Robotics Club

JavaTeamatShopPic2The Tempe Preparatory Academy Robotics Club was created for the sole purpose of fostering scientific creativity through engineering. Students throughout the course of the year are given the opportunity to utilize their scientific inventiveness by constructing a team robot to compete in both state and national competitions. Our robotics club is made possible through the generous donations provided by Honeywell, Logos Dentistry and Microchip. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.

In 2015, the robotics team won the FIRST Robotics Competition – Eastern AZ Regional Championship qualifying them to compete again for the FIRST Robotics World Championship Competition in St. Louis, as well as the state of Arizona’s inaugural AIA Robotics State Championship competition. The robotics team took 2nd place in the state’s AIA Robotics State Championship Competition. The robotics team took 5th place in the FIRST Robotics World Championship Competition in St. Louis.

High School Robotics Club

The High School Robotics Club is year round with two seasons, a regular season and off-season. The off-season is from March through December with students meeting an average of four to six hours a week and two to three Saturdays a month. The regular season begins in January and ends in March. Students meet an average of 13 hours a week, primarily Saturdays and Sundays throughout the course of the regular season. Students are given six weeks to use coding, electrical knowledge, mechanical design, fab, and assembly to build a 125lb competition-ready robot. During the build season, students partake in one local scrimmage and one more during the off-season, if time permits, to ready their robots.

The high school team consists of 18 students with eight mentors. Team members have special subteams that focus on areas such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), Java Programming, Mechanics, Electrical, and Pneumatics. The high school robotics team of 2012-2013 won the FIRST Robotics Competition – AZ Regional Championship qualifying them for the National Competition in St. Louis. This was the team’s second year competing in the competition. Participation in such competitions is seen as a huge achievement by colleges.

Major Activities: FIRST Robotics Competition, AIA State Robotics Competition

Fundraisers: Corporate Donations

Additional Information: www.usfirst.org

Club Sponsor

TBD: frc@tempeprep.org

Meeting Time: Contact club sponsor

Meeting Location: Off campus, contact club sponsor for details

Eligibility Requirements: None

Grade Levels: 9–12

Dues: $325.00 (cost of competition registration) + additional equipment required per subteam (i.e. laptop)

Registration

Junior High School Robotics Club

TheElectricalTeam Pic2 Junior Academy Robotics Club introduces students to basic programming and the essential elements of engineering. Students in the Junior Academy Robotics Club utilize their problem solving skills during competitions that take place throughout the year. Students are not required to audition or have previous experience in robotics or programming.

Club Sponsor

Mr. Ternyik: mternyik@msn.com

Meeting Time: Contact club sponsor

Meeting Location: Contact club sponsor for details

Eligibility Requirements: None

Grade Levels: 6-8

Dues: $200

Registration