Robots by the C
The Manchester Essex Regional High School robotics team, Robots by the C has just completed their robot for the US First regional competition in Boston. It has been an intense six weeks to say the least.
This year's competition is called Logo Motion. It combines two robots in one. The challenge with many restrictions, is to be able to pick up an inflated tube and travel the length of a field and place the tube on a high peg. The more tubes your alliance puts up the more points you score. But wait, that's not all, you also have to build a mini bot that deploys from the main robot. The mini bot is to deploy from the main robot and climb a twelve foot pole faster than any other team.
On February 22nd all first robots had to be packed up and shipped to a storage facility until their regional competition. Ours is April 7 -9 at Boston University Agannis Arena.
The town should be proud of this group of young people. In this after school program they have taken on a challenge of large proportions and with the assistance of an advisor and mentors have completed the task. Research, planning, designing, construction, programming, fund raising, and PR have all been involved in this project. The whole process is much like a real company experience and thanks to many the robot is ready for competition.
This year's team: Captain Sean Halloran, Assistant captains, Peter Goulakos and Ben Scarafoni. Julien Gilbert, Adam Bailey, Ben Bichet, Tyler Burnham, Sam, Carlberg, Sam Creighton, Elise Doucette, Tucker Evans, Dustin Ferzacca, Sylvie Goldsmith-Solomon, Jacob Matrz, Dominique, Kevin Tofuri, Ben Wolsieffer, Eric Wright, Chris Wright, Cory Burnham, Ian Martin, Nathaniel MacLeod and Seb Wooding, Advisor Robert Meltz, Mentors: Gary Gilbert, Mory Creighton, Dennis Carlberg, Joe Halloran, Nick Ferzacca, Chris Willaims, Dana Burnham Pam Scarafoni and Gail Halloran.
The team wants to thank supporters: The Spaulding Education Fund, The Hooper Fund, The Rotary Club, Varian Semi Conductors, Eastern Insurance, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Danvers Bank, Captain Dusty's, and all the parents and friends who have supported the team. If you would like to help support this awesome science and technology group, funds are still needed to pay the bills. Donations can be made to MERHS Robotics Team c/o Sara Creighton 37 Proctor Street Manchester MA. 01944.
Please come see us at the competition April 7th - 9th Boston University Agganis Arena. It is free and it is FUN. Please support Robots by the C team 2084! Check us out on the web www.robotsbythec.com