DCS MechWarriors Place 5th

First time ever competing as a robotic team

//DCS Robotics Team Places 5th of 17 Teams in Scrimmage Meet

Decatur Christian School has a team of students in the high school level of robotics competition.  The call their team the DCS MechWarriors.  Nathan Weaks, Bryce Shew, Kaleb Reynolds, and Sam Frankovich are making their mark on the landscape of regional tech teams.  Coached by DCS teacher Joe Braun, the team participated in their first scrimmage meet in Champaign, Illinois on November 10th.  There were 5 matches with different objectives in the matches.  The competition is part of First Tech Challenge, which is an organization formed to help students learn about designing, building, and programming robots.

Team Checks Programming

Kaleb Reynolds, Bryce Shew, Nathan Weaks, and Sam Frankovich check programming commands for DewBot, the DCS MechWarriors robot.

A robotic kit with parts that can be reused year by year is the basic starting point for teams in FTC (First Tech Challenge). Challenges are declared by FTC each year, and this year the robots run “missions” on a planetary surface simulated in a game layout which is large enough for four robots to operate simultaneously. During the meet, each team competes in short matches which include collaborating in alliances with other robotics teams. Points are awarded in each match for robot performance, design, accomplishment of mission, and community outreach.  Lots of math, engineering, creativity, problem solving, brainstorming, and team-building occurs in FTC.

DewBot is the creation of DCS MechWarriors

The following rank and placement chart is found at https://ftc-results.firstillinoisrobotics.org/divisions/rankings/1

Rank Number Name RP TBP High Score Matches Played
1 5202 Zip TIE Fighters 10 379 199 5
2 14371 MT. ZION HIGH SCHOOL 8 419 159 5
3 11072 Fe ArSeNAl 8 410 175 5
4 12918 Iron CORE Mark VII 8 401 177 5
5 14840 DCS MechWarriors 8 326 140 5
6 14495 Monkey Engineers 6 469 199 5
7 13063 PowerSurge – Flash 6 375 108 5
8 11496 MacArthur High School 6 354 136 5
9 14204 4-H SCREAM 4 419 177 5
10 10146 Invader Bots 4 396 149 5
11 11373 PowerSurge 2.0 4 390 149 5
12 15042 Ctrl-X 4 377 137 5
13 10303 Robot Rebellion 2 355 137 5
14 12971 Ctrl-Y 2 325 102 5
15 11289 Rochester Robocatz 2 251 102 5
16 11463 Eisenhower High School 2 228 86 5
17 14753 Iron CORE Nanotech 0 470 145 5

We are so proud of our robotics team.  Way to go!  Keep up the good work!

Here is a video where the team talks through one of their matches.

2018-11-23T05:19:15+00:00

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