What exactly is a moon shot?

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 began as a collaboration between Gilmour Academy and North Royalton High School, but now is solely comprised of Gilmour students. 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.

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

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. 

COMPETITION

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.

3200 Lines of code
10200 MG of Caffeine
2060 Man hours
39200 Messages on Slack

Our Sponsors

Robotics Supporters

Gilmour Academy

Gilmour Academy is a Catholic, independent, coeducational college-preparatory school that was founded in 1946 by the Brothers of the Holy Cross from Notre Dame, Indiana. Moonshots FRC is based out of Gilmour.

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio. The university was created in 1967 by the federation of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University. Moonshots FRC have been attending seminars hosted by the Case robotics team.

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc., is an American provider of industrial automation and information solutions. Moonshots FRC was sponsored by Rockwell through the Rockwell Automation FRC Grant, and are mentored by several of its employees.

Meet the Team

Meet the Talents

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Charlie Mendes

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