About Team 4564
We are FIRST Team 4564, from Brewer High School in Brewer, Maine. Our team was founded in the fall of 2012. The team has built 6 competition robots, Sasha, Natasha, Clawdia, Windsor, and Lexi Little Fridge, and our 2018 competition bot Clyde. We have completed our 2018 competition for FIRST Power Up! and are heading into Off-Season. Our off-season robots include parade bot Wall-e, Olga, Long Bob, Bitty Bob, Igor and our new summer project Blinky. We meet twice a week year round at our robot shop in the Alpha class rooms in the basement of the Superintendent's office building.
We had a great 6th year with Clyde earning us an invite to attend Worlds in Detroit. The team has earned enough points to attend in all but one of the past six years. Our first competition was the WPI event in Worcester MA, won the event and won the Quality Award . At Pine Tree, our favorite and closest event, ended with the team in 2nd place and the 2nd seed and making it to the finals. The team brought home the Industrial Design Award. At the end of District events the team was ranked 23rd in New England. At the New England District Champs at BU, the team ended qualification matches in 18th place and was chosen by the 8th seed alliance, but were out in Quarter final play. And Zoe V. was selected as a NE Dean's List Finalist and is heading to Detroit. We ended the season 13th out of 209 teams in New England.
During the Off-season the team looks forward to taking our robots to STEM out-reach programs around our area including the 4th of July parade (an annual favorite), demos for The Challenger Center summer camps, and our third year of attending the open house at Casella's Juniper Ridge Landfill. Once again the team helped with Training Day, this time hosted by Team 5506 in Searsport. Students and mentors taught 12 unique classes to the 68 students and mentors attending. Topics ranged from Rookie basics to 3D printing and everything a robot build requires. We also had our 4th Annual Craft Fair, in October with many crafters and vendors returning for their 4th year.
We compete in many off-season events Battle Cry at WPI, Summer Heat with Maine's very own Team 58 at S. Portland High, Mainely Spirit with Team 2640, and Battle of the Bay in Alton NH hosted by BOB Team 319.
For more information contact lead mentor Everett Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come check out our shop
Come join the Team - Every Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 at 261 Center St. (in the back of the superintendent's office building)
Additional meetings during build season.
What is FIRST you ask?
It is a worldwide program that teaches kids not only electrical, mechanical and computer skills but also communication, business and team working skills. One of our favorite terms from the FIRST community is "Coopertition ®" which means competing always, but assisting and enabling others when you can. This organization has inspired and changed many kids lives as they have discovered the joy of learning about STEM and about the FIRST competition. If you want to learn more click here to go to the FIRST Inspires website to learn all about this amazing program.