We are FTC Robotics Team 9182, the Short Circuits. This is our fifth year as a team. We have competed in ten tournaments and one league. This year we have ten people: seven seniors, one junior, a freshman, and an eighth grader. We look forward to another amazing season this year!
Competing Since 2013
Our team has competed since 2013 cascade effect up through the current season, 19-20, as a part of FTC ROVER RUCKUS. We are part of the Eastview Robotics program. Our team number is 9182, and our name is the Short Circuits.
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Our team mission is to promote STEM learning and FIRST in our school and community through multiple outreach events, including library visits, STEM fairs, robotics demonstrations, and fundraising events at local organizations. We want to spread the idea of gracious professionalism beyond FIRST.
My day job is Software Development Manager. I’ve been in the IT business for the past 18 years. Prior to that I worked at the University of Minnesota as a Research Associate of Elementary Particle Physics. This is my third year mentoring the team. What I like best about mentoring a robotics team is to watch the team members grow each year and learn new things as well as taking on more responsibilities. The joy at tournaments when we have successes, and the gracefulness in defeat. With many of them being seniors this year, an important part of this year will be knowledge sharing and making sure the younger members take in as much as they can to retain the expertise for next year. We do have a new programming team this year so we have some additional challenges to overcome. I have full confidence in the students to embrace this and have a very successful year this year.
Our logo represents who we are and we proudly wear it at events and tournaments. While designing it, we incorporated the logo of our school while also making it our own. We added our team name and number to distinguish us at the tournaments and put our design into the lightning bolts to make it unique.