Who are we?
Moonshot FRC Team
A moon shot is something everyone believes is impossible, but it’s something that’s achieved anyway. When high school students are asked to build a robot with little to no experience in the area, it can feel much like JFK’s challenge to reach the moon in before the end of the 60’s. Let’s celebrate that feeling. We know the FIRST Robotics Challenge is daunting. Let’s square up and face it together.
The Moonshot FRC team is a collaboration between Gilmour Academy and North Royalton High School. The team started when seniors in the class of ’16 decided to take their budding appreciation for robotics and step into the hardest challenge around. Each year’s team gets named after a moon, with Luna as our first.
Started by Dean Kamen in 1989, FIRST was started to find a fun away to introduce STEM education to new students. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.
Robotics encompasses metalworking, electrical engineering, 3D designing, product testing, programming, and project management. We’re building large, metal machines that can independently move, process sensory input, and make complex decisions.
FRC gives us an opportunity to study academic and vocational fields in an intense, project-based context. We are grateful for the knowledge and eager for the challenge.
“Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily avialable, they will create their own problems.”Scott Adams
“One man’s “magic” is another man’s engineering. “Supernatural” is a null word.”Robert A. Heinlein
“All we know about the new economic world tells us that nations which train engineers will prevail over those which train lawyers. No nation has ever sued its way to greatness. ”Richard Lamm
Meet the Talents
Meet the Team
Bradley BaresTeam Captain
Sebastian WilliamsSoftware Captain
Anaam MostafizPit Captain
John TreppoFinance Captain
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