Team History

Our team founders met at a FLL State Championship in January 2008. One was a FLL team coach, and the other was a retired mechanical engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur who dreamed of helping to start an FRC team; so the vision began.
  1. 2008 - 2009 Season
    1. In 2008, team 554, the only veteran FRC team in Kentucky at that time, gave us an old robot base to work with over the summer
    2. Team 554 also loaned us their competition robot, so we could participate as a pre-rookie team at the IRI in July that year
    3. Created and hosted the State Qualifying Regional Tournament for FLL and Jr. FLL teams, which we conduct yearly as a major fundraiser
    4. We were awarded a $5,000 grant from NASA
      1. Rookie All Star Award, Boilermaker Regional
      2. Qualified to attend the RFC Championship held in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta
  2. 2009 - 2010 Season
    1. Our second year was marked by different design and build strategy focusing on a more simplistic design
    2. Received a NASA grant
      1. Judges’ Choice Award, Boilermaker Regional
      2. Web Design Award, Boilermaker Regional
  3. 2010 - 2011 Season
    1. Built our competition robot and also a mini bot both with their own specific tasks
    2. Awarded a NASA grant
      1. Industrial Safety Award, Boilermaker Regional
      2. Website Excellence Award, Boilermaker Regional
      3. Qualified to attend the FRC Championship in ST. Louis
  4. 2011 – 2012 Season
    1. Had an entrepreneurial opportunity and were able to help in the development of a product for a business in the U.S. with clients in Europe
    2. We were Regional Finalists at the St. Louis Regional
    3. Dean's List Finalist Award, Smoky Mountains Regional