Welcome to the Home of FRC Team 4203, RoboKronos
2012 Finger Lakes Regional Rookie All-Star team
2014 NY Tech Valley Imagery Award and Dean's List Finalist WinnerFIRST Robotics Team 4203, better known as RoboKronos, Titans of Technology. We are the only high school STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) team in Otsego County, NY. We are guided by Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H, the international non-profit FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), and volunteer professional mentors.
Now in our third season, we competed 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, Greek warrior mascots, and robot chariot. And 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.
Our robot is now appearing in community and educational events. Join the team and 4-H for "Discover 4-H Day" at the Farmers Museum (main barn) in Cooperstown, Sunday Sept. 28, from 1-3pm. You'll see a robot demo. Admission to the 4-H event is free.
4-H Robotics Team Hosts Blood Drive Dec. 20
at Oneonta Masonic Lodge
The Otsego 4-H "RoboKronos" Robotics Team invites you to a holiday blood drive on behalf of the Red Cross. Can you help the team bring in local donors for this worthy cause?
If you can't participate, please spread the word!
Here are the details:
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 20
Place: Masonic Lodge, 322 Main St. (corner of Grand Street), in Oneonta, NY.
For Appointment: Please call the Red Cross at 800-733-2767, visit www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome!
We thank you, and wish you all a Happy Holiday Season!
PLEASE COME TO OUR FALL BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER ON SUNDAY OCT. 19!
Where: Applebee's, Southside Mall, Rte 23, Oneonta, NY
When: Sunday, Oct. 19 2014, 8-10am
Tickets: $5 per person, at the event, or from team members
Join us for pancakes & syrup with sausage or bacon, juice, and coffee!
Join the Team: We welcome new team members in most disciplines. Download the Team4203Application.pdf|
and other forms.
More info about the team is in our Handbook. Member renewals are due March 31. New members may apply until the last Friday in September. Learn more on our About Page.
FIRST was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen. FIRST hosts the FIRST Robotics Competition, called "The Varsity Sport for the Mind." FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Under strict rules and time limits, teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform game tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get.
Through FIRST, students get to:
FRC rules and related documents All FIRST members, please check this out.
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About CCE 4-H
"The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development 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 1 million new young people in science programs."