Looking for a way to challenge your brain, make some lasting memories with cool people, and compete at an intense level?  Join our team!

Here's last year's contest kickoff video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwwnbLSW6hY&t=6s

Team 4509, the "Mechanical Bulls", is a FIRST Robotics rookie team based at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, GA.  We have some roots and connections to Team 1771 from North Gwinnett, and hope to collaborate with them, as well as other GCPS teams. 

For those not familiar with FIRST, it's the ultimate robotics competition, the "superbowl of the mind", for high school.  At Lanier, we hope to create an environment that focuses on the newcomer, and to develop a community feel. (Why Team 4509?  That's the number they gave us.)

The primary mentors for the team will be Mike Reilly and John Becker, but we welcome others like parents, uncles, etc.!  We need support in the form or knowledge, cash and snacks!

FIRST is all about "Inspiration" and learning.  Beginners are our priority, right after safety.  Winning competitions is cool, but learning and loving engineering is even cooler.  And there's $50 million in scholarships!!  Check that our here: https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships
To learn more about FIRST Robotics, visit this one-page handout.

For more info about our team, read this site or email Mike Reilly - mreilly@lanierhs.org

Recent Announcements

  • Week 1 Kickoff Day was cool, and we're now underway! See our Resources page for documents related to the contest.We will meet Wednesday to finalize design decisions, and then we need teams to form for each component.  Right now, we have a gear plopper, a climber, and the base.  We also have coders, and we need a Spirit Design Team (shirts, style, etc.), and a Chairman's Award team.Starting next week, we can also meet Mondays.  Next weekend is Hackathon, so some folks will be doing apps, some will be working on 'bots!
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 4:56 AM by Michael Reilly
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