WELCOME TO THE SAINT ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM WEBSITE!
WE ARE THE "RoboCats" !!
Saint Andrew Catholic School initiated its "RoboCats" robotics team on May 16, 2014 with a parent-student meeting in the gym. Many thanks to Dr. Scheer, Nolan's robotics coach, and his ROBOVIKES, for attending and helping us get started. Seven teams were formed and entered into the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE during the Fall of 2014. This included 55 students from grades 5-8.
Robotics introduces and reinforces the cross-curricular goal of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). In addition, participants learn to work together as a team and solve problems. This program would not have been possible without our wonderful mentors from Nolan Catholic High School including Kyle Griffith, Antonio Araujo and Zach Wempe. Their high school robotics knowledge and experience were a great help! We hope that our RoboCats will continue in robotics after they graduate from 8th grade.
ROBOCATS' TEAM PRAYER
Jesus, we pray to you for your guidance.
… help us to realize the special talents and abilities you have blessed us with.
… help us to learn together along with our high school mentors, teachers, coaches and parents.
… help us to praise You through “Gracious Professionalism” and “Coopertition”.
… also, Lord please help us to Honor You at all times with our words, actions, thoughts, teamwork and effort.
St. Albert, patron saint of science … pray for us.
St. Isidore, patron saint of computers … pray for us.
St. Patrick, patron saint of engineers … pray for us.
St. Hubert, patron saint of mathemeticians … pray for us.
In Jesus’ name we pray … AMEN
SAINT ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM
2017-2018 SEASON IS HERE!!
The Saint Andrew Catholic School Robotics Team (the "RoboCats") is participating in its 4th FIRST LEGO LEAGUE season in 2017-2018. Here are the details:
ROBOTICS TEAM CONTRACTS
"RoboContracts”, including essays and recommendations, have been completed and turned in. Seven FLL teams have been formed! Fantastic!!
+Team meetings are in progress. Each teams’ coach established a meeting schedule in coordination with parents. Meetings are typically twice per week, 1 to 2 hours each time.
+The FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Global "HYDRO DYNAMICS" Global Challenge was released on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:00 am. This defined what teams try to build, program, research, present, and solve.
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE QUALIFIER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017!!
RoboCat teams are entered in the FLL Qualifier competition. Here are the details:
Saturday, December 9
All day (Plan on being there from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.)
Nolan Catholic High School
Tremendous thanks to our coaches and mentors:
TEAM 1102: Coach Shawn Ritchey and mentor Julie Harding
TEAM 1103: Coach Ron Thompson and mentor Gaby Garcia Del Castillo
TEAM 1105: Coach Matthew Sutton and mentor Jennifer Northern
TEAM 1106: Coaches Olivia and Erick Miranda
TEAM 1107: Coach Sergio Lopez and mentor Allison Baumgardener
TEAM 1108: Coach Kevin Ashton, mentor James Harvey and mentor Melissa Godoy
TEAM 18205: Coach George Brown
FLL and EV3 LINKS:
EV3 Education Programming Software Download
EV3 Programming Tutorials
FLL Main Site
FLL Mission Model Building Instructions and Field Set-Up Guide
FLL Resource Library (for coaches)
Missions and Point Values 2017
Roboplex (Robotics teams helping robotics team)
Robot Building Instructions (basic robot)
TAPPS Robotics Site (2016)
UNIVERSITY/ACADEMIC ROBOTICS WEBSITES:
CoRIS Institute - Oregon State University Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute
CRASAR - Texas A&M University Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
M.I.T. Robotics - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NASA List of Universities with Robotics Programs
Robotics - University of Michigan College of Engineering
Robotics at UT Austin - University of Texas at Austin
Stanford Robitcs Lab - Artificial Intelligence Lab, Stanford University
TREC - Virginia Tech University Terrestrial Robotics Engineering and Controls Lab