For the 2013 build season, we have formed an alliance with MORT FIRST Team 11, RoboRaiders FIRST Team 75, and Xtreme Heat FIRST Team 223 to share ideas and help each other out for this upcoming season. Through weekly Skype meetings, we will get together to discuss designs and strategies, and to make sure that everyone understands this year’s game “Ultimate Ascent”. We will also travel together to different competitions. This will be very beneficial for cutting back on expenses and sharing. Working together will greatly benefit all involved and make us a better team overall.
For more information on our collaboration teams, please visit their official websites:
The Mount Olive Robotics Team (MORT) is a competitive robotics team based at the Mount Olive High School in Flanders, New Jersey. Every year in January and February they design and build a robot to compete in the annual FIRST robotics competition.
The FIRST Mount Olive Robotics Team was established in fall of 1996 by Mount Olive High School teacher Bill McGowan as a joint partnership between the County College of Morris and Mount Olive High School. The team had only six students, few tools, and access only to the school’s wood shop. The first competition for MORT was at the Rutgers Mid-Atlantic Regional in March of 1997.
Today, MORT is the largest club at Mount Olive High School with over 85 student members, Mount Olive teachers, college professors, engineers, adult mentors, active alumni, and parents. MORT enjoys the support of local businesses as well as the continued support of the County College of Morris. MORT has formed an official club at Mount Olive High School, and enrollment in technology courses has tripled thanks to its efforts.
Team 75, the RoboRaiders, is Hillsborough High School's FIRST Robotics Competition team from Hillsborough, New Jersey. Built from a diverse group of students and mentors, Team 75 works to take part in annual FRC competitions. Team 75 is the oldest active FIRST team in New Jersey, and, since its inception in 1996, has won a variety of awards, including regional championships and the prestigious Chairman's Award. During the off-season, Team 75 participates in a variety of community service efforts, including demonstrations, and food drives, car washes, bake sales and more to help benefit the local community.
Since 1996, Team 75 has been extremely committed to the mission of FIRST, and goes to great lengths to spread awareness of science and technology within the community. Team 75 is dedicated to developing a sustainable, year-round FIRST team that brings together a diverse body of students, parents, and mentors for a fun and inspirational learning experience in engineering and teamwork.
FIRST Robotics Team 223, Xtreme Heat, is a group of students from Lakeland Regional High School in Wanaque, NJ who are interested in science, math, engineering, and business. The team was started in 1999 and has won many awards over the years. Team 223 exudes creativity and spirit through its use of its flames logos, signs, and renowned flame pants. Team 223 gives students a chance to unleash their originality through robot design, delving into the area where imagination and technology come together to create something new. With the support of their mentors, parents, and community, students are able to build important skills for the future while working in a fun and challenging team environment. Team 223 is dedicated, striving to create something extraordinary: a working and successful robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Team 223 prides itself on its community service and outreach. The team spends a lot of its off-season time reaching out to the community and spreading the message and mission of FIRST everywhere they go.