Headwall Photonics recently sponsored and donated unused parts and equipment to the Littleton, MA robotics team to use in building robotic devices for competitions.
Known as the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team #6328 (Mechanical Advantage), this talented team of high-school students are a repeat Chairman's Award winning team (the top accolade in the FRC program), and have competed at the FIRST World Championship level every year.
Throughout the year, they design, build, program and compete head-to-head with other FRC teams with robots designed to complete a variety of tasks ranging from simple to complex.
At the Greater Boston event on March 26-27, team Mechanical Advantage:
- Ranked 3rd of 37 teams after all qualification matches and, along with Team 5563, joined the 1st-place Alliance led by Team 125. This Alliance went on to WIN the entire event with an undefeated playoff record AND setting the New England game high score.
- Won the Chairman's Award, FIRST's most prestigious award recognizing a team that is a role model within FIRST and in their wider community.
- Student Aryan (business team lead and member of the software, strategy, and awards teams) selected as a Dean's List semi-finalist for his embodiment of FIRST's mission and core values.
The team will next be competing at the New England District Championship, but because they are in the top 16 New England teams, they qualify to go directly to the World Championship in Houston starting on April 21!
Good luck to our friends Mechanical Advantage!