Tommy Car Wash Systems Sponsors FIRST Team 107!


Tommy Car Wash Systems is proud to announce our sponsorship of the Holland Christian High School FIRST Tech Challenge Team 107, also known as Team R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S.

Since 1989 FIRST, a nonprofit program for school-aged youth, has inspired early interest and participation in science and technology, motivating students to pursue education and career opportunities the science fields. In the 2015-2016 season over 51,000 participants (ages 12-18) in over 5,100 teams will participate in the challenge, many receiving access to special scholarships and other educational opportunities.

As part of the FIRST Tech Challenge, 10+ members of Team R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S. will be designing, programming, and operating a robot designed for 2 on 2 competitions in a floor-game challenge.  This year the challenge, FIRST RES-Q, is modeled after rescue situations commonly faced by mountain explorers. Robots will score points by activating beacons, delivering figures to a bucket shelter, parking on a steep mountain-side incline, and clearing debris from the play area floor.

With dramatically different challenges each year, participants in the FIRST Tech Challenge are forced to improvise and invent, coming up with novel solutions as they explore practical concepts in fields ranging from engineering, to programming, to electronics, and more.

Team 107, founded 1997, has had a distinguished history, with numerous awards and accomplishments. Most recently, Team R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S. won the 2015 West Michigan Robotics Invitational, placing in the top group out of 32 total teams. Tommy Car Wash Systems is excited to see what the future holds for Team 107 and wholeheartedly supports the team’s core values of gracious professionalism, teamwork, learning, and 100% student participation.

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One thought on “Tommy Car Wash Systems Sponsors FIRST Team 107!

  • March 8, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    This past weekend, Team 107 traveled to Standish MI for their first robotics competition of the year! After 6 weeks of preparation, they qualifed as 4th place captain their team alliance, then made it to the quarter finals to finish 5th overall. Additionally Team 107 received the Gracious Professionalism Award based not on their performance during the competition, but before it. Because several teams were new to the competition and unprepared, Team 107 went above and beyond assisting with making bumpers, programming, and helping out with the final assemblies of other teams’ bots. The next event is March 25-26 and will be held in Allendale, Michigan at Grand Valley State University. 


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