After many years of effort in promoting STEM and FIRST in and around our community we received the Chairmans Award recognizing our efforts. On April 9, 2016 Plasma Robotics won the Chairmans Award at the Arizona West Regional held at Grand Canyon University. Thank you to all who have contributed to making this possible.
The 2016 FRC Challenge!
The 2016 FRC challenge was just announced: FIRST Stronghold. Learn more about it here.
The 2015 FRC Challenge!
The 2015 FRC challenge was just announced: Recycle Rush. Learn more about it here.
Plasma Robotics is hosting its annual introductory meeting Wednesday, August 13, at 4:00pm in room 330 at Red Mountain High School. Anyone interested in joining the team or finding out more information should attend this meeting. Hope to see you there!
There are several different summer activities planned or underway. Keep an eye on your Inbox for details about them. You can also find out details by checking the team Calendar.
Congratulations 2014 Grads!
Plasma Robotics wishes its 12 2014 graduating seniors all the best as they head off to college or whereever they decide to go next. Congratulations to all of you and may you achieve all your goals.
The FRC season is done, we have appointed new leadership for next year and classes are nearly finished. That means summer camps will soon be here!! Check out the current camp schedules on our Summer Camps page.
World Championship Trip Info:
A trip booklet for our trip to World Championships in St. Louis was handed out to every team member at the April 16th meeting. If you are going on the trip but missed the meeting, stop by the Engineering Room or contact Mr. Kellis.
Keep The Date!
Here are 4 important dates to keep in mind:
- Wednesday, April 16 – Team meeting to prepare for the World Championship trip. Any non-Senior interested in running for a leadership position next year should talk to Mr. Kellis
- Wednesday, April 30 – Team meeting to critique our performance at Las Vegas and St. Louis. The names of those students who are running for next years leadership positions will be announced.
- Wednesday, May 7 – Team Elections (Tentatively)! If you cannot be there to cast your vote in person, make sure you stop by and fill in your absentee ballot anytime before the meeting!
- Saturday, May 10 – Team Banquet. Details will be emailed out soon but mark the evening on your calendar now.
Parent/Mentor Meeting on Monday, March 31st
There will be a parent / mentor meeting on Monday, March 31st in the Engineering Room at Red Mountain starting at 5:30 PM.
Trip specifics for the upcoming Las Vegas Regional as well as World Championships in St. Louis will be provided.
We need parent permission paperwork for some students before they will be permitted to travel to Las Vegas (or St. Louis). If you did not receive the forms or you misplaced them, you can download copies from our Resources page.
2014 Arizona Regional Champions!
Plasma Robotics would like to thank our awesome alliance partners for some incredible team play and exciting matches. We look forward to playing with you in Las Vegas and World Championships in St. Louis!
Arizona Regional is Streaming Live
Plasma Robotics is live streaming the Arizona Regional going on this weekend in Chandler. Hop on over to http://www.PlasmaRobotics.org/live and cheer on your favorite team(s)!
Drive Team Tryouts Today
If you are interested in being on the drive team then you must commit to being at all regionals and world chapionships. The only tryouts will be held on today, Saturday February 22nd at Red Mountain. No makeup dates will be scheduled so do not miss the date if you are interested. Contact Kelly for details and requirements.
Build time is up
This years robot is in the bag and awaiting transport to our first regional. This does not mean we are done. There are still things to work on in the next few weeks. We will be working this Saturday, February 22nd. There will also be regular team meetings again over the next couple of weeks to prepare for our regionals.
FRC 2014 Challenge – Aerial Assist
This years FRC challenge is Aerial Assist. It is another sports inspired challenge (think a cross between Field Hockey and Basketball with a splash of Volleyball for good measure). Details can be found on our FRC page. Good luck to all FRC teams!
ECA Donation Warning
Just a brief reminder to anyone planning on making an ECA donation to the team on behalf of any team members (or just to the team in general): MPS has changed their online domation system. They left the old pages intact but partially gutted so they will not work. We have updated the updated steps required to make a doation using the newer system. There are extra steps compared to the older system so please read the new steps on our Donate page.
In addition, the new system does not like FireFox if you use some addons like NoScript. You will need to use another browser like Chrome. We are going to contact MPS about this but in the mean time, do not try it or you will get allllllll the way to the end of the checkout process and the “Pay Now” button will not be clickable. We apologize for any frustrations this may cause you. We had nothing to do with this new system and we will be providing MPS with our feedback shortly.
Reminder: Team Fees
Team fees were supposed to be paid by December 1st. All team members are expected to pay up before we start our build season so that we can order needed parts and supplies to build our 2014 robot.
If you have a hardship with the fees, please speak to Mr Kellis.
We have regular team meetings every Wednesday at 4PM in the build room until build season begins in January. Various specialty teams like build, programming, and media also meet regularly. You can always find out what is happening by checking our online Calendar here.
Join the Robot Revolution!
Plasma Robotics is a high-school robotics organization located in Mesa, Arizona at Red Mountain High School. Plasma Robotics is the home of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2403, FIRST Tech Challenge Team 6834, and Zero Robotics Team 15. Team members hail from all over Mesa and anyone who lives in Mesa is welcome to join us. For more information, visit our About page.
Plasma Robotics is looking to continue to build on their successes and achievements to create an even better team for 2014. You can be a part of that, Join the Robot Revolution! Join Plasma Robotics! You can download a copy of the application from our Resources page.