Robotics

 
 
TEAM 56 IS MORE THAN JUST BUILDING ROBOTS!!!
 
The 2021 FIRST Robotics season is coming to a close and the Bound Brook Robotics Program, R.O.B.B.E. (Robotics of Bound Brook and Ethicon) did not let the pandemic stop them from learning, collaborating, and achieving their goals. While there were many differences compared to usual, R.O.B.B.E. continued onward. 
 
American Robot Warriors and NEEEEEEEEEERDZ, the two FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams from Community Middle School plan to meet on a day TBD after school to learn about and work on robotics and STEAM related activities and participate in an offical FIRST Robotics Qualifying Event. The South Bound Brook Patriots FLL Team's meetings are TBD. In the 2021-2022 school year, Smalley School is implementing a Robotics club that will potentially become another offical FLL team. If a student is intersted in the Smalley Robotics club, please see or contact Mr. Edwards, Mr. Osborn (cosborn@bbrook.k12.nj.us), or Mr. Mages (mmages@bbrook.k12.nj.us).
 
Team 56, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team from the high school placed 34th out of 140 teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region for this year's @Home Competition/Skills challenges. Team 56 also submitted and interviewed for both the Chairman's Award and the Dean's List Award (Jack Ryan). While we did not win any awards, our students showed determination, perseverance, and the ability to adapt to this year's changes and challenges. Team 56 also held its first Virtual Robot Reveal (you can watch/rewatch the Reveal here or below, completed two animation videos (below), and improved our team's website and communications with our community. 
 
As the team's two teacher advisors, we could not be prouder of our team's resolve through these challenging times. I would also like to thank all of our mentors, school administration, parents and guardians, and all of our supporters!!! Please be sure to wave hello to the team during the Bound Brook Memorial Day Parade!!!  Finally, be sure to follow the team's social media accounts (@frcteam56) and keep an eye out on our team website and social media for the R.O.B.B.E. Store to purchase all of your R.O.B.B.E. gear!!!
 
Mr. Hueston & Ms. Kowalczyk
 
Team 56 Fall Meetings & Events
September
9/28 - Returners Team Meeting
 
October
10/7 - New Student Meeting/Orientation
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm
 
November
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm
11/13 - Mustang Robot Rodeo, Clifton HS (Off-Season Event)
11/19 - Bound Brook Bash (Virtual)
 
Community FLL Teams
TBD
 
South Bound Brook (Robert Morris) FLL Team
TBD
 
Smalley Robotics Club
TBD
 
2021 Bound Brook Robotics Virtual Robot Reveal
 
A partnership between Bound Brook High School and Ethicon since 1997, students work with engineers and mentors to design, build, and compete in the international FIRST® Robotics Competition.  In addition to building a robot, students:
    • Improve problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Develop team work and collaboration skills
    • Grow presentation and public speaking skills
    • Enhance time management, organization, communication skills
    • Boost self confidence
    • Learn about to the business world, including budgeting, fundraising, business planning
    • Gain access to more than $50M in college scholarships exclusively reserved for FIRST® participants
 
To view Team 56's Competition History, please visit the following link: Team 56 Competition History

 

 

2021 Team 56 COVID Safety Animation                                       2021 Team 56 Infinite Recharge Animation

Both Animations created by Geovanny Pluas

 

Develop 21st Century Life Skills

  • Improve problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Develop teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Grow presentation and public speaking skills

  • Enhance time management, organization, communication skills

  • Boost self-confidence

  • Gain exposure to the business world, including budgeting, fundraising, business planning

Anyone with a passion to learn can be successful on this year-long robotics team. If you like drawing, writing, photography, video production, helping others, public speaking, computer programming, math, science, or just rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty we have an opportunity for you.

For more information, speak to an advisor or visit www.team56.com

Update from our Alumni

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Guramrit Singh is a member of the Bound Brook HS class of 2019, as well as a 4-year member of the Bound Brook Robotics Team. Message from Guramrit: "I am fortunate enough to participate in the NASA L’SPACE Mission Concept Academy this summer. L’SPACE MCA is an opportunity for college students to gain experience as STEM professionals. In the academy, participants will receive mission development skills training each week from NASA scientists and engineers and collaborate with other students to design a mission-related team project. Many of the team-building and robot-building aspects of my experience on the team contributed to my application to the program. I wouldn’t have been able to get this far without my experience on Team 56."

 

 
2020-2021 Robotics Team
2020-2021 Bound Brook Robotics Team
 
2020-2021 Team Leaders
2020-2021 Bound Brook Robotics Team Leaders
 
2020 Varsity Team
2020 Bound Brook Varsity Robotics Team
 
 2019-2010 Bound Brook HS Robotics Team
2019-2020 Bound Brook HS Robotics Team
 
2019 Bridgewater
2018-2019 Bridgewater-Raritan District Championship Team
 
2019 Chairman's Team
2019 Chairman's Award Winning Team
 
2019 Chairman's Award Winning Video
 
Varsity
2018-2019 Varsity Robotics Team
 
2018-2019 Bound Brook HS Robotics Team
 
World Championships
2017-2018 World Championship Team 
 
2018 Bridgewater
2017-2018 Bridgewater-Raritan District Championship Team 
 
Award Trophy Case
 Robotics Award Trophy Case at Bound Brook High School