FRC Team 2583 RoboWarriors
FIRST Robotics Competition, or FRC (The RoboWarriors), is our varsity program at Westwood Robotics, open to Juniors and Seniors. We’ve participated in FRC since 2008, and have gone from working in a cramped garage to having our own workshop and class in Westwood High School.
At the start of each season, our team will be given a standard “kit of parts” and a set of rules to play a field game (with limited time). As FRC teams, we work during a six-week period to build a robot capable of competing in that season’s game. Usually during the game, robots complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, placing inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. While we are given a standard set of parts, we are also allowed a budget and are encouraged to buy or make specialized parts. Click here to learn more about the FIRST Robotics Competition.
On the Robowarriors, members are encouraged to do whatever interests them the most. Our sub-teams include:
- Build & Design – Does the actual building of the robot.
- Programming – Programs the robot (in Java), will have the opportunity to work learn about PID and vision processing
- ComputerAutomated Design (CAD) – Collaborates with other members to CAD out the robot. Learns how to work with CAD Programs such as SolidWorks.
- Electrical – Works with electronics that are on the robot
- Corporate Marketing – Presents to corporations and organizations for funding, applies for grants
- Chairman’s Team – Works on the Chairman’s Presentation for a chance to win the Chairman’s Award at our competitions
- Outreach Team – Organizes outreach events and FLL/FTC Competitions that are held at Westwood Team
|2021||Infinite Recharge At Home Challenge||At Home||None|
|2020||Infinite Recharge||None (COVID-19)||Chairman's Award|
|2019||Destination: Deep Space||Austin District, Greenville District||Innovation in Control Award, Judges' Award|
|2018||Power Up||El Paso Regional, Hopper Division (Worlds), Texas Robot Roundup||Engineering Inspiration Award, Dean's List Finalist|
|2017||Steamworks||Lone Star Regional, Hopper Division (Worlds), Texas Robot Roundup||Dean’s List Finalist|
|2016||Stronghold||Alamo Regional, Texas Robot Roundup||Entrepreneurship Award|
|2015||Recycle Rush||Alamo Regional, Texas Robot Roundup||Dean's List Finalist|
|2014||Aerial Assist||Lone Star Regional, Texas Robot Roundup||None|
|2013||Ultimate Ascent||Alamo Regional||None|
|2012||Rebound Rumble||Alamo Regional||None|
|2011||Logo Motion||Alamo Regional, Lone Star Regional||None|
|2010||Breakaway||Lone Star Regional||None|
|2009||Lunacy||Lone Star Regional||None|
|2008||Overdrive||Lone Star Regional||None|