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USFIRST

FIRST

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

USFIRST

FIRST

was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway
Human Transporter.
FIRST

operates the
FIRST

Robotics Competition in
which teams of high school students, sponsored and assisted by local
companies and volunteers, design, assemble, and test a robot capable of
performing a specified task in competition with other teams.
FIRST

also
runs the
FIRST

LEGO League, for children 9
-
14 years old, and
FIRST

Place, an innovative science and technology center, including a hands
-
on
children's science museum.


FIRST

FIRST The Process


New game is unvieled


Game strategy is determined


Robot concepts are formulated


Prototypes are constructed


Design parameters are finalized

Week 1

Week 2
-
5


Robot construction begins


Programming starts


Auxillary builds start


Playing field details completed

Week 6


Robot is completed


Robot packaged and shipped


Short break!

Post
-
Build


Practice robot completed


Practice 2
-
5 times a week


Prepare for competition

Competition


February, March and April on the road


Self injecting insulin pump


Stair climbing wheelchair


Self balancing personal scooter


DEKA


Over 150 Foreign and US patents


Awarded U.S. National Medal of Technology in 2000

Dean Kamen

Woodie Flowers

He helped create MIT's renowned course "Introduction to Design." Dr. Flowers also received national recognition in
his role as host for the PBS television series
Scientific American Frontiers
from 1990 to 1993 and received a New
England EMMY Award for a special PBS program on design. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering
and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He recently received The Joel and Ruth
Spria Outstanding Design Educator Award from ASME, a Public Service Medal from NASA, and the Tower Medallion
from Louisiana Tech University. He is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow at MIT for extraordinary contributions to
undergraduate education. He was also the Inaugural Recipient of the Woodie Flowers Award by
FIRST
. Currently, Dr.
Flowers is a director of two companies. He and his wife Margaret live in Weston, Massachusetts.

FIRST Founding Sponsors

John Abele, Boston Scientific Corporation

Baxter International, Inc.

DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund

Delphi Corporation

General Motors Corporation

Johnson & Johnson

Dean Kamen, DEKA Research and Development Corporation

Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers

Motorola, Inc.

XEROX Corporation

FIRST Hall of Fame

Team 191: X
-
Cats

Xerox & Wilson High School

Rochester, NY (1992 & 1994)

Team 151: Wild Cards

BAE Systems & Nashua High School

Nashua, NH (1995)

Team 47: Chief Delphi

Delphi & Pontiac Central High School

Pontiac, MI (1997)

Team 120: Scarabian Knights

NASA Glenn Research Center/Battelle Memorial Institute/MBNA Foundation/Industrial
Technology Institute at Cleveland State University & East Technical High School

Cleveland, OH (1999)

The FIRST Hall of Fame recognizes FIRST's exemplary teams and provides them with an avenue
for continued, higher
-
level involvement. A team earns Hall of Fame status by winning the
Championship Chairman's Award, FIRST's highest honor. The Hall of Fame is a unique and
collaborative effort that features team
-
created display booths. These booths portray a team's
continued support of FIRST, resulting in an innovative and exciting exhibit that inspires and
motivates all teams to strive for the excellence associated with the Chairman's Award.

FIRST Hall of Fame

Team 175: Buzz Robotics

UTC/Hamilton Sundstrand Space Land & Sea/Techni Products & Enrico Fermi High
School

Enfield, CT (2002)

Team 103: Cybersonics

Amplifier Research/Custom Finishers/Lutron Electronics/BAE Systems/Society for
Biomolecular Screening/Day Tool and Manufacturing Inc/Laboratory Robotics Interest
Group/Harro Hofliger & Palisades High School

Kintnersville, PA (2003)

Team 254: Cheesy Poofs

NASA Ames Research Center/Laron Incorporated/Unity Care Group/Line X of San
Jose/PK Selective Metal Plating, Inc. & Bellarmine College Preparatory

San Jose, CA


Team 16: Baxter Bomb Squad

Baxter Healthcare Corporation/Science & Technology Group &
Mountain Home Area High Schools

Mountain Home, AR (2000)

Team 22: Double Deuce

Boeing Rocketdyne/FADAL Engineering/NASA JPL/Delta Hi
-
Tech & Chatsworth High School & High Tech High

Chatsworth, CA (2001)

FIRST Team Growth 1992
-
2004

1992


28


1995

59


1996

94

1997


151

1998


199

1999

269

2000

372

2001

515

2002

643

2003


787

2004


900+



YEAR # TEAMS

More Interesting Graphs


1993: robots on carpet,


1994: radio control introduced


1995: moved Nationals to WDW


1996: Woodie Flowers Award introduced, Human players added


1997: Beatty/Hammond wins first National Championship of four total


1998: FIRST village at Epcot, ChiefDelphi discussion board formed, college scholarships


