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FRC Team #4290: 2017 - 2018 Season

$1,025 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 30 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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Bots of War Team 4290 won second plan in the finals at Winston-Salem District competition and we are advancing to FIRST North Carolina Championships next weekend April 6 - 8, 2018 at Campbell University.

We also won the "Hard Hat" pin for Safety.

We need your help to pay the State Championship registration fee which is $4,000. Any donation amount would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to donate you can do so through our GoFundMe account or go to botsofwar4290.org and click on sponsor us and donate through one of our other methods.
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Stop build day is Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. We are less than 30 days away from our first competition.

We need your support to help pay for lodging and travel to competitions.
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BOW Team 4290 participated an won an off-season competition in August 2017 called THOR (Thundering Herd of Robots).

We have been participating in outreach programs, training, and getting ready for the upcoming 2017 -2018 season "FIRST POWER UP"! Ready to Play!

Our team even built a prototype golfing robot. Who wants to play golf?
Who is ready to play a round of golf?
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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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$1,025 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 30 months
Created June 18, 2016
Bow Bots
on behalf of Lia Schwinghammer
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EJ
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Eric Jahelka
25 months ago
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Good luck all

MP
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Mary Presley
25 months ago
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Good luck and happy building !! :)

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