.
Learn to work with a team on an authentic problem.
Numerous scholarship opportunities
More than just robotics (Business planning, video and website development, etc.)
New skills learned every year
Opportunities to mentor younger students
Video of a Aerial Assist Match
Other Videos:
The Blue Alliance Website

Upcoming Activities & Events
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