Founded in 2018 by Rishit Gupta, Zach Mizrachi, Sebastian Ramos-Roux, and a group of other passionate high schoolers, the team successfully built a robot and participated in the Hudson Valley Regionals competition during the 2019 season. The team was faced by seemingly impossible challenges, such as limited funds, a basement workspace, a mentor who had to commute from a far distance away, and a variety of other challenges. Despite this, the team persisted and was able to build a robot that drove, picked up disks, and lifted itself up 2 feet on pneumatic legs (when everything went right in practice runs). We attended the Hudson Valley Regional competition at Rockland Community College and had an amazing time, meeting lots of other kids with interests in robotics and having our robot face off in the arena.
With a new association with Irvington High School in 2019, a significant uptick in interest, and a new mentor, we hope to be able to improve and expand our team. By opening new departments, we would like to increase our team’s community outreach and volunteer opportunities. With greater experience, our technical skills have improved and we hope for even greater success during this year’s season.
The most notable match from the 2019 season can be seen below: