FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams.
Every year, team 3415 Livingston Lancer Robotics competes in the anually-changing FTC game. For many years, we have honed in on our skills; we design, build, and program a robot to fulfill the tasks put forth by the FIRST Tech Challenge!
This year's game challenge is themed as a rescue mission to save mountain climbers. There are two mountains in opposite corners of the field, which are steep ramps each divided into two sections. Robots must climb the mountains by driving over bars placed 1 inch off the surface of the mountain. On the way up the mountain, robots can score debris from the floor into crates for points. Robots can also push over triggers to "save" mountain climbers.
Ms. Atkins has been with us since the start as well; after being a founding member of our team, she graduated from our high school, only to get a teaching degree and return to teach at Livingston High School! She is now our coach and mentors us, holding us to strict standard of gracious professionalism.
As the father of our founder, Mr. Lynn has been with us from the start. We’re extremely appreciative of how much he does for us! He’s always there to lend a hand or give us advice, and has become a key part of the Lancer ecosystem.
Olivia was an ice skater and femgineer when she joined the Lancers. Now, after 3 years, she is a senior and a Co-Captain, aiding the build process and heading the writing of the engineering notebook.
James was a boy scout when he first joined the Lancers. His skills with custom parts proved useful and after 3 years on the team he is now a senior and a Co-Captain, helping with build and managing our Pit setup.
On the Livingston Lancers robotics team, all team members can participate in building and programming the robot, along with participating in competitions. This is a very competitive club in which only the most determinable thrive.
Who are the Lancers? The Lancers are a FIRST Team, proudly hailing from Livingston, New Jersey. We have competed in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) since the '07-'08 season. Gracious professionalism and teamwork are core values of FTC and our team. We also value individual growth; rather than just building a robot, we also build people.