Our Mission: As the Ovid-Elsie Marauderbots, we are determined to provide a career based foundation for a more advanced mathematical and science oriented community, and for the innovative youth of tomorrow.
HELP US GET TO STATES AND WORLDS!
We need your HELP! For the first time ever, we are heading to the State Championship. However, this will cost our Team $4,000 just to register to attend. And, if we qualify to go to The World Championship, it will be another $5,000. This is just the registration. It does not include travel expenses, accommodations, nor food for the team members. We could use your financial support. Either support us directly via our GoFundMe campaign or become a sponsor of our Team. Either way, you are helping to support High School Students advance their learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Since we are a school, your donations are tax exempt just ask us for a tax form. We greatly appreciate your support!
The Marauderbots are pleased to announce that we have qualified to go to States for the first time ever!!! We also have a great chance of going to the World Championship. We cannot Thank everyone enough for their time and support in helping us achieve this accomplishment. We hope to see all of you April 11 - April 14th at the State Championship held at Saginaw Valley State University. Who knows, if we do well there, we will be traveling to DETROIT for the World Event. Stay tuned.
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On March 15th we traveled to Gaylord for our second district event. We had a great showing at the event. We ended up being ranked FIRST out of 40 teams in attendance. We were the captains of Alliance 1 and chose teams 862 (Team Lightning from Canton Mi) and 6005 (Cardinaltronics from Custer Mi) to join us in the playoff rounds. We took it to a tiebreaker match in the Quarterfinals but were eliminated. We still had a great event and walked away with the Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation. We secured 43 more State Points which put our total now to 92 State Points. The State Championship looks highly likely for your MarauderBots!
Team 5234 does well at Kettering District Event
We traveled to our FIRST District event to Kettering University March 1 - March 3. We did very well at the event. We are certain we turned some local veteran teams' eyes. We ended up ranked fourth overall out of the 40 teams in attendance. The Team was chosen by the second alliance captain as their first choice in joining them in the playoff rounds. We advanced out of the Quarterfinals and finished the event as a Semifinalist. We also received our FIRST Power Up award, the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi. The award was given to us for our uniquely engineered Butterfly Chassis. This unique chassis allows us to switch between standard Tank Drive and Mecanum Drive which gives us more maneuverability. More importantly, we secured 49 State Points towards our quest to the State and World Championship.
The Marauderbots are Powering Up for the 2018 Season!
Looks like we were wrong about the stair climbing challenge! This year's game involves a vintage video game theme, and some complex power ups. There are also scales that you must tip in your favor (no pun intended) to win the match. For more information on the game, watch the Youtube video to the right! We decided as a team our main priority is to place boxes on the taller scale, with our second priority being climbing. If you have any suggestions for our team's strategy, feel free to contact us through our Contact Page.
FIRST Power Up has proven to be an AWESOME game! We just love this year's game. And, we are doing quite well at it. In fact, we feel we are having a breakout year! As a spectator though, it can be confusing. Here is a video that explains quite well how we play this year's Power UP!
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