Franklin Regional Robotics

IQ Employee Jarrett Stewart has been helping the Franklin Regional Robotics team design and build a robot to compete in the Pittsburgh Regional FIRST FRC tournament! This is the second year the Franklin Regional Robotics team – Frobotics – participated in the competition, and the first year that Jarrett has volunteered as a mentor.

The students were tasked with creating a robot able to accurately shoot frisbees into goals set at varying heights, and lift itself off of the ground to climb a metal pyramid structure. They were given 68 days to complete the robot using materials provided to them and anything else they could get their hands on. Mentors taught students how to use LabVIEW, CAD, and other programming tools along with more physical building tools such as welding and metal cutting.

Team 4150 worked hard and played hard at the competition, and while they didn’t make it to the finals, each member of the team came away with a great experience, some new knowledge, and awesome robot-building experience.