Celt-X Robotics students attend Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton Ontario. The school’s motto, “Virtue and Knowledge” echoes the principle of Gracious Professionalism™. By supporting our team, Bishop Ryan furthers its mission of educating the whole person.
We have assembled a team of experienced mentors, including Bishop Ryan teachers, professional engineers, and FRC alumni attending university and college. Our students are engaged in “pre-season” workshops and games, training them in FRC rules, mechanical design and fabrication, software programming, marketing and teamwork. Our “competition season” starts January 3rd 2015, with the launch of the new game rules. We will have until March to design, build and test our first robot and to train our drivers. Our first competition will be at the University of Waterloo from March 20th to 22nd 2015.
Celt-X Robotics (FRC Team# 5406)’s inaugural season will focus on providing a rewarding experience for our students, and laying the groundwork for a competitive and sustainable FRC team in the years to follow. Our goal for 2015 is to earn one of the Rookie All Star, Rookie Inspiration, or Highest Rookie Seed awards at Waterloo. In the medium and long term, Celt-X Robotics will practice a policy of “continuous improvement”. As our skills and resources improve, we will set ourselves goals of increasing scope and ambition, including finishing prominently at the world championships, and mentoring other rookie teams.
The Celt-X Team
FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
The FIRST Robotics Competition blends science and technology with the excitement of sport. The program challenges teams of high school students and adult mentors to design and build a robot weighing up to 120 pounds that can play a sports-style game. The rules of the game change every year, and teams are given limited resources and strict time limits to raise funds, develop a team “brand”, prepare their robot, and train for competition against over 2500 teams from around the world.
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