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MARS Robotics Team
The Mega Awesome Robotics System (M.A.R.S) is a robotics team located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. M.A.R.S is an inclusive space that recognizes talent regardless of class, race & gender. With its dedicated team members, we are sincere hard-workers who devote ourselves toward our team & spirit using wit, ingenuity, expertise, and applied science.
Our mentors work their best to accommodate their students' needs: promoting inclusivity and diversity. We work on developing robots capable of completing various tasks or missions depending on what the season requires, going from object manipulation to launching balls into a goal. Developing the robot is something that we do by giving work to subteams.
Subteams are split up in Mechanical, Programming and Electrical, Media, CAD, and Safety. Our teamwork is a strong point, as we try to be inclusive of everyone and have fun while working on the task at hand. Since M.A.R.S is a student-driven team, we can be proud of our work and know that whatever we achieve is the result of our hard work throughout the season.
Check back here later for information on the latest season!
FIRST Robotics Competitions are games where student-driven robotics teams rush to create full functioning robots from scratch to complete tasks revealed every January with an event called Kickoff. After Kickoff, students have a six week period to create their robot before competition matches start sometime in March. Competition rounds consist of two teams, called Alliances, facing against each other in a three versus three style match.
Alliances compete for points by completing as many tasks in the given time frame available, and the Alliance with the most points when time runs out wins. Ranking points are awarded to the team that wins and additional Ranking points may be awarded to teams completing special tasks during a round. Teams with more Ranking Points get to move up in the tournament bracket until one Alliance proves superior to the others.
Alliances are all selected randomly and shuffled with each round played so as to not give any one Alliance a huge advantage. Last season, the game presented was Charged Up, where students had to make a robot to have the capabilities of picking up cones and cubes, transporting them across a field in a hasty manner, and placing them on ledges or poles depending on the object held. Then the robot would need to attempt to get on a platform with two other robots from their Alliance and score the most points, thus winning against the opposing Alliance.
The FIRST Organization
Founded by Dean Kamen, FIRST is an organization aiming to "inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership."
Teams are available to people from preschool all the way to high school, attempting to grow kids into well rounded young adults in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, as well as inspiring innovation and life skills. As part of a FRC Team, we practice following FIRST's core values by abiding by Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition. Learn more about FIRST and their goals here.
Most importantly, we thank our wonderful sponsors, who have helped us every step of the way!