Robotics: Over-Bear-Ing Power
When disaster strikes, we will be there to restore the light.
About the Team
Our team is called Over-Bear-Ing Power, and consists of seven hardworking groups:
- Robot Build
- Robot Drive
- Engineering Notebook
Why Do We Build Our Robots?
We build our Robots to give new ideas in engineering to help and assist power companies in new approaches to power restoration after natural disasters occur.
The students that are involved in the build design and will drive our robot have the most experience in the subject of engineering and robotics. Working with power tools 3D printers scoping the whole parts from designs is ensuring they build each element you can see their passion for engineering. Their goal is to have a robot ready to use for the competition. Without Bears build and drive team we wouldn’t have a robot coded correctly to drive in the obstacle course at the competition.
With the most experience from previous robotic competitions our drivers will be the ones with the extra pressure on the day. So we have been testing and practicing on a duplicate course in our school. The whole team will support them and we will do our best on the day.
The website team is ensuring the design and information presented can be found easily by its website visitors. Ensuring all aspects of the competition can be found. Linking sponsors home web pages. Links to the details of the full UWF competition itinerary. They have actively worked with all team members of the whole team so the information is up to date and valid. These web designers have shown great technical ability using the skills they have already mastered. Their goal is to ensure the website is up and running with current information and facts in a fun and informative way.
Team booth is a very creative team. Not only do they need to be artistic in their design. They need to be able to reflect and accomodate in the booth where the product sellers will be selling all of our products and host games, etc.
Our product sellers have to go around trying to sell our products. It takes a lot of practice for this role. You have to be very persuasive, and also you have to be able to talk in front of people to sell these products. These team members have strong presentation and the ability to engage a spark when selling. They believe and are proud of our product and can share its full potential.
Spirit team are the active team who have designed not only our competition logo and t-shirt designs they have motivated the whole team with their dance and song. Ensuring we have a LOUD presence in the competition they have designed and made all our shakers and cheering swag. The spirit is not only confined to this part of team but the whole team and school we are buzzing with excitement and the competition.
Notebook team document the whole process from start to finish of the complete stages of the project. This team will need to interact will all teams to obtain information brain storming the approaches used and to analyise all designs reviewed during the project. The notebook team has to hand in the finished documentation a week before the competition.
Why you should pick our company:
- Hard Working
- Never Give Up Attitude
- Our compassion for the subject subject when disasters occur
- Engineering passion to design and build
- All our teams skills and strengths are combined together
- Creative technical ways of thinking
- Enthusiastic approach about engineering and design
- Smart and conscientious to get the job done
- Engagement of the local community sharing resources
What Is BEST Robotics?
Take plywood and a box filled with items such as PVC pipe, screws and other hardware, an irrigation valve cover, piano wire, aluminum paint grid, a bicycle inner tube, a BRAIN (BEST Robotics Advanced Instruction Node programmable platform), and something called a micro-energy chain system and try, within six weeks, to design and build a functioning machine that can perform certain, specific tasks in three minutes. What do you get?
You get BEST, a middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.
Through participation in our project-based STEM program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. It is these skills that industry seeks in its workforce.
Each fall, over 850 middle and high schools and over 18,000 students participate in the competition.
We use teamwork!