Capital High Schools’ FTC team “The Countdown” qualifies for Super Regionals

Capital High Schools’ FTC team “The Countdown” qualifies for Super Regionals

Capital High School’s team 9876, “The Countdown” earned their way to the the FTC Super Regionals Competition at the Tacoma Convention Center on March 10-12.  “The Countdown” will be joining Olympia High School’s team “Oly Cow” at this prestigious event.  This is the first time in the robotics history of The Olympia School District that two different high school have both qualified for this exciting competition.

This year’s FTC robotics challenge, “Velocity Vortex,” has robots scooping up and shooting particles (whiffle balls) into a vortex in the center of the field and for the last thirty seconds of each match, robots can pick up the cap balls which are two feet in diameter, Between shooting particles and lifting cap balls, there is a lot of action going on in these matches.

These two teams of students have designed, built  and programed a robot to complete as many of these tasks as possible in 2 ½ minutes.  But that’s not all!   Students will also give a ten minute presentation about their robot, and team activities and turn in an engineering journal that includes their robot evolution, CAD designs, outreach and more.

Check out this video to learn more about “Velocity Vortex!”  

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=velocity%20vortex

If you would like to see these robots compete, The FIRST Super-Regional Championship is March, 10-12, 2017, at the Tacoma Convention Center (1500 Broadway, 98402).