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1 USFIRST FIRST For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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.

6 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

7 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.

8 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)

9 FIRST Team Growth YEAR # TEAMS

10 More Interesting Graphs

11 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, Chairmans Award Regional Winner 2003: Championships in Houston, Scholarships at $3M 2004: Championships in Atlanta FIRST Key Points in History

12 Important Regional Teams Beatty Hammond – Team 71 4 Time National Champions Use Simple Construction Lots of PVC Masters of Strategy Full One-Piece Frames

13 Important Regional Teams Technokats – Team 45 Founding Team Pioneered Tread Design Shifting Transmissions AndyMark.biz Andy Baker `98 Champions

14 Important Regional Teams ChiefDelphi – Team 47 Swerve Pioneer Incredible Team Spirit Dr. Joe Johnson ChiefDelphi Forums Experts in control Dewalt Transmissions

15 Important Regional Teams Wildstang – Team 111 Quality Complexity Do-it-all Strategy Raul StangSense Auton Telescoping Lifts Sheet Metal

16 Important Regional Teams HotBot – Team 67 Quality Polycarbonate Specialization Clean Design Arm Control

17 Important Regional Teams Thunder Chickens – Team 217 Truck Town Thunder – Team 68 Killer Bees – Team 33 Husky Brigade – Team 65

18 Team Rush History T E S P C E N I T Y P I R I T E A R T

19 Team Rush Mission Team Rush is committed to improving and fortifying math and science education while offering its 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 its community, create world-class design process, mold future leaders, build competitive robots, and most importantly…have fun!

20 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 Anthony 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 birds nest cart story Brandon team becomes sponsored by GM Truck, Truck Town Terror, now Thunder First appearance by Shannon Schnepp and Justin Ridley

21 1999 Team Rush picked up by Chrysler Share field with Team 33 Dont make their own scrimmage, off to slow start Anthony leaves Brandon team to start Team 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

22 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 Shannons team 461 wins Regional Chairmans 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 Chairmans 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

23 FIRST Awards Summary Chairmans Award was created to keep the central focus of the FIRST Robotics Competition as our ultimate goal for transforming the culture in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encourage more of todays youth to become scientists, 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. Delphis Driving Tomorrows 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 machine attributes. Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates a teams outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school as well as their community. Criteria include: the extent and inventiveness of the teams efforts to recruit students to engineering, the extent and effectiveness of the teams community outreach efforts, and the measurable success of those efforts. This is the second highest team award FIRST 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 team displays 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 (this 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 and write about a person on their team who best demonstrates excellence in teaching science, math and creative design. Until 2004, there was only a national winner. In 2004, each regional awarded a winner, who then went into the National pool of awardees.

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 Team Rush 27 Chrysler Team Rush 27 C&A Team Rush 27 C&A Team Rush 27 C&A Team Rush 27 No Main MI Robo 221 Meritor WBI 461 Purdue WBI 461 Purdue WBI 461 Purdue WBI 461 Purdue RoboNaut 118 NASA HS 68 Truck Terror Anthony Lapp Shannon Schnepp Justin Ridley BHS 68 Truck Terror Team Rush MI Robo 221 Meritor, MTU MI Robo 221 MTU MI Robo 857 MTU MI Robo 857 MTU MI Robo 857 MTU Team Rush 27 No Main BHS 3D Services BHS Lear Team Rush 27 Denovo Team Rush 27 Chrysler WBI 461 Purdue A Brief Team History Team Rush 21 Budd Josh Frisch John Nielson Jason Markesino


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