from Marc Shapiro, Upper School science teacher and robotics coach
If you’ve been in the Lansing Sports Center recently, you’ve surely seen the large wooden structure on Court 4. Maybe you even saw Michael Wilke ’16 working on it. The curiosity some people had about the structure made me overcome my reluctance at sending all employee emails, 为了撰写MPA机器人团队是uwin电竞什么的描述.
FIRST Robotics是一家总部设在新罕布什尔州的国际组织. 它有四个层次, starting with FIRST LEGO League (FLL) for elementary schoolers, all the way up to FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for high schoolers. 在MPA，uwin电竞只有一个FRC团队. Per capita, Minnesota has one of the highest participation rates in the U.S. T在这里 are more FRC teams in Minnesota than varsity hockey teams!
每年，uwin电竞都会得到一款新的“游戏”，并在有限的时间内创造一个机器人来玩游戏. 机器人必须在严格的约束下进行设计、建造、编程、布线和测试. A new robot is built every year; the game changes so much that t在这里’s nothing from the previous year that is useful, 除了可能的驱动底盘. With their batteries and bumpers, robots can weight up to 150 pounds. Teams are aided by adult mentors who are volunteers from the community, but the students have ultimate responsibility for designing, 建筑, 操作机器人. Students can go the technical route and learn about 建筑, 编码, 电子和控制, 计算机辅助设计, 或者使用CNC路由器, 或者几个. 他们也可以选择非技术路线，从事筹款等工作, 市场营销, 外展, 和社交媒体. Our team has Twitter, Instagram, 脸谱网, and a still-under-renovation 网站. uwin电竞就像一个小企业, and have to raise all our operating funds; our budget for this season is $24,000. 阅读更多