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FRC 2018 Power up game reveal

Power up reveal 1/6/18 The RoboRavens gathered in the shop this morning for the 2018 FRC game reveal. After the reveal, the team split into four main groups: strategy, media, software, and field building. Strategy team is currently working on the logistics of the game, reading the game manual thoroughly to plan and discuss strategies.

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Pre-Season Update

Getting ready for kickoff! The Robo-Ravens are currently in our pre-season getting ready for the game reveal in January. We have been working on and completing various project in preparation. One of them is our shelf organizers for our high school team and middle school teams. Many of our students have been learning to program

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2017 Steamworks in Review

Overview 2017 was a great season for Royal Oak Robotics. We designed and built the most complicated and advanced robot in our teams history and it paid off. We ranked as high as we ever have, captained a finals alliance, and made our way to the Michigan State Championship.   The Design Our robot was

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FRC 2016 STRONGHOLD

FRC released a new exciting game this year titled “Stronghold”. The game is played by two alliances of three robots whos objective is to score points in the other alliances castle to weaken their defenses in hopes of capturing it. The big twist is that there are five different barriers that prevent the other alliance

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2015 FTC “RES-Q”

Res-Q is a game played by two Alliances of two robots each that is for the middle school. Robots score points by parking in designated sections, dropping objections in designated bins, climbing a mountain and clearing debris among so much more with teamwork. Students will have to work together to obtain the highest amount of points possible

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Off season events!!!

Attention all new and old members if you would like a chance to drive at a competition or just try out robotics for the first time and offseason event is a great way to do that. The team will be attending the MARC off season event this Friday and Saturday (June 19-20), this is not

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Sponsor/Alumni Night

On 5/28/15 the teams held their first annual sponsor/alumni night. It was a success as we had four alumni present (Austin Shaeff, Monika Paszkowska, Andy Harman and Ryan Sheen) for some fun driving the robots and exploration of our new shop. We also presented 10 students with varsity letters and certifications for their hard work

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Troy district 2015

Over the past weekend (April 3rd – 4th) the Royal Oak robotics team competed at Troy Athens along with 39 other teams. The first day went well with team 1188 reaching 3rd place and 3548 reaching 11th place. As the competition went on each team had it’s issues of broken lift systems, stacks being knocked

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Recycle Rush!!!

RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by

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An amazing season comes to a close

Going to States 2014 was a great season for Royal Oak Robotics. We once again fielded two teams (1188 & 3548) with two very different designs. Although both robots were great, 3548 would prove to be a very solid competitor in the competitions. In fact 3548 would win the Howell district event with there partners

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