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FRC Team #4290: 2016-2017 Season

$1,025 of $35k goal

Raised by 8 people in 10 months
Bow Bots
on behalf of Lia Schwinghammer
 CHARLOTTE, NC
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1992 with 28 teams and has since grown to over 3,100 teams in 40 countries. The robotics competition is an international event where high school students and professionals solve an engineering design problem in an intense and interactive learning environment. FIRST redefines winning for these students. Teams are rewarded for excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, gracious professionalism and maturity, and ability to overcome obstacles. Scoring the most points is a secondary goal. Winning means building partnerships that last. It is not only about building the robot.

The robot is only a vehicle for a learning experience that lasts a lifetime. Students are exposed to and practice the concept of “Gracious Professionalism”. A key aspect for the success of any team is teamwork.  It goes beyond the group of students, because it integrates mentors from the hi-tech industries, parents, and sponsors, all working together.

Our team is like any other competitive extracurricular activity – it requires commitment, time, and energy. Engineers from industry, businessmen, parent volunteers and community members dedicate many hours of their time to making the team a success.

This is a volunteer based program and runs after school and weekends, all year round. Each year a new competition challenge is unveiled at the beginning of January. The teams then have only six weeks to strategize, design, build, and program a robot to meet the challenge. The participants learn to apply science, math, and technology to the design, construction, programming, and troubleshooting of a 120-pound robot.

Students who participate interest encompasses building (mechanical, electrical), programming/coding, design, business plans, marketing, writing, video, community service and more, this is a great opportunity. FIRST also offers scholarships of over $25 million. Read the TEAM HANDBOOK on our website www.botsofwar4290.org. Details regarding "Information Meeting" coming soon.
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Update 3
Posted by BOW Community Robotics
1 month ago
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BOW Community Robotics Team 4290 won the North Carolina Pitt County District competition and were in the semi-finals at Asheville District competition. We are now advancing to the State Competition April 1-2 at Campbell University.
Our Robot is named "Johnny 5 Alive"
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Update 2
Posted by BOW Community Robotics
5 months ago
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Urgent Message:

Hello to our BOW Community Robotics Community,

We are in desperate need of funds to meet the registration fee of $5,000 due by the end of November 2016 for the 2017 FRC "First Steamworks" competition.

This year has been a challenge to obtain grants to supplement our fundraising efforts, due in part, by the impact of the recent North Carolina legislation.

We really need our BOW Community Robotics family, friends, and partners to help us reach our first and most important milestone deadline.

Our team has hit the ground running this school year participating in numerous workshops for JAVA, CAD, Adobe Illustrator, machine shop safety. Team 4290 Bots of War is also hosting an upcoming CPR certification class.

Our team members have participated in events at Discovery Place, Imaginon, and CPCC's Geek Fest to name a few.

Our need is urgent. Please consider giving and ask those in your network to consider giving also. Remember no amount is to small.

Thank you for your continued support.

Peace

Bart and Cindy Carlson
BOW Community Robotics Co-Lead Mentors

bart@botsofwar4290.org
cindy@botsofwar4290.org
FRC Registration Deadline
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Update 1
Posted by BOW Community Robotics
7 months ago
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Team 4290 is excited to play Stronghold one last time. The team is traveling to Cary Academy located in Cary, North Carolina on September 24, 2016. The event is from 7 am to 7 pm.

Our youth are enthusiastic and looking forward to a great robotics season. Along with student fundraisers your donations are crucial for the success of Team 4290. Please share campaign among your family, friends and network.

Again, our sincere thank you for your donation.
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$1,025 of $35k goal

Raised by 8 people in 10 months
Created June 18, 2016
Bow Bots  
on behalf of Lia Schwinghammer
CD
$100
Cindy Duong
2 months ago
AM
$25
Ariella Miller
3 months ago
BS
$100
Bonnie Seery
3 months ago
$50
Rebecca Soular-Patel
5 months ago
1
1
EJ
$100
Eric Jahelka
5 months ago
1
1

Good luck all

MP
$100
Mary Presley
5 months ago
1
1

Good luck and happy building !! :)

JM
$500
Jenni Mileham
5 months ago
1
1
DV
$50
Debbie Vanderbeek
7 months ago
1
1
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