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!
Years in the making
Yonathan is a Junior and he plays an important role on our team and leads us proudly.
Trevor is a Sophmore and a great leader and knows how to lead a team to success.
A veteran at Tribe, Mr. Wippler embodies our team motto: Student built. Mentor approved.
Mr. Ashley is a retried teacher and senior mentor for FIRST who helps us with the constrction of the robot.
Mr. Dominik is a retired engineer at Boeing. He provides many different ideas and innovative ways to approach problems.
Mrs. Erigero helps the team financially, and keeps track of information on people who are in and want to join the club.
Mr. Cervantes has a master's degree in chemical engineering and helps on the side.
1st year member, Cody worked on the website and led strategy for competition.
3rd year member, Nick is the leader of construction for climber unit.
1st year member, Brandon is a driver and mechanical assistant.
3rd year member, Nam worked on shooter and is the Awards submitter.
1st year member, Bruce worked on the base and climber units.
1st year member, Anthony is the leader of inventory and coleader of website managment.
2nd year member, Zach worked on climber unit and worked on CAD.
3rd year member, Anthony worked on the GPU and helped with the website.
1st year member, Ryan is the co-leader of website managment he has also worked on the hopper.
1st year member, Jorge has helped with many things including the shooter as well as the hopper.
3rd year member, Juan helped on the shooter and hopper, and is one of the veteran members here at Tribe Robotics.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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:
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