Move Video

Watch this video made by one of our members about our move to the new build space in Cary Town Center, as well as a recap of the 2015-2016 season. If the video isn’t showing, click the Header of this post to view it. 2016 cortechs move.mp4 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+...

Lessons Learned from Canvassing

Over the past couple weeks Cortechs has been pounding the pavement and bringing the opportunity of sponsorship to local businesses. Although tough at first, the team has really got in the groove of it, raising fantastic funds towards the next FRC season. The effort has shown great hardwork and dedication As always, we look to reflect upon our experiences so we can learn our mistakes and continue to better ourselves. Check out our Lessons Learned Canvasing!! Facebook Twitter Google+...

FLL Team Wins Champions Award!

FLL Team Wins Champions Award! Cortechs Robotics believes it is very important to inspire younger students to pursue STEM activities and continue to innovate. In order to achieve this, Cortechs Robotics mentors FLL Team #4486, the Robot Whisperers. Students of Cortechs Robotics share their past FLL experiences with the Robot Whisperers, while encouraging and inspiring them to continue into the FRC program. This allows Cortechs Robotics to help create the future engineers of the world. The Robot Whisperers recently won the Champions Award at the regional competition, and are excited for states! FIRST Lego League, or FLL, introduces young people, ages 9 to 14, to the fun and excitement of science and technology. There are three main parts of FLL: Core Values, The Robot Game, and Project. Core Values focuses on team work and cooperation, and assesses how the team works together as a unit.  The Robot Game is where the team builds and programs a fully autonomous Lego Mindstorms robot that solves missions on a 8 by 4 feet board.  The Project is where teams focus on solving a real-world problem that is directly related to the current year’s theme. Overall , FLL introduces young students to STEM by allowing them to build robots and solve real world problems while building teamwork skills.     Facebook Twitter Google+...

First United Methodist Church Outreach

  First United Methodist Church Event Cortechs Robotics thinks of the robot as a tool: a tool to inspire and excite. A pillar of our organization is to bring STEM education to all walks of life, and to inspire younger students to continue in school and continue to innovate. In accordance with this, Cortechs Robotics brought the robot to First United Methodist Church in order to excite some young students about science and technology. We raced the robot against kids, engaged in relay races, and most importantly, learned. Young students saw how STEM could be applied in such cool ways, like building a robot! Thanks First United Methodist Church for helping us play with our robot at this outreach event! Facebook Twitter Google+...