- Helping Salem Spartans FRC Team
The Robotic Knights this build season helped Salem with their robot and gave them major tips to help their success.
- Robot Rumble
The Robotic Knights attended the rumble at Battlefield High where they drove their robot on the field for the last time of the year.
- March 2014 - FIRST Robotics Challenge - Virginia Regional Tournament
The James River Robotic Knights had a successful performance at the 2014 FIRST FRC Robotics Competition during March 20-22nd at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. This year's game, Aerial Assist, was played with two foot diameter exercise balls that the team was required to pick up, pass to other robots, catch, and shoot over a bar and into a goal eight feet in the air. Pictured: Thomas, Joe, Ian, and Dylan (from left to right.)
- April 2014 - VMI Robotics Day
Students from the Robotic Knights were able to demonstrate their robot, interact with students from VMI, take a tour of VMI, and learn about opportunities to study engineering at VMI. Virginia Military is one of the sponsors for the Robotic Knights and we try to attend this event annually to show our appreciation.
- October 2014 - Rumble in the Roads
The James River High School Robotic Knights participated in the Rumble in the Roads on October 4th at Menchville High School in Newport News. This event featured twenty-four teams competing in a one day event showcasing the 2014 robots. The Robotic Knights battled through some tough early qualification rounds to reach the Semi-Finals.
About the Phoenix Robotics:
Phoenix Robotics, Team 3939 was founded in 2011 to continue the excitement of our long time FIRST Lego League teams. We are located in Botetourt County, Virginia and serve middle and high school students from all schools in the county.
By our involvement in FRC and FLL, the goal is to inspire our team members and the community to be leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We are fortunate to have mentors from various disciplines and areas of expertise, including teaching, engineering (mechanical, robotics, electrical), computer science, business leaders, among others.
Our goal is to increase interest in science and technology in our schools and throughout Southwest Virginia. Most of our members are veterans of our FLL teams that are hosted at both middle schools. Our FRC team members mentor our FLL teams and continue the relationship started for many of us in the 6th grade!!
FIRST was founded in 1989 by the renowned inventor Dean Kamen. The goal of FIRST is to inspire students to careers in math, science, and technology through a fun and engaging robotics competition. This competition provides students the opportunity for one-on-one engagement with industry leaders and engineers.
The initial FIRST Robotics Competition comprised of 28 teams competing in a New Hampshire high school gymnasium. The ensuing years brought rapid growth to the program, to include over 35,000 students, 2,000 teams from 11 countries, competing at over 50 District and Regional Events, culminating with the World Championship Event in St. Louis, MO.
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