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 2016-17 Game is Velocity Vortex. The challenge features goals themes as corner vortices and a central spinning vortex which teams score wiffle balls called particles into. There are also beacons which teams can continuously attempt to claim for their alliance color. In end game, teams can lift a large 'cap ball' to cap the center vortex for extra points.
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.
Harris became captain going into his senior year. He joined the team his freshman year. He also organizes the team's World Championship Think Award winning logbook. Harris was a Dean's List finalist in the 2015-16 season.
Andrew stepped up to the position of captain going into his junior year. Andrew joined the team his freshman year and became the leader of wiring and electronics. As co-captain, Andrew hopes to teach his team members many of the lessons he has learned in FTC
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 twice in a row, 2015 and 2016.
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.