Vigilant Global and LCCHS' New Hopes for 2015 FIRST Robotics

Vigilant Global and LCCHS' New Hopes for 2015 FIRST Robotics

Team #3985 head to FIRST Robotics with their best robot yet.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 4:00pm

CAMPAIGN: 2015 FIRST Robotics

CONTENT: Blog

For the fourth year running, mentors from Montreal tech firm Vigilant Global have teamed up with students from LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School to build a competition-ready robot for Robotique FIRST Quebec.  

This year’s six week build period began on a high note, with students and mentors rising to the challenge by finalizing the concept for their robot during the first two weeks. To win the competition, their bot will need to be able to stack and place objects on the playing field and outpace the other teams doing the same. 

The team decided to up their strategy for the 2015 challenge by building two robots simultaneously. The first robot was completed just short of the build period deadline and will be used in the competition. The second robot will be used to test impending improvements to the original bot during the upcoming weeks, right up until competition weekend on March 21st

The head Vigilant mentor was especially impressed by the new LCCHS recruits and says that “the students were more involved in the build this year than they have any previous year. This year in particular our most dedicated and improved students [are two girls who] came in rather shy at the beginning [and are now] my star students.”

Both students and mentors feel there is lots of work left to do before FIRST weekend, but are willing to pull their weight to get it done. They are confident that their best robot to date will perform like a champion on game day. 

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