About Us

Our team brings together professional mentors with enthusiastic and passionate students from St. John Bosco High School and St. Joseph High School. Our mission is identical to that of FIRST as a whole:

"to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting student-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership."

This year, we will be participating in FIRST Steamworks. Watch our progress on twitter and at thebluealliance.com.

Continue down to meet the team, see what we're currently working on, and get more information on what it means to be a member of Tribe Robotics!

Quick Facts

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Team Members

16

Dedicated Mentors

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Robots

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Years in the making

Our Team

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Yonathan Rivera
Student Captain

Yonathan is a Junior and he plays an important role on our team and leads us proudly.


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Trevor Peitzman
Student Captain

Trevor is a Sophmore and a great leader and knows how to lead a team to success.


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Mr. Wippler
Teacher/Mentor

A veteran at Tribe, Mr. Wippler embodies our team motto: Student built. Mentor approved.


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Mr. Ashley
Mentor

Mr. Ashley is a retried teacher and senior mentor for FIRST who helps us with the constrction of the robot.

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Mr. Dominik
Mentor

Mr. Dominik is a retired engineer at Boeing. He provides many different ideas and innovative ways to approach problems.

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Mrs. Erigero
Mentor/Buisness Manager

Mrs. Erigero helps the team financially, and keeps track of information on people who are in and want to join the club.

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Mr. Cervantez
Teacher/Mentor

Mr. Cervantes has a master's degree in chemical engineering and helps on the side.


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Cody Dominik
Junior Member

1st year member, Cody worked on the website and led strategy for competition.


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Nick D'Ambrosio
Senior Member

3rd year member, Nick is the leader of construction for climber unit.


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Brandon Zinkiewicz
Junior Member

1st year member, Brandon is a driver and mechanical assistant.



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Nam Son Nguyen
Junior Member

3rd year member, Nam worked on shooter and is the Awards submitter.


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Qirui (Bruce) Guo
Junior Member

1st year member, Bruce worked on the base and climber units.



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Anthony Alvarez
Junior Member

1st year member, Anthony is the leader of inventory and coleader of website managment.


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Zach Sandstrom
Junior Member

2nd year member, Zach worked on climber unit and worked on CAD.


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Anthony Reeves
Junior Member

3rd year member, Anthony worked on the GPU and helped with the website.


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Ryan Mendoza
Sophmore Member

1st year member, Ryan is the co-leader of website managment he has also worked on the hopper.

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Jorge Gonzalez
Freshman Member

1st year member, Jorge has helped with many things including the shooter as well as the hopper.

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Jaun Aleman
Junior Member

3rd year member, Juan helped on the shooter and hopper, and is one of the veteran members here at Tribe Robotics.

Our Robots

Below are some robots from our previous years. Each and every one complies with the FRC rules and regulations that were given that specific year. These robots were all completed by our team within six weeks.

ChickenBot Pie

Teamwork was especially important in the building and operation of ChickenBot Pie. The robot's functions were to catch and throw a ball. The large ball was to be passed from robot to robot, and in order for this to go smoothly, it had to be capable of making calculated and fluent moves. Mecanum wheels were a main component of this feature.

Kiwi Quail

Kiwi Quail was made to throw frisbees. Its one-purpose design allowed the team to focus on the accuracy of the robot's throws. The robot was able to launch frisbees from short and long distances with astounding accuracy. Kiwi Quail allowed team members to utilize different skills that they had learned throughout the year, including pneumatics.

Loganbot

LoganBot was similar to Kiwi Quail in its function of throwing frisbees, but the new bot expanded on that skill and was also capable of lifting itself off of the ground and onto a pipe. While its accuracy in throwing the frisbees and climbing up the pipe was average, its consistency was the shining quality that guaranteed a high number of points.

Basketbot

BasketBot was engineered to play basketball. Its primary functions were pick up the basketballs and be able to launch them in to a series of hoops of various heights. With the use of cameras that allowed spatial sensing, BasketBot was able to accurately make shots without assistance.

Sir Swordfish

Sir Swordfish was built to compete head to head with other teams in 2016's FIRST Stronghold. Sir Swordfish features a 10" flywheel to launch boulders and was our first robot built to feature an optical auto-aim system. This robot keeps the tradition of having a fish themed name for competition robots.

Theater Bot

Theater bot was created for the Saint John Bosco Drama Department. The Drama Department needed help to further immerse their audience into their play, Long Bridge over Deep Waters. With the help of Theater Bot, the cast was able to simulate astronauts floating in space, allowing the viewers to better visualize what the actors were portraying.

Support Us

We need your help to bring science and engineering to our community. We have the will and the know-how, but need you to help spread the message of FIRST Robotics to ambitious students and a benefiting community. Here are 4 of our sponsor tiers:

Arrowhead

$250+

  • Competition shirt: Company name listed
  • Banner: Company name listed
  • Website: Company name listed on the sponsorship page
  • Invitation: Year End dinner and awards celebration
  • Memorabilia: Thank you photo
Donate

Spirit

$500+

  • Competition shirt: Team will list your company name with logo
  • Banner: Your company name and logo listed
  • Website: Company name and logo listed
  • Invitation: Year End dinner and awards celebration and public demonstrations
  • Memorabilia: Competition shirt and thank you plaque
Donate

Blue

$1,500+

  • Competition Shirt: Team will list you company name with medium logo
  • Banner: Medium company name and logo listed
  • Website: Company name and logo listed
  • Invitation: Year End dinner and awards celebration and public demonstrations
  • Memorabilia: 2 competition shirts and thank you plaque
Donate

Gold

$3,000+

  • Competition Shirt: Team will list your company name with large logo
  • Robot: Logo on robot shown at all competitions
  • Banner: Large company name and logo listed
  • Website: Company name and logo listed
  • Invitation: Year End dinner and awards celebration and public demonstrations
  • Memorabilia: 4 competition shirts and thank you plaque
Donate

Our Sponsors

Tribe Robotics gratefully receives support from community sponsors and individual donations. We recognize our generous donors:

Contact Us

Send us an email, we love making new friends!

Join Us

Interested in joining? Ready to register? Fill out the sign up form, register your student with FIRST STIMS, add our Google Calendar to yours, read through the handbook, then print and sign the last page using the buttons below.


Contract Sign Up FIRST STIMS Calendar Parent Meeting Presentation


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