BUILDING KIDS! | BUILDING COMMUNITY! | BUILDING A LEGACY!

A PARTNERSHIP WITH WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND JR AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES

OUR TEAM

Team 141, the WOBOT, has a mission to build a winning state-of-the-art robot founded on a team philosophy of shared responsibility. The primary focus of this team is to engage high school students in the engineering process; this is accomplished through active, ongoing mentoring relationships with professionals from local visionary businesses committed to helping young people push past their perceived potential and dream big!

 

Our year-round program allows us to operate within the FIRST framework to include FIRST Lego League, FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, and a complete range of off-season activities that further our students’ interests and involvement in our school and community. School activities include mentoring younger students, working at Lego regional events, mentoring Lego teams in our school and beyond, completing training programs at our elementary, middle and high schools, and preparing for our competition season through technical training and team practices. Community events include involvement in our town’s internationally-recognized Tulip Time, work with local parks and agencies, fund-raising and donating time to charity events with both local and world-wide impacts.

 

On an interpersonal level, our team strives to improve the lives of students through an effective mentoring program. Each student works closely with professionals in the fields of engineering, science, business and education to learn new skills and hone their interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Our goal is for each student to leave our team with a strong networking base and leadership skills that will follow them through their college experience and welcome them back to mentoring as they engage in their career path. Our program provides direction and empowers our youth.

 

SEE PREVIOUS ROBOT DESIGNS

OUR SUBTEAMS

PROGRAMMING

 

What We Do:

  • We make the robot move and do stuff
  • 15 Second fully autonomous programming of the robot (it moves on its own!!)
  • Learn new languages between seasons
  • Design and program the Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

 

Tools We Use:

  • LabView for Drive Team Dashboards
  • Program in Java, C++, LabView
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Computers - Windows OS

 

Skills We Need:

  • Math
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to learn new things quickly
  • Analytics

 

 

DESIGN & BUILD

 

What We Do:

  • We turn the team strategy into a robot design
  • 3D Printing of small parts
  • Assemble parts that are fabricated in house and from our sponsors/partners
  • Specify COTS (commercial off the shelf) parts to be altered
  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Computer-Aided Drafting

 

Tools We Use:

  • Dassault Solidworks
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Power Tools
  • Computers - Windows OS
  • Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel

 

Skills We Need:

  • Visualization
  • Mechanical inclination
  • Accurate measuring
  • Math
  • Compressed air plumbing
  • Focused
  • Balance of logic and creativity
  • Hardworking

 

 

ANIMATION

 

What We Do:

  • Game simulation of the year's game, elements and strategy
  • 3D Modeling of game and field elements
  • Create a new FIRST Safety animation each year and submit for the "Safety Animation Award"
  • Develop a mobile app for the Drive Team to manipulate elements for the year's game

 

Tools We Use:

  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max
  • Blender Foundation
  • Unity Technologies Developer
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Pen and Paper!
  • Computers - Windows OS

 

Skills We Need:

  • Trial and error analytics
  • Lots of Patience
  • Basic math skills
  • Hardworking

 

 

MARKETING

 

What We Do:

  • Submit for Chairmans Award, Entrepreneurship Award, Team Image Award
  • Team/Pit Awards
  • T-Shirt design
  • Scrap booking

 

Tools We Use:

  • MS Office (Visio, Excel, Word)
  • Cricuit Cutter
  • Sewing Machines
  • Paint and Paintbrushes
  • Cameras
  • Adobe Photoshop

 

Skills We Need:

  • Creative writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Personal communication
  • Basic Math
  • Arts & Crafts

 

MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

 

What We Do:

  • Design, develop, and update this website!
  • Maintain social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Graphic Design

 

Tools We Use:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Muse, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, Lightroom, Bridge)
  • Wacom  Intuos Pen Tablets
  • GoPros
  • Digital SLR Cameras
  • iPads
  • Computers - Windows and Mac OS

 

Skills We Need:

  • Creativity!
  • HTML5 and CSS

 

 

STRATEGY

 

What We Do:

  • Look at the capabilities of our robot for the year and how to maximize scoring
  • Scouting other teams at competitions

 

Tools We Use:

  • BlueAlliance.com
  • Computers - Windows OS
  • Apple Numbers on iPads

 

Skills We Need:

  • Understand of game rules, penalties, and scoring
  • Out-of-the-box thinking
  • Level headed attitude

 

BUSINESS

 

What We Do:

  • Compile the business plan and work with Entrepreneurship Award submission
  • Develop new sponsors, assist with current sponsors, be a liaison between the team and our sponsors
  • Help with travel plans, including hotel reservations, food, activities, permission slips, etc.
  • Fundraising for individual students and team accounts
  • Contribute to team newsletter and blog, distributed to parents, sponsors, and partners

 

Tools We Use:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Wordpress
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Computers - Windows OS

 

Skills We Need:

  • Basic book keeping
  • Account management
  • Creative writing

 

 

TEAM 141

WOBOT

616- 786-1100 ext. 6141

141wobot@gmail.com

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