Welcome to the Home of
FRC Team 4203, RoboKronos
We are FIRST Robotics Team 4203, better known as RoboKronos, the Titans of Technology. We formed in late 2011, and are the founding high school STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) team in Otsego County, NY. We are high school students guided by Oneonta High School, the international non-profit FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), and volunteer professional mentors.
Our robot appears at community, educational, and charity events throughout the year, and we host a popular LEGO summer camp for middle-schoolers. Join us!
Table of contents
- Welcome to the Home of
FRC Team 4203, RoboKronos
- Community Events
- Summer LEGO Camp
- Our Awards
- Join the Team
- THANK YOU to CCE 4-H
RoboKronos appears at more than 20 community, educational and charity events a year, including the annual CanStruction Food Donation Project at Southside Mall in Oneonta, NY each April. Sculptures are created of collected food cans, put on display, then donated to area food banks.
Summer LEGO Camp
The team runs a popular summer LEGO camp for middle-schoolers the third of each July, in Oneonta. The one-week day camp takes place at the former Center Street School in Oneonta, and costs $100 per camper. Last summer, our campers' creations won 1st place at the New York State Fair.
2015 Regional Gracious Professionalism Award Winner
We made it to the semifinals and won the regional FIRST Gracious Professionalism Award at the NY Tech Valley FIRST regional robotics competition at RPI in Troy, NY March 19-21.
Thanks to FRC Teams 303 and 2282, for picking us to join their #1-seed alliance. What an incredible competition! And thanks to our mentors and families, and to CCE 4-H, the Oneonta School District, and all our sponsors.
2014 NY Tech Valley Imagery Award & Dean's List Finalist Winner
In March 2014 at the inaugural FIRST Tech Valley Robotics Regional at RPI in Troy, NY, our team won a regional Imagery Award, for murals depicting the team's titan namesake, Kronos, and Greek warrior mascot costumes and robot chariot. Team captain Chase Thomas was named a Dean's List Finalist, sending him to the FIRST World Robotics Competition in St. Louis in April 2014 to represent our team, school, city, state and region. RoboKronos was also made the final round at the NY Tech Valley "Robot Rumble" in Ballston Spa, NY in October 2014.
2012 Finger Lakes Regional Rookie All-Star Team
In 2012, our team won the Rookie All-Star Award the Finger Lakes FIRST Regional at RIT in Rochester, NY, sending us to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO. What a great experience!
Oneonta, NY has declared February 5 "RoboKronos Day" in our city in honor of our team, issuing a Proclamation in our honor. The team has also honored City Hall for its support. Thank you, City of Oneonta!
Join the Team
We welcome new team members in most disciplines. We are looking for programmers, electricians, CAD specialists, designers, welders, artists, leaders, writers, marketers, photographers, videographers, filmmakers, etc. Everyone can contribute. Download the Team4203Application.pdf and other forms.
More info about the team is in our Handbook.
Member renewals are due April 10. New members may apply until the last Friday in September. Learn more on our About Page.
THANK YOU to CCE 4-H
Many thanks to Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development. It was the starting support for our team and served us very well. We will not forget all you did for us.
It's "mission is to create supportive environments in which diverse youth and adults reach their fullest potential as capable, competent, and caring citizens. 4-H supports numerous FIRST teams, and aims to engage a million new young people in science programs."