Robotics Team Builds Ball Thrower for Athlete
SD308 FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION TEAM 2338 CREATES ADAPTIVE SOCCER LAUNCHER FOR OSWEGO STUDENT ATHLETE WITH RETT SYNDROME
Dateline: April, 10th 2019
Despite a busy build season and competition season, Oswego FIRST Robotics Team 2338 Gear it Forward still finds time to help others. At the beginning of February, high school team members began to work on ‘The Colleen Project’. Colleen is a young athlete with Rett Syndrome, who is playing on an adaptive soccer team and wanted to be able to successfully throw in at her soccer games. To help her accomplish this, FIRST Robotics Team 2338 students spent several months designing and building a soccer ball launcher. On April 10th, 2019 the team proudly presented Colleen with her soccer launcher and plan to cheer on Colleen at one of her adaptive soccer games on April 28th, 2019.
Video can be found here: https://twitter.com/FIRST2338/status/1116167703096692739
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international program that was founded in 1989 to motivate young people to pursue education and opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The SD308 team is unique, as they are comprised of members from both Oswego High School and Oswego East High School.
Every year the SD308 FIRST Robotics team is challenged to design, prototype, build, program, and test a robot for a new game challenge in only six weeks. The team will then compete with this robot during March and April. At the Midwest Regional, the team finished 4th, taking home the Quality Award, and at the Seven Rivers Regional, the team finished 7th out of 54 teams from the United States and China.