We are FTC Robotics Team 9182, the Short Circuits. This is our seventh year as a team. We have competed in ten tournaments and one league. This year we have six people: one junior and five sophomore. We look forward to another amazing season this year!
Competing Since 2014
Our team has competed since 2014-15 Cascade Effect up through the current season, 20-21, as a part of FTC ULTIMATE GOAL. 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.
This is my fourth year in robotics. I am the team captain and engineering captain this year. I am one of the two people working on CAD, because the third member is not participating this season. I like to come up with and execute clever solutions to problems in CAD, without having to waste time building prototypes, only to find out their flaws. I am excited to hopefully get a little farther this season than we did last season because our team is more experienced, as we don’t have any newbies to teach.
My name is Aidan and this is my third year in robotics. I am the business captain and I do the engineering notebook every year. This year, I am hoping to tackle the challenges brought by COVID-19 by meeting with engineering professionals online and focusing on online outreach. This year will have its fair share of challenges, but ULTIMATE GOAL looks to be a promising season, and I look forward to it.
My name is Nicholas and this is my second year in robotics. I am going to be the sole programmer this year because I enjoy coding a lot. I think that robotics is a great program for people who like to engineer solutions for problems, and have fun while doing it. Even though this year will have many challenges, I am hopeful that we will be able to work through it all.
CAD Lead & Engineer
CAD Lead & Engineer
My name is Richard Bui and this is my second year in robotics. I am the lead in CAD and help with building and designing. This year I am focusing on becoming a better CAD designer in order to create more complex designs parts for CNC and 3d printing. The reason why I’m more focused on CAD is that I want to learn how to better design items and products. This year I’m really hoping that my team will do well for this year's challenge.
My name is Harper Crubel and this is my second year doing robotics. I am an engineer and a driver. I am also learning how to code in my own time. I like robotics because I get to learn a lot about engineering and I know I want to do something with that in my future. I also love that I am making new friends while learning about something I love. My goals this year are to make a fully functional robot that can do all the tasks we want it to and also make it to state finals.
My name is Andrew Seppelt and this is my second year of robotics. Last year I learned a lot and hope to continue to learn this year. I am an engineer on the team and hope to contribute my ideas to the team. I love robotics because it is challenging and fun. I also can make friends doing it.
My day job is a 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 a circuitboard background similar to the old logo while also designing a new "SC" for short circuits which incorporates the lightning bolt of our school.