With no time to spare, Waverly High School's brand new robotics team built themselves a robot. Team "Error 404" had only six weeks to get it completely ready. FOX 47's Lora Painter spoke with student leaders and their teacher to find out how they learned the ins and outs of robotics in rapid time, creating a competition-ready robot.
The team is registered for two district competitions this month: March 22-24 in Mason; March 29-31 in Shepard. Depending on how they do in these district competitions, they could go on the the State championships. If they do well in States, they could go to the FIRST Robotics World Championships.
Students said many of them knew very little about robotics or programming before joining the brand-new team. Thanks to some mentors from Michigan State University and Waverly High School's chemistry teacher, Jeff Parks, they were able to learn the skills needed, such as prototyping, designing, wiring. They also learned soft skills such as business, fundraising, management, teamwork, and communication.
team website: frcerror404.org
Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjEWMdJDpBQ