The holidays were a busy time for FIRST Robotics teams. In addition to anticipating the announcement of the 2014 FRC Game, North Brunswick’s five FTC teams (2825, 3719, 6508, 3568 and 7906) were playing this year’s game, Block Party, at NJ FTC Qualifying Events.
So far, three of the teams have qualified for the NJ FTC State Championship, which will be hosted at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in March.FTC Team 6508, the Radioactive Raiders, qualified by being the Winning Alliance Captain and Inspire Award Winner for overall team excellence at the Livingston HS Qualifier on January 5th. Undefeated in the qualification rounds due to their autonomous scoring, they became the #1 Seed and invited Team 247, Fatal Error, and Team 3774, Hive Voltage, to join their alliance. They moved on to win the entire event. The Radioactive Raiders were also part of the Finalist Alliance at the Robo-CATastrophe qualifier earlier in November and have won many awards/nominations since their inception in 2012—including the distinction of a NJ Showcase Team for outstanding community outreach. FTC Team 3568, the ICE Wolves, was presented with the Gracious Professionalism award at Livingston for staffing many of the volunteering positions and assisting with the setup and tear down of the fields, scoring systems and concessions. They had already qualified for the State Championship by winning the Inspire Award at Robo-CATastrophe. FTC Team 7906 was the Winning Alliance Captain at the Liberty Science Center Qualifier.
FTC Team 2825, Raider Robot Riot, won the Motivate Award at Meets in Princeton and North Burlington.
We’re really proud of our FTC teams here at North Brunswick. Follow their journey on the collective North Brunswick FTC Robotics Facebook page.