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 is heading into its sixth year and we now have 6 competition robots, Sasha, Natasha, Clawdia, Windsor, and Lexi Little Fridge, and our 2018 competition bot Clyde. We have completed our 2018 build for FIRST Power Up!, and are heading into competition season. Our off-season robots include parade bot Wall-e, Olga, Long Bob, and Bitty Bob. 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 fifth year where Lexi Little Fridge earned us an invite to attend Championships in St. Louis. The team has earned enough points to attend in each of the past five years. Our first competition was the North Shore event in Reading MA, the team won the Innovation in Control Award . At Pine Tree, our favorite and closest event, ended with the team in 13th place and joined the 4th seed and making it to the semi-finals. At the end of District events the team was ranked 28th in New England. At the New England District at UNH, the team ended qualification matches in 18th place and was chosen by the 4th seed alliance, and took home the Imagery Award. We ended the season 15th out of 196 teams in New England.
This summer the team took 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 their open house, 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 competed in the off-season events Battle Cry at WPI, the 3rd 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.