1999: Alliances, NASA involvement, 3rd partner allowed, Team Forums introduced


2000: Innovation First controller, score balancing, Dean & Ibot


2001: 4 vs 0, Championship divisions


2002: Qualification process for Championships, Chairman’s Award Regional Winner


2003: Championships in Houston, Scholarships at $3M


2004: Championships in Atlanta


FIRST Key Points in History

Important Regional Teams

Beatty Hammond


Team 71


4 Time National
Champions


Use Simple Construction


Lots of PVC


Masters of Strategy


Full One
-
Piece Frames

Important Regional Teams

Technokats


Team 45


Founding Team


Pioneered Tread Design


Shifting Transmissions


AndyMark.biz


Andy Baker


`98 Champions

Important Regional Teams

ChiefDelphi


Team 47


Swerve Pioneer


Incredible Team Spirit


Dr. Joe Johnson


ChiefDelphi Forums


Experts in control


Dewalt Transmissions

Important Regional Teams

Wildstang


Team 111


Quality


Complexity


Do
-
it
-
all Strategy


Raul


StangSense Auton


Telescoping Lifts


Sheet Metal

Important Regional Teams

HotBot


Team 67


Quality


Polycarbonate


Specialization


Clean Design


Arm Control

Important Regional Teams

Thunder Chickens


Team 217

Truck Town Thunder


Team 68

Killer Bees


Team 33

Husky Brigade


Team 65

Team Rush History

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Team Rush Mission

Team Rush is committed to improving and fortifying math and
science education while offering it’s team members an
opportunity to develop a fundamental understanding of
respect
,
team
unity
, competitive
spirit
, and the gracious professionalism
that is the
heart

of every successful venture. Team Rush has an
uncompromised focus on positive moral values, and uses that
focus to reach out to it’s community, create world
-
class design
process’, mold future leaders, build competitive robots, and most
importantly…have fun!

Team Rush History

1996


Several OSMTech students joint the Brandon High School Robotics Team


Odyssey of the Mind competitions discontinued


Sponsored by 3
-
Dimensional Services


Anthon’y first year


1997


OSMTech starts a FIRST Team


Sponsored by Budd Company


RUSH acronym is created by Zach Wheeler


respect, unity, spirit, heart


Use old fruit loops logo


First appearance of jim holmes…..budd company employee


Builds a fantastic robot, has lights in interior……wins Motorola quality award in Chicago
at Medieval Times


Create “passive arm design”


Brandon robot becomes sponsored by Lear
-

Learhawk


1998


lose sponsor


build robot at small machine shop, Denovo


for simplicity, replicate their previous years arm.


Compete at a high level despite lack of sponsors


“Lyron and Justin metal flattening story”


“bird’s nest cart story”


Brandon team becomes sponsored by GM Truck, Truck Town Terror, now Thunder


First appearance by Shannon Schnepp and Justin Ridley



1999


Team Rush picked up by Chrysler


Share field with Team 33


Don’t make their own scrimmage, off to slow start


Anthony leaves Brandon team to start Team 221
-

MI Roboworks


Rush wins Great Lakes and Chicago regionals with Beatty
-

71


Win most photogenic award in Great Lakes and Chicago


Go unseeded at Nationals


221 wins Most Potogenic at Nationals, seeds 6
th
, chooses Rush and
Beatty for finals


Alliance finishes 4
th

after close loss to Wildstang and Technokats


2000


Shannon starts West Side Boiler Invasion


Team 461 at Purdue


Anthony takes 221 to Michigan Tech


Rush goes back to the passive arm design


One of most complex robots for Rush to date


Two mode drivetrain, passive arm, roller assemblies, worm gear lift


Mrs. Hughes wins Woodie Flowers Award


2001


First appearance of six wheel drive for Rush


First robot to not be blue


Dubbed the “lama”


Has simple one piece electronics design


Has complex lunar landers that get scrapped before first competition

Team Rush History

2002


Crab claw bot


Grabbers work good


First multi
-
motor gear shift design for Rush


Ballscrew….fails, is removed or at least disabled


2003


Rush builds first multi
-
joint robot arm with turret


six
-
wheel drive remains


Uses simple dead
-
reckoning auton to navigate to the top of ramp…….


