FRC Team 6036, Peninsula Robotics, was created by a Palo Alto High School alumnus. He created this team when he found that there were an overflowing amount of students at nearby high school teams. Therefore, to alleviate some of this stress, he created this community team with the idea that everyone should have an equal opportunity in STEM and in robotics.
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”. Every year, we attend several competitions affiliated with FIRST Robotics. In these competitions, we compete with other teams to win at "games". These "games" usually measure our robot's abilities to perform certain tasks in cohesion with our fellow team members. They are designed by FIRST and usually follow a theme. This year's theme was Steamworks, however the season is now over(watch the game description here). Next year's theme is Game On!
SkyCrane - Our 2017 Steamworks Robot
We built SkyCrane for the 2016 Steamworks competition. SkyCrane could drive around, collect gears from the driver station and place them on the gear peg. We built it over Build Season, a 6 week slot assigned by FIRST where each team completes their robot. It used a pneumatic system for collecting and placing gears and it used a KOP drive train. Using SkyCrane, we were able to make Alliance Captians in the 2017 Sillicon Valley Regional Competition. Watch more videos here.