FRC 2016 – Richard I

We were established in 2015 as a result of nearly two-year effort in Krasnik. Accountable for the creation of the team at that place is former resident of the city, Richard Kusmierczyk, who now lives in Windsor. Without any experience, we started to build a robot for FIRST Stronghold matches.

When we started our adventure with a tournament organized by the FIRST, not many people knew something about it. However, group of 17 people has taken to work on creating a robot from the basics and practically have no experience. Despite the difficulties we were looking for sponsors without which our project would not be realized.

In 2016 these were some of the unusual and innovative competition, which change every year. Considered by many to be one of the best games. Robots have to overcome all sorts of obstacles, which imitated difficulties while gaining a medieval castle, such as cobblestones, beams, doors or gates. Robots had to shoot balls into the hole in the tower located at a height of 2.5 m.

Many judges were surprised both our professionalism in running the team and the construction of the robot. Thanks to that, as the first (and only) team in history, we were awarded the prestigious award – Judge’s Award.