Team Xbot (FRC #488) had an awesome year taking a robot that shot 65% and fine tuning it to shoot 85+% - qualifying for the State and then the Houston World Championship! We ended up #13 out of 64 teams and selected to play on the #7 alliance in the division quarterfinals. It was an experience of a lifetime for our kids.
Thank You to our team mentors, sponsors, friends and family that make this hands on , real life, technology rich experience possible. the students of SE Seattle do not have this opportunity in the traditional public school setting. Thank You Again!
Enjoy viewing our robot in action. We have the blue bumpers and #488 team number on our bumpers. You can see the double shooters in action scoring 42 kPa which is 9 bonus points in autonomous (robot 100% program controlled) and 99 more fuel cells (3 fuel cells = 1 kpa) in tele-op (joy stick controlled). At the end of the match .. the robot climbs for 50 points (right hand side of blue airship).
Our drive team and robot in action from the PNW District Championships - April 6-8, 2017. Check out this shooting prowess:
XBOT ROBOTICS is dedicated to providing educational opportunities in STEAM project based activities. xbot robotics has provides 100+ students annually resulting in 12,000+ hours of STEM training: Computer Aided Design (CAD), design/build/programming FIRST Robots, laser cutter training, 3D modeling & 3D printing training.
Franklin HS is a Seattle urban school with 94% students of color, 68% free/reduced lunch students and 54% students from English Language Learner homes. FHS has been the home for team xbot #488 competition robotics team since 2001.
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team xbot partnering with Microsoft Education
Aspiring Young Robotic Engineers. .
Games Robots Play To celebrate National Robotics Week, watch how these robots battle other robots in this high-octane, high school competition. Inside this Microsoft Hardware lab in Redmond, several engineers donate their time to mentoring students from disadvantaged households to pursue educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.