• Drivers of the FTC RoboFoxes concentrate during the Tele-Op period of the competition
  • Physics concepts, materials science, and mechanical design are crucial in the development of robots
  • Students develop a list of necessary materials and funds
  • The RoboFoxes' robot aims to stack crates for points at the FTC competition
  • Two students test their ROV's buoyancy
  • Before screwdriver goes to metal, pencil goes to paper
  • Sidwell Robotics members work with the Kidpower program to engage youth from underserved neighborhoods in D.C.
  • Mentor Peter Brown works with student programmers
  • Good engineers are essential to any team
  • A student pilots the Upper School MATE-ROV competition robot
  • The RoboFoxes' regional winning robot
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Recent News

FTC: Annapolis-Qualifier Results

Posted Thursday, 17th January 2013

All three teams competed in the Annapolis qualifier for the Maryland State Competition last Saturday (January 12th). The competition started out rough for Domini Machinae (5225) and the RoboFoxes (4451). Domini Machinae had electrical failures. The RoboFoxes were having trouble controlling their robot. Both teams improved during the second half. Team Rocket, as team 5014 decided to call themselves, did very well, and ended up placing 3rd in the qualifying rounds. They chose Domini Machinae as one of their alliances partners. The RoboFoxes were also chosen to be part of the 4th alliance, but lost in the first round. Team Rocket and Domini Machinae made it to the final round against G-Force and the TechnoClovers. They lost, but their place as Finalist Captain and Finalist First Alliance Partner won them a place in the state competition. The RoboFoxes won the 3rd place Inspire Award, which means they also qualified for the state competition. We are very excited that all three teams qualified, and are looking forward to the State Competition on Feb 23rd at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. In the meantime, we will be preparing and practicing for the Pennsylvania qualifier in York, Penn on January 19th.

Sidwell DC Qualifier

Posted Thursday, 17th January 2013

On December 9th, we hosted the DC Qualifier for the Maryland State Competition at Sidwell. The event was a huge success! Teams came from all over DC, Maryland, and Virginia to compete. Members of all three of Sidwell's teams volunteered and a few older members acted as referees.
Many thanks to Sidwell for letting us host and to the Spangler family for helping us set up!

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