“The goal of the Storm Robotics Team is to motivate our students to excel in competitive environments and serve the community.”
Name: STORM ROBOTICS
FRC Team: 2729
Location: Marlton, NJ, USA
Established: September 2009
Colors: Orange and Red
The goal of the Storm Robotics Team is to motivate our students to excel in competitive environments. “By simulating a real life situation, where there are deadlines to be met and goals to be achieved, students are put in a position to succeed and develop skills used in the real world. The students also exemplify teamwork and collaboration with each other. We continuously show our support of the terms coined by Woodie Flowers, “gracious professionalism” and “coopertition.” Team members motivate each other to not only succeed in the robotics competition, but to learn new skills, develop an interest in engineering, technology or business, and gain valuable real life experiences that will benefit them in the career path they choose. Through the FIRST® Robotics Competitions,students exhibit these skills and abilities to the world around them in a competitive environment, while stressing the importance of honor and sportsmanship.
2016 STORM FRC Season
- Six 8” wheels, two 6” wheels West Coast Drive
- Chain driven wheel (all wheel drive)
- Beaver Tail to retrieve balls
- Mini-CIMS (Compression and Vertical Placement)
- Measuring Tape Hanger operated via Bag Motors
- Pneumatic System
Competitions and Results:
- Hatboro-Horhsam – Awards: Team Spirit Award
- Lenape-Seneca – Award: Gracious Professionalism
2015 STORM FRC Season
Game: Recycle Rush, Official Description
Competitions and Results:
2014 STORM FRC Season
- 8 Wheel, 4″ Versa Wheel Drive with a 2 speed AM Sonic Shifter Transmission.
- Variable Tension catapult for shots to be taken from anywhere inside our alliance zone.
- 3 position articulating roller intake arm for capturing balls on the ground and rolling them into the one point goal.
The match begins with one 10-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver. Each robot may begin with a ball and attempt to score it in a goal. Alliances earn bonus points for scoring balls in this mode and for any of their robots that move in to their zones. Additionally, each high/low pair of goals will be designated “hot” for five seconds, but the order of which side is first is randomized. For each ball scored in a “hot” goal, the Alliance earns additional bonus points.
For the rest of the match, drivers remotely control robots from behind a protective wall. Once all balls in autonomous are scored, only one ball is re-entered in to play, and the Alliances must cycle a single ball as many times as possible for the remainder of the match. With the single ball, they try to maximize their points earned by throwing balls over the truss, catching balls launched over the truss, and scoring in the high and low goals on the far side of the field.
Alliances receive large bonuses for “assists,” which are earned for each robot that has possession of the ball in a zone as the ball moves down the field. Points are awarded for each action per the table below.
- Hatboro-Horsham – Quarterfinalist, 18th seed. Awards: Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation
- Lenape-Seneca – Quarterfinalist, 18th see. Awards: Gracious Professionalism Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
- Mid-Atlantic Robotics FRC Region Championship – Participant, 18th seed
2013 STORM FRC Season
ULTIMATE ASCENT is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives.
The match begins with a fifteen (15)-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. Discs scored during this period are worth additional points. For the remainder of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their alliance score by scoring as many goals as possible.
The match ends with robots attempting to climb up pyramids located near the middle of the field. Each robot earns points based on how high it climbs.
- Hatboro-Horsham – 3rd Seed, Quarterfinalist w/ 25 & 2539, Engineer Excellence Award Winner
- Lenape-Seneca – 4th Seed, District Winner w/ 316 & 2495, District Chairman’s Award Winner
- Mid-Atlantic Robotics Region Championship – 1st Seed, Region Champion w/ 2590 & 1640
- FIRST Championship, Galileo Division – 15th Seed
2012 STORM FRC Season
Robot: Donald Duct
- Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy M.A.R. District – 21st Seed, Quarterfinalists, Team Spirit Award Sponsored by Chrysler, Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
- Lenape M.A.R. District – 15th Seed, Quarterfinalists, Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
- Mid-Atlantic Robotics District Championship – 18th Seed, Team Spirit Award Sponsored by Chrysler, Final Mid-Atlantic Robotics District Ranking 33 out of 99 teams.
2011 STORM FRC Season
Robot Name: Crimson Claw
The 2011 robot was nicknamed Crimson Claw (CC), it was our team’s most complicated robot ever. CC was able to score while in autonomous mode. With the assistance of the line trackers the robot was able to score on any of the three pegs. This allowed us to gain crucial game points before the teleoperated period (human controlled) starts. Using a mecanum drive chassis our robot driver had less difficulty driving the robot. Using an elevator and arm, it was able to pick up tubes from both the ground and the air. In addition to CC, there was the Mini-Me, our mini-bot. Our team built it but it never successfully went up the pole during the competition. At the New Jersey Regional we were the 7th seed alliance captain.
The objective of this game was to hang as many triangle, circle, and squares on a pole before time runs out. Teams are made of two alliances of three teams, for bonus teams can deploy Mini Bots to climb poles for extra points. They can also try to form the FIRST logo before time runs out for more bonus points.
Competitions and Results:
- New Jersey Regional – 11th Seed Alliance Captain, Regional Semifinalists with FRC1218 and FRC192
- New Jersey Regional – Excellence in Design Award sponsored by Autodesk
- Philadelphia Regional – 40th Seed Finish
2010 STORM FRC Season
Robot: Brave Beckham
- Philadelphia Regional – 11th Seed Alliance Captain, Quarter Finalists with FRC357 and FRC1391
- Florida Regional – 33rd Seed Finish
2009 STORM FRC Season
Robot Name: Stormy
- FIRST Championship, Galileo Division – Highest Rookie Seed
- FIRST Championship, Galileo Division – 30th Seed Finish
- Philidelphia Regional – Highest Rookie Seed
- Philadelphia Regional – Rookie All-star Award
- Philadelphia Regional – 16th Seed Finish
- Washington, DC Regional – Rookie All-star Award
- Washington, DC Regional – 36th Seed Finish