Snag first regional win since `99 at Buckeye Regional


Shannon’s team 461 wins Regional Chairman’s Award

2004


Multi
-
joint arm and turret return


Six
-
wheel drive remains


Have several close calls, no wins


“no back
-
up battery story”


Rush receives Regional Chairman’s Award


2005


Shannon and Anthony return


Mutli
-
joint arm and turret remain, undergo redesign by Anthony


Upper
-
joint is never built correctly……suffers all season


Six wheel drive is streamlined, complex custom gearboxes replaced with Dewalt drill motor transmissions

Team Rush History

FIRST Awards Summary

Chairman’s Award

was created to keep the central focus of the FIRST Robotics Competition as our ultimate goal for transforming the culture in
wa
ys that will
inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encourage more of today’s youth to become
sci
entists, engineers, and
technologists. It represents the spirit of FIRST; honoring the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate
and

which embodies the goals and
purpose of FIRST. It remains the most prestigious team award FIRST presents.



DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit Award

celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork.



Delphi’s Driving Tomorrow’s Technology Award

celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature. This award recognizes any aspect of engineering
elegance including, but not limited to: design, wiring methods, material selection, programming techniques, and unique machin
e a
ttributes.



Engineering Inspiration Award

celebrates a team’s outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within thei
r
school as well as their community. Criteria include: the extent and inventiveness of the team’s efforts to recruit students t
o e
ngineering, the extent and effectiveness
of the team’s community outreach efforts, and the measurable success of those efforts. This is the second highest team award
FIR
ST bestows.



Johnson and Johnson


Sportsmanship Award

celebrates outstanding sportsmanship and continuous gracious professionalism in the heat of competition, both on
and off the playing field.



Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers


Entrepreneurship Award

celebrates the Entrepreneurial Spirit. This award recognizes a team, which since its inception
has developed the framework for a comprehensive business plan in order to scope, manage, and obtain team objectives. This tea
m d
isplays entrepreneurial
enthusiasm and the vital business skills for a self
-
sustaining program.



Motorola Quality Award

celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication.



Most Photogenic Award

celebrates attractiveness in engineering and outstanding visual aesthetic integration from the machine to team appearance (th
is

award is
now called the Imagery Award).



Woodie Flowers Award

is awarded to an outstanding engineer or teacher participating in each of the robotics Regional Competitions. Students choose

a
nd write
about a person on their team who best demonstrates excellence in teaching science, math and creative design. Until 2004, ther
e w
as only a national winner. In 2004,
each regional awarded a winner, who then went into the National pool of awardees.


Team RUSH Awards

1997

Motorola Quality Award, Midwest Regional

1998

Judges Award


Against All Odds Award, Great Lakes Regional

16
th

place overall, National Championship


2000

National Woodie Flowers Award


Mrs. Kyle Hughes

National $20,000 FIRST
-
Kettering Scholarship
-

Lyron Maxey

1999

Champions, Midwest Regional

Champions, Great Lakes Regional

Most Photogenic Award, Midwest and Great Lakes Regionals

4
th

place overall, National Championship

Autodesk Design Your Future Award
-

Becky Sherman, National Championship

2001

Johnson & Johnson Sportsmanship Award, UTC Regional

DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit Award, Great Lakes Regional

Team RUSH Awards

2002

Finalists, West Michigan Regional

National $20,000 FIRST
-
Kettering Scholarship
-

Seth Henderson

Finalists, Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association

2003

Champions, Buckeye Regional

Finalists, Great Lakes Regional

3
rd

place, National Championship Archimedes Division

Motorola Quality Award, National Championship

Champions, Indiana Robotics Invitational

Champions, Ford Sweet Repeat Robotics Invitational

Champions, Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association

Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers Entrepreneurship Award, Buckeye Regional

Delphi Driving Tomorrow's Technology Award, Great Lakes Regional

Team RUSH Awards

2004

Chairman's Award, Great Lakes Regional

Woodie Flowers Award
-

Tim Flickinger, Great Lakes Regional

Motorola Quality Award, Midwest Regional

National $20,000 FIRST
-
Kettering Scholarships
-

Bryan Duggan & Kurt Wachowski

Finalists, National Championship Galileo Division

Finalist & 1st Seed, Kettering Kickoff Robotics Invitational

“All Girls” Robotics Champion and Team Spirit Award Winner, Ford Sweet Repeat

Semi
-
Finalist & 2nd Seed, Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association

2005

Motorola Quality Award, Detroit Regional

Quarter
-
finalist & 9
th

Seed, Detroit Regional

Engineering Inspiration Award, West Michigan Regional

Finalist & 2
nd

Seed, West Michigan Regional

Quarter
-
Finalist & 3
rd

Seed, National Championship Archimedes Division

National $20,000 FIRST


Kettering Scholarships


Austin Duggan

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Anthony Lapp

Shannon Schnepp

Justin Ridley

Team Rush

A Brief Team History

Josh Frisch

John Nielson

Jason Markesino