Team 577, “Wrecker Robotics” is a completely student-run FTC team composed of Staples High School students from Westport Connecticut. The students design and build robots on their own through a collaborative process in a team member’s basement. The team has a strong tradition of attracting and mentoring new members each year. The experienced members mentor new team members and those new members will become the next mentors thus continuing the legacy of the team and FIRST FTC program.
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This formally judged award is given to the team that truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The team that receives this award is chosen by the judges as having best represented a ‘role model’ FIRST Tech Challenge Team. This team is a top contender for all other judging categories and is a strong competitor on the field. The Inspire Award Winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism™ both on and off the playing field. This team understands how to communicate their experiences and knowledge to other teams, sponsors, and the judges.
- Team must demonstrate respect and Gracious Professionalism both for team members and fellow teams
- Engineering Notebook must be submitted, and must impress the judges
- Team must work beyond their robot to help spread awareness of the team, FIRST, and the FIRST Tech Challenge within the community
- Team displays good communication and teamwork skills within the team as well as with their alliances
- Team communicates clearly about their robot design to the judges
- Team presents themselves well in the judges interview
- Robot effectively competes in the game challenge and impresses the judges
- Team and Robot consistently performs well during matches
- Team is a strong contender for all other judged awards
Guidelines for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award.
- Robot or robot sub‐assembly must be elegant and unique in its design
- Creative component must work reliably
- Team must submit an Engineering Notebook
- Robot is stable, robust and controllable
- Robot design is efficient and consistent with team plan and strategy