August Newsletter

Cortechs Robotics has been very busy this August. We have done a lot of recruitment and fundraising, while also preparing for our off-season event, THOR (Thundering Herd of Robots). Not only that, but on August 15th, Cortechs Robotics was privileged with the opportunity to move into a new build space in the Cary Town Center. For more information on this and more, check out our August Newsletter in full by clicking the header of this post. August. Facebook Twitter Google+...

First, NC Regional…

Next, Worlds. Cortechs Robotics participated in our first FIRST Robotics Competiton on March 20-21st. We were honored to play the first match of the competition, but even after a full day of practice, we did not score as high as we had hoped. However, that didn’t stop us. 10 matches later and we secured 3rd place for our individual team. For a rookie team, this is a great achievement, as this granted us our first award, the Highest Rookie Seed award. This means, out of all the rookie teams at the event, we had the highest average score. Cortechs Robotics ended up being captain of the 3rd ranked alliance. Because of this, we got to choose which two teams we wanted to compete with for the elimination matches. We chose two teams, Team Spork (3196) and Triple Strange (1533). With these teams, we made it through quarterfinals, but were eliminated in semifinals and placed as the 3rd alliance overall. This was a great experience for our team, even if we didn’t win the event. But Cortechs had more wins coming. The highest award given to rookies is the Rookie All Star award. This award is given to the rookie team that best exemplifies the values of FIRST. The team that wins this award is invited to the Championship event in St. Louis. Cortechs Robotics was fortunate enough to win this award, and we will be leaving for the competition on Wednesday, April 22nd. The competition begins on Friday, April 24th and continues through Saturday. We will be competing in the Newton division.  To view pictures from our 2015 Regional, click...

3D Printer Outreach

Cortechs Robotics went back to the First United Methodist Church on March 15th to spread more STEM education to the community. This time, instead of a robot, we brought our 3D printer granted to us by 3D Systems. We printed six pieces of a seven piece cube puzzle, and passed them around to the kids while the final piece printed and we talked about how the printer worked. The final puzzle printed, and several of the kids attempted the puzzle. Many got close, but none were able to finish, so one of our team members finished the puzzle. The kids enjoyed our presentation, and we plan to go back with our 2015 season bot and let them play with it. Facebook Twitter Google+...

January 2015 Newsletter

January has been an extremely busy month for the team. January 3rd marked the beginning of the of the robotics season. Since then, the team has been meeting 5 or 6 times a week after school, building a robot that will compete at Dorton Arena in March. As a result of the huge support from our community, not only will the team learn a ton, but also be hugely successful. Our January Newsletter includes some updates on a few of the things we are doing. If you would like to automatically receive our monthly newsletters, contact us at cortechsrobotics@gmail.com. January Newsletter Facebook Twitter Google+...

2015 Game – Recycle Rush

After participating in a local kickoff event, Cortechs Robotics is now designing and prototyping a robot to compete in regional (and hopefully international) competition. Recycle Rush, this year’s game, focuses on stacking recycling totes and containers on top of each other, and also dealing with “litter” represented by pool noodles. Watch the video here: Facebook Twitter Google+...

New Corporate Sponsor

Cortechs Robotics has fortunately received a $5,000 grant from United Therapeutics Corporation. This sponsorship is a testament of our current achievements and all that we have done. United Therapeutics Corporation is a model organization, investing so heavily into their future generations. Their sponsorship will allow students from all over Wake to continue in their educational pursuit of the STEM fields. With $5,000, Cortechs will be able to fully compete at the highest level of robot building and alleviate the stress of not enough funds. We are proud to announce United Therapeutics Corporation as corporate sponsor and partner.   Connect with them: http://www.unither.com/ Twitter.com/unitherFIRST Facebook.com/unitherFIRST Instagram.com/unitherFIRST Facebook Twitter Google+...