On Sunday, December 10th, 2017, the Lancers attended the RoboJoust Qualifier, which the Lancers also hosted. There, they were nominated for the Control award, Motivate award, Connect award, Innovate award, and Think award. Furthermore, they placed 2nd place in the Robot game, and won 1st place Inspire and qualified for the State Championships.
The Lancers travelled to St. Louis for The East World Championship where they were able to bring back the Think Award for best engineering notebook for the 3rd year in a row!
On March 17th-19th, 2017, the Lancers competed in the East Super Regionals. There they were nominated for the Think award qualifying them for the East World Championship in St. Louis.
FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams.
The FTC 2017-18 Game is Relic Recovery. The challenge features 48 alliance-neutral glyphs, 8 alliance-specific jewels, and 4 alliance-specific relics. Throughout the game, points can be scored by hitting the correct jewel, pushing glyphs into crypto boxes, and forming cipher patterns in the crypto boxes. In the End Game (final 30 seconds), points can also be scored by moving the relics to safety in the recovery zone and balancing robots on the balancing stones.
Every year, team 3415 Livingston Lancer Robotics competes in the anually-changing FTC game. For many years, we have honed in on our skills; we design, build, and program a robot to fulfill the tasks put forth by the FIRST Tech Challenge!
Ms. Atkins has been with us since the very beginnings of the team; after being a founding member of our team, she graduated from our high school, obtained a teaching degree and returned to Livingston, so she can teach at Livingston High School! She is now our coach and mentors us, holding us to a strict standard of gracious professionalism.
As the father of one of our founding members, Mr. Lynn has been with us from the start. We’re extremely appreciative of how much he does for us! He’s always there to lend a hand or give us advice, and has become a key part of the Lancers.
David became captain going into his senior year, and joined the team his freshman year. David is mainly in charge of CAD on the team, and last year he oversaw the development of the robot CAD video and stress analysis tests. Outside of CAD, he also assists with build and outreach.
Justin stepped up to the position of captain going into senior year. Justin joined the team as a Junior with previous experience in FLL and mainly focused on building. As co-captain, Justin hopes to teach his team members many of the lessons he has learned in FIRST.
On the Livingston Lancers robotics team, all team members can participate in building and programming the robot, along with participating in competitions. We are known globally for our documentation skills which helped us win the Think Award at the FTC World Championship three times in a row (in 2015, 2016, and 2017).
We are an FTC team, proudly hailing from Livingston, New Jersey. We have competed in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) since the '07-'08 season. Gracious professionalism and teamwork are core values of FTC and our team. We also value individual growth; rather than just building a robot, we also build people.