We are 7 high school and middle school students from different schools and together we make up the First Tech Challenge (FTC) team Slice of Pi. Together we've headed on an amazing journey through technology and engineering and we couldn't be prouder of all our accomplishments.
Our robot is named ACLTN - Or short for All Coaches Love This Name. To support our strategy (mentioned in the home page), we built a balanced robot with four wheels but the two wheels in the front are the driving ones powered by the DC motor. We have two omni wheels in the back which helps the robot turn in any direction. We brainstormed ideas, and we built a prototype and then converted our ideas and the prototype into our physical design. We are aiming more for consistency and meeting our point goals so speed was not a major factor in our design - so, we have two front wheels connected to the motor using the gears with one to one ratio.
Robotics For Youth
Robotics For Youth (RFY) is a nonprofit organization which promotes robotics in today's youth. We are proud to say that we all are members of RFY and we have been able to reach 5,000 youth through the programs.
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I am a 10th grader at Rock Ridge School in Herndon, VA. This is my third year in any of the FIRST robotics competitions. I am enjoying my third year in FTC. I love to sing and I participate in school theater activities.
Role: Programming, Testing Robot
I am a 10th grader at Independence High School in Loudoun County, VA. I love to play soccer and play for my travel team. In my meantime I love to hang out with my friends, trail biking and baking. My interests in robotics is around mechanical design. I have experience with Lego Mindstorms and have participated in World Robot Olympiad. This is my third year participating in FTC.
Role: Technical Design and Outreach
I am an 8th grader attending Brambleton Middle School. Some of my interests include basketball, robotics, and biking. My interests in robotics is building and programming. This my third year in FIRST competitions and my first year in FTC.
Role: Robot Design, Programming
I am a 10th grader who attends Flint Hill High School in Herndon, VA. I love to play basketball and I also run track for my school's team.
In my free time I like to hang out with my friends, go to the beach, and go to my school's social events. My interest in robotics is around applying art and design to robotics. This is my third year participating in FTC.
Role: Programming, Publicity, Building and
I am a 10th grader at Freedom High School. I love to build things and watch Netflix and Youtube. I like robotics because I love to build and work in a team. This is my second year participating in a FIRST or Robotics related event before. This is my second year participating in FTC
I am a 10th grader who attends the Flint Hill High School in Herndon, VA. I am a die-hard soccer fan and I currently play for my high school's Varsity soccer team. I have experience with FLL / MindStorm programming and this is my third year participating in FTC.
Role: Programming and Scouting
I am a 9th grader attending Thomas Jefferson Science and Technology School. I love art and painting. My interest in robotics stems from
the fact that I have done FLL and it was such a
great experience for me that I was ecstatic to
start FTC. I love building and helping with the
team’s website and social media platforms. This
is my third year participating in FTC.
Role: Robot Design, Scouting, and Communications (website and social medias)