The Waterford High School
Robotics Team 521, L33T (elite) CREW, sponsored by Dominion/Millstone Power
Station. the team was first assembled for the 2001 FIRST (For Inspiration &
Recognition in Science & Technology) Robotics Competition. The team competed
at the Regional Competition in Hartford, CT, winning ALL STAR ROOKIE OF THE
YEAR AWARD for 2001!
The FIRST Robotics
competition introduces it’s yearly competition by a live presentation of
the game which is made available through the Internet for all to view at
once. The game changes each year, so the game rules and specifications
are presented to all for the first time. Rules are given for what is to
be accomplished during the 2 minute game session, how allegiance teams
are aligned, how points are scored and what is allowed. The teams take
it from there. FIRST unveils the game during the first weeks The teams
then have six weeks to develop a strategy, prototype, and final product
that would accomplish whatever they brainstormed to be the necessary
ingredient for success in the tournament. The robots then have to be
tested and shipped by 5:00 on Tuesday 6 weeks later.
in 2002 Team 521 L33tCREW competed in the Regional in New Haven, CT, winning
the UTC New England Regional Delphi ''Driving Tomorrow's Technology''
Judge's award in New Haven. They qualified to compete in the 2002 National
FIRST Robotics Competition held at Disney World's Epcot Center in Orlando,
Florida, April 25-27.
A total of 289 teams from across the country and Canada participated in the
National Championships. The teams were divided into our divisions named
after famous scientists (Archimedes, Curie, Newton and Einstein). Team 521
climbed to 19th place at one point in the Curie Division. While the team did
not make it to the elimination matches, one of the teams presented Team 521
with an award plaque for the robot's innovative design.
Team 521 L33T Crew, along with Team 236 Techno Ticks from Old Lyme, host the
Bash at the Beach Yearly. This event is a mini version of the FIRST Robotic
competition all team are welcome to compete in the day long competition
however we do limit the number of team that that may enter due to space