January 9th, 2017

posted Jan 7, 2017, 2:30 PM by Mr Becker   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 10:48 AM ]

Happy New Year!!


Saturday, January 6th began the new season of FIRST Robotics. This year's theme is Steampunk!


2017 FIRST Robotics Competition FIRST STEAMWORKS Kickoff Video.mp4


2017 FIRST Robotics Competition STEAMWORKS Game Animation - YouTube ‎[720p]‎.mp4

Lanier High School has signed up a team, Team 4509, the "Mechanical Bulls" and we are looking for your thoughts on design and functionality for our entry. 

 In fact, we highly encourage you to get involved and represent!!! (click this link)

Beginners are our priority, right after safety.  Winning competitions is cool, but learning and loving engineering is even cooler

 And there's $50 million in scholarships!!

This is a link to the Game page, which has all your resources, such as your kit of parts (KoP), game materials, playing field details, and the game & season manual.

Here are some videos to familiarize yourself with ...... watch them, and think of ways that you would approach this competition.  

           The Loading Stations   The Lifts   The Hoppers  The Boiler  Station Controls  In the Airship  The Alliance Station

                                            Loading Lanes                               The Ropes

Form your team, formulate a game strategy( how to score the most points) and a detailed construction and functionality plan, with construction timelines and construction responsibilities broken down per team member.  

Your will present your findings to the class on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 17th and 18th.  

Your designs and thoughts will be brought to the team for consideration ...... 

YOU are helping Lanier's Team 4509, the "Mechanical Bulls" compete in this competition!!



For the FIRST ® Robotics Competition, teams compete with up to 120-pound robots of their own design in this varsity Sport for the Mind, ™ combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology