Naperville North

ROBOTICS TEAM
Team 3061

Class of 2017!
Join the NNHS Robotics Team for one of the most incredible extracurricular experiences high school has to offer. You’ll have the opportunity to work with passionate team members, professional members, and the latest hardware and software as you design, build, and test a competitive robot.

Our 2013 Robot, Sally, at World Championships

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
Anyone can contribute to the team, regardless of experience or areas of interest. Most students who join don’t have robotics, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, or programming experience; they do by the end of the year! Other students focus on videos, photos, web sites, marketing, and fundraising.

MEETINGS
We’ll meet after school in the late fall to get organized and prepare for the 2014 season. Once we return from winter break, we’ll meet after school regularly until competition. Can’t meet every day? No problem; come when you can.

INTERESTED?
Visit team3061.org or contact Mr. Rowzee, Mr. Schmit, or Mrs. DiOrio.

The FIRST Robotics Competition
The FRC is described as “a unique varsity sport of the mind designed to help high-school-aged young people discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be.” While we won’t learn the 2014 challenge until January 2014, the team will begin preliminary work in the fall of 2013 so we are prepared for the intense six-week building timeframe that starts in January. After the six-week build period, the regional competition is held in late MANY HANDS REQUIRED: While we may need as many as ten hands working on the robot at once, we February in Chicago and the World TECHNICAL SKILLS: The opportunity to learn 3D modneed students with a wide variety of interests (not just eling software used to design the robot and the LabChampionship competition in late robotics!) VIEW programming language to control it. April in St. Louis. In 2013, the team attended two regional competitions (Northern Lights and Midwest) and qualified for nationals in St. Louis.

While the focus of FRC is on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, students play a diverse collection of roles on our team. While we certainly have many students interested in designing the mechanics of the robot, constructing it, and writing software to control it, some of the over 50 students Teams: 29,200+ involved in this year’s Youth Participants: 303,000+ effort are helping the team in many other Robots Constructed: 25,000+ ways. Some students are contacting local Mentors & Volunteers: 110,000+ companies to establish relationships; othCountries: 60+ ers, creating and updating web sites to Sponsorship Companies: 3,500 promote our team and its efforts; still Scholarships: 756 totaling over $16 others, creating a million video documentary. Our team consists of car junkies, AP Physics students, artists, computer geeks, freshmen, seniors, science teachers, technology teachers, and former engineers all working together.

F I R S T

or nspiration & ecognition of cience and echnology

Our Team

FIRST Students are…
2 times more likely to major in Science or Engineering 10 times more likely to have an internship 4 times more likely to have a career in Engineering

2013 Mentors and Sponsorship
We would like to thank our sponsors who make this opportunity possible for our students: Motorola Solutions Foundation, Navistar, Create Cut Invent, Grid Connect, Naperville North High School, and Naperville North Boosters. We would also like to thank our mentors: Dan Cornelius, Jerry Lynch, Ed Tausk, Ian Ren, John Jachna, John Vukovich, Anup Kulkarni, Nicole Jachna, Dennis Emge, and Haydar Mahmoud.

World Championships 2014: The Final Four

FIRST BY THE NUMBERS:
MAX WEIGHT: WEEKS TO BUILD: BUILDING BUDGET: MAX DIMENSIONS: (INCHES)

120 lbs

6

$4,000

28 X 28 X 60

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