Who We Are
"The Flames Just Keeps Growing Higher!"
Inspire students to become leaders through engineering and the fun of FIRSTRobotics.
About the Team
Pi Rho Techs is FIRST Robotics Team 2927, from Graham-Kapowsin
High School in Graham, WA.
The Pi Rho Techs Team is focused on growth as a team and as a family freindly area. In which students of all feilds can come and express their unique personalities in order to find new friends and to feel more acquainted to the school.
About Graham-Kapowsin High School
Graham-Kapowsin High School, located in a residential suburb of Graham, WA, it offers a comprehensive curriculum for students in grades 9-12. In addition to traditional core subjects, students can choose from a wide variety of Advanced Placement offerings for college credit, as well as numerous electives in arts, music, engineering, business and more. Vocational and alternative education experiences are also made available to students. A highly skilled staff works to create a warm and welcoming environment for all students and actively encourages the involvement of parents in their children's education.
About the FIRST Robotics Competition
Robotics Competition challenges teams of students and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week
timeframe using a standard "kit of parts" and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter
them in a series of competitions designed by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers. The Competition has grown to over 900
teams competing in 26 Regional Events, and The Championship held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta where more than
7,000 students participate.
FIRST redefines winning for these students. Teams are rewarded for excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, gracious professionalism and maturity, and ability to overcome obstacles. Scoring the most points is a secondary goal. Winning means building partnerships that last.
FIRST Robotics Competition
About Team Structure
For specialized work, the team is divided into the following subteams:
- Leadership: This subteam is responsible for creating the team structure, determining the team calendar, setting up team activities and trainings, and managing school relations.
- Mechanical: This subteam is responsible for designing the mechanical components of the robot, as well as putting them together. Components are designed in CAD, and sometimes a prototype is created before final assembly.
- Electrical: This subteam is responsible for designing and producing all electrical systems for the robot and control panel. It is also responsible for any pneumatics that are used.
- Programming: This subteam is responsible for creating the actual code that makes the robot work. It also creates the autonomous code(s) for the competition.
- Webpage: This subteam is responsible for creating and maintaining the webpage, forums, blog, wiki, and smugmug photo database. They also work to unify our teams social media and web presence.
- Strategy: This subteam is responsible for actually controlling and driving the robot. They are also the rules experts of the team, and have created strategies for the best scores.
- Marketing: This subteam creates all presentations, press releases, newsletters and any other public relations propaganda. They are also responsible for team logos, clothing, and team spirit.
- Animation: This subteam learns the ins and outs of 3D Studio Max in preparation for the Animation competition each year.