The Manchester Essex Regional High School Robotics Team, Robots by the C, competed in US FIRST (for Inspiration & recognition of Science & Technology) Boston Regional Robotics competition in March 2013. A group of 25 boys and girls, with guidance from mentors, designed, built and fundraised to make an awesome robot for this challenge.
The challenge this year was to build a robot that could throw Frisbees into targets and climb a seven and half foot tall tower. Robots by the C decided to focus on climbing the tower and created a 120 pound robot in only six weeks that climbed the tower by rotating end over end as it climbed. This task involved many mathematical equations, with a lot engineering and technology. This competition has been named “the varsity sport for the mind.”
Competing against 50 teams from New England, Brazil and Canada over loud music and the roar of the crowd, the team won many matches over the three day event. Robots by the C accomplished their challenge of climbing the tower but did not make it into the finals. Although they did not make it to the finals, they certainly gained knowledge, team work, accomplished execution and had tons of fun!
Team members: Captains- Dustin Ferzacca, Loyd Waites & Sam Carlberg; Team- Alexei Goldsmith-Solomon, Alexis Hemeon, Alex Shepard, Austin Waldsmith, Ben Wolsieffer, Brady Winn, Christine Pries, Dylan McClure, Julia Whitten, Sam Creighton, Scotty Franklin, Tatum Hosman, Teirney McTiernan, Toni Rerisi, and Tyler Duda; Advisor Joseph McDonough; Mentors Dennis Carlberg, Mory Creighton, Nick Ferzacca, Rob Solomon, Lynn Atkinson, Gary Gilbert, Sarah Creighton, and Gail Halloran.
Thanks to our Sponsors: Spaulding Education Fund, The Hooper Fund, MIT Lincoln Labs, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Society of American Military Engineers, and Pinpoint Laser Systems.