RoboJawn 2023 took place this past Saturday at West Philadelphia High School. All 6 of our RoboLancers FTC teams put forth a strong showing at the event!
RoboLancers Crimson and RoboLancers Aubergine were both alliance captains. RoboLancers Gold and the Binary Bots, from Project HOME, joined RoboLancers Aubergine on the 4th alliance. RoboLancers Crimson selected RoboLancers Pumpkin and the Technabots, from Girls High. RoboLancers Cobalt joined Bodine Ambassadors, from Bodine High School, and To Be Determined, from Lancaster PA. RoboLancers Aubergine and RoboLancers Gold were event finalists defeating Alliance 1 in the semifinals.
The judges highlighted multiple RoboLancers teams in the awards portion of the event. RoboLancers Aubergine received the 2023 RoboJawn Champions Award. RoboLancers Gold received the Engineering Award, RoboLancers Pumpkin received the Portfolio Award, RoboLancers Aubergine was the Control Award runner-up, and RoboLancers Crimson was the Presentation Award runner-up. All of the RoboLancers put forth a strong showing in the judging room. RoboLancers Alum Michael Curry 275 was also honored as the 2023 Philadelphia FTC Volunteer of the Year.
From April 19th – 22nd, FRC 321 competed at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas. The team was invited to compete as a result of them being awarded the FIRST Impact Award at the FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship alongside FRC 316. The RoboLancers were one of 26 teams from the district competing in Houston.
In addition to competing the team also visited Space Center Houston! Students explored space travel through history alongside many other FIRST teams in attendance that day.
At competition 321 got to share our love of Goooose through earrings, plushies, and hats galore!
Lucy got to play on the world stage in the Daly division!! We ranked 39 out of 78 in our division with a record of 5-4-1. Yona, Daniel, Zamil, and Cordell served as the drive team once more putting up a stellar performance as usual.
We competed for the FIRST Impact Award as well. Congratulations to Iris, Lily, and Maja who served as our presentation team as we were awarded the FIRST Impact Award and joined the FIRST Hall of Fame.
Other fun activities during the event included visiting the Innovation Fair and attending RoboProm!
If you want to explore mechanics, engineering, programming, electronics, team management, or discover where your passion for robotics lies as a part of the largest association of Central High School, then the RoboLancers team is for you! As evidenced by the overwhelming success of this year’s RoboLancers induction, this 2021 season has kicked off as possibly the greatest robotics experience at Central High School! Doubtful? Why not ask the nearly 100 students of various backgrounds and grade levels who have found their spot in RoboLancers, fresh from Bootcamp!
The RoboLancers Boot Camp – now thankfully in person – gave all students interested in robotics a taste in the many subgroups of RoboLancers and their work within the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) seasons. But firstly, all students were taught proper safety procedures regarding using any equipment related to RoboLancers work and especially how to safely use the professional machinery in Central’s very own workplace. Afterward, new students were introduced to the three main aspects of RoboLancers: Mechanical, Programming, and Business.