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Lapeer Center for Innovation
170 Millville Rd Lapeer MI 48446
FIRST FRC (high school-level) Robotics is an incredible experience.
Because the focus of the team is building a robot to compete in a 3-on-3 game, when a new game is announced it is streamed live to teams worldwide. In 2016, the team memorized 100 pages of rules to understand the new game and design a robot to win.
Teams get a box with a few parts, but no directions to build the robots. Students work hands-on with professionals to engineer, build and program the robot during the 6-week "build season," then continually refine the robot.
Not only does the team need to build a robot, but students basically run their own organization--planning fundraisers, talking to sponsors, networking with other teams, promoting the team, choosing worthwhile volunteer events, and more.
That's why robotics appeals not only to students with engineering inclinations, but to students interested in business, sales, marketing, design, philanthropy, teaching, and more. Not only does robotics offer more than a million dollars in scholarship opportunities, but students work side-by-side with professionals, and network with their community, colleges and universities, and learn leadership skills and a second-to-none worth ethic.
Strike Zone Team 5460 was created in 2015 with students originally from The Chimeras team 1684. In 2015, the team had a break-out success year, winning all rookie awards, and competing at the World Championship in St. Louis, MO. After realizing that the team could compete with world class teams, the team was driven to grow, build, and learn to become competitive among the other world class teams. In the 2016 season, 5460 made a name for its' self by nearly winning the state championship and ending the season as ranked 3rd out of 411 teams in the state of Michigan. In 2017, the team began to acquire resources and more sponsors, leading to our first every event win at the Troy District event. 2018 was another good year, while competing against some of the harder teams in Michigan. Finally, in 2019, the team built the best robot yet, being the 3rd top scoring bot in the world, and made a name for itself throughout the world.
To this date, Strike Zone strives and works hard to become one of the best teams in FRC.