FRC Team 3991 – KnightVision Robotics was founded to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting challenges that build science, engineering, and technology skills, inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. The team was founded in 2012 by Mr. Bruce Bowman, a now retired Episcopal chemistry, computer science, and engineering teacher.
FRC students learn and practice skills directly applicable to engineering such as:
- applied physics
- computer-aided design (CAD)
- CNC machinery
- operation and maintenance of pneumatics
- electronics, motor and electrical systems
- applied computer science using but not limited to Java, Arduino and LabView programming languages
- elementary networking
- mechanical design and assembly
- quality assurance and safety
In addition to the robot build and community service, the robotics team members also have opportunities to develop a wide variety of skills:
- website design
- audio-visual presentations
- product design
- graphic arts and design
- team leadership
- project management,
- strategic game play
- advertising, marketing, and public relations
It takes tremendous teamwork and perseverance to bring these amazing machines to life. Although there are regular robotics meetings on only Tuesday and Friday afternoons in the offseason. During the competition season, we eat, sleep and breathe robotics every single day. Team members spend countless hours together outside of the regular school day fabricating and testing the robot.
Please reach out to us with questions or if you would like to get involved. We are always excited to hear from anyone interested in robotics, engineering or STEM!