The Dartmouth High School Robotics Club builds robots to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). We have two FTC teams, 7571, the Alumineers, and 13406, Consistently Inconsistent. We use mathematics, physics, and engineering principles to develop designs that can withstand the challenge at hand. To bring our plans to fruition, we use aids such as CAD to 3D model our ideas and create 3D printed parts. Hope you are interested in joining!
Our teams have found Java the most prevalent programming language, crucial in efficiently programming our competition robots. The flexibility and reliability of Java make it an optimal selection, allowing our developers to integrate algorithms, control mechanisms, and logic to accomplish the desired functions of our robots.
The world of robotics involves the exciting process of turning intangible ideas into physical creations. It all starts with a vision and comes to life through the careful selection and assembly of components. Our focus is on engineering, specifically using aluminum parts from TETRIX and goBILDA to construct the intricate mechanics of our robot.
In the off-season, we enjoy traveling to elementary and middle schools to recruit aspiring engineers for our summer class while grabbing potential club members' attention and orchestrating in-house competitions and outreach events.
The DHS Robotics Club has experienced significant growth since its inception. Initially, the club was a tight-knit group brought together by 7571 Alumineers. Members collaborated to conquer obstacles and compete in tournaments. However, an influx of new members made it clear that accommodating everyone in a single team was no longer practical. As a result, a second team, 13406 Consistently Inconsistent, was formed. Both teams have become competitors in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) arena. Despite being seen as separate entities, the club remains united in spirit. They participate in the same events, exchange knowledge and experiences, and strive to achieve success collectively.
Samuel Brodsky teaches engineering and robotics at DHS. You can visit him in room A1 for questions.
Gary Lauher is the head of the Mathematics Department at DHS. You can visit him in room B06 for questions.