The robotics team at Bishop Blanchet is a way for students to get hands-on experience designing, building, coding, and collaborating in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field with working professionals. The main focus of the team is to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), which pits robots from different schools and countries against each other in a sporting event style challenge that changes every year!
Members of the team will learn everything they would need to know at a small engineering/tech startup. 3d CAD modelling, electrical wiring, metal forming and fabrication, computer coding, are just some of the obvious skills, but there is also a heavy element of business marketing, advertising, fundraising, etc.
During fall most of the above skills will be taught by a combination of students, supported by mentors who work in those fields. Jan-Mar marks the FRC season, where the team will be presented a challenge and given 6 weeks to design and build a robot to compete against other high schools in Washington and hopefully qualify for the PNW Regionals and Worlds!
When and Where the Club meets:
The BraveBots meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 from Sept-Dec. The schedule for the season (January-March) is subject to change, but is equivalent to a sports team in commitment; ie meetings will be ~4hrs Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, and Sat.
Located in Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.