Representatives of Ferradermis, Whitewater High School’s FIRST Robotics Team #6574, joined members of Paradigm Shift from Pewaukee High School, the Mukwonago BEARS, and CORE Robotics from the School District of Waukesha at Generac in Waukesha for a Robotics Team Day on Friday, June 28. Generac generously sponsors all four teams.
The teams set up their robots and small displays in an area just inside the main entrance, and for a little over two hours answered questions and did demonstrations for employees of Generac. The teams enjoyed playing non-competitive games with their robots, demonstrating how they could pass the cargo balls and hatch panels from the 2019 competition back and forth. They also enjoyed fielding the in depth questions about their robot designs from various engineers. Following the demonstrations, the students and their mentors toured the facility and saw how Generac is making use of additional robotics and high-tech sensors.
After demonstrating the robot in Whitewater’s 4th of July Parade, the team will pack up and head to Kettle Moraine High School for 3 days for the Laser Lights Off-Season Competition. Fourteen teams from Southern Wisconsin will come together for an event that will be open to the public on Saturday, July 6, from 9:00 – 4:00, and Sunday, July 7, from 10:00 – 4:00. If you are interested in seeing the robots in action, or checking out displays from FIRST Tech Challenge (middle school-aged) and FIRST Lego League (elementary school-aged) teams, please come join us!