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MISSION STATEMENT
We are...
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Promoting FIRST
Table of Contents

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Supporting FIRST
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  1. 1. MISSION STATEMENT We are... … FEARLESS
  2. 2. Promoting FIRST Table of Contents
  3. 3. Supporting FIRST Table of Contents
  4. 4. Team Development Table of Contents
  5. 5. Community Outreach Table of Contents
  6. 6. Competitions Table of Contents
  7. 7. At the SIUE Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, female representatives of Team 1208 gave a demonstration of our robot to promote FIRST and an interest in robotics, engineering, and science. WOMEN IN ENGINEERING 2014
  8. 8. The Metool Brigade promoted FIRST at the STL Science Center’s celebration of National Engineer’s Week. There, we exhibited the Frisbee-throwing robot we built for the Ultimate Ascent FRC Game, and then invited interested children to drive it. Engineering Career week 2013
  9. 9. While showing off our mecanum wheel robot at the STL Science Center, we promoted FIRST by handing out informative pamphlets about engineering to parents and students. Engineering Day 2011-2013
  10. 10. Our team holds a design competition each year to include all students throughout our school in experiencing FIRST and engineering. Engineering design competition 2011-2012
  11. 11. Engineering Career Day 2012-2014 Team 1208 traveled to the St. Louis Science Center for Engineering Career Day, where we promoted FIRST and presented our robot’s abilities to aspiring engineers.
  12. 12. Team 1208 built a robot to throw candy during our town’s annual Homecoming parade. This gave the O’Fallon children their first taste of FIRST! constructed Candy-throwing Robot 2011
  13. 13. Homecoming Parade 2011-2015 During our school’s Homecoming parade, Metool Brigade members walk with our candy-bot through the town, giving treats to children and inspiring an interest in FIRST for all ages.
  14. 14. To promote FIRST, the Metool Brigade designed and built a robot to throw T-shirts into a crowd. It threw more accurately than human hands and was able to throw far enough to deliver T-shirts to people in different sections of a crowd. T-Shirt throwing Robot 2012
  15. 15. A few members of Team 1208 demonstrated what our robot does for our local Cub Scouts. The Boy Scouts were excited to see the robot in action and responded with great enthusiasm towards robotics and FIRST. Cub Scouts Demo 2012
  16. 16. Book fair at carriel junior high 2015 The Metool Brigade was invited by Carriel Junior High to their annual book fair to showcase our Ariel Assist robot. There, we spread the message of FIRST by talking to students and encouraging them to drive the robot.
  17. 17. Along with Triad High School and Boeing representatives, the Metool Brigade traveled to Edwardsville to promote starting a FIRST team. Promoting First in Edwardsville 2013
  18. 18. Team 1208 attended FIRST Friday at the STL Science Center where we demonstrated our robot to children and their families. FIRST Friday 2013
  19. 19. Archon Science Fair Convention 2014-2015 We attended the Sci-Fi convention in order to inspire young people to participate in FIRST.
  20. 20. Team 1208 and other St. Louis area FRC teams gathered at the St. Louis Science Center show each other our robots and our accomplishments from the past season. Through this connection within the FIRST community, we all bonded over our incomparable experience in FRC Competitions. FRC Alliance Open House 2012
  21. 21. Recruited three fll teams 2015 The Metool Brigade held conferences with parents and school administrators at Belle Valley, Worden, and Eureka to establish FLL teams within the schools.
  22. 22. Open house 2011-2015 The team held an Open House at OTHS in order to form valuable relationships with students, parents, and other community members. By interacting with us and our robot, all of O’Fallon could experience FIRST and see our dedication and passion towards the program.
  23. 23. Freshman Fair 2011-2015 Through our school’s Freshman Fair, we try to recruit the new underclassmen to join Robotics by handing out informational packets promoting FIRST and allowing the students to interact with the past year’s robot.
  24. 24. Championship Assistance 2013 At the FIRST World Championship, we provided batteries, tables, and carts to teams from Israel who couldn’t transport them to the competition themselves.
  25. 25. Channel one News 2012 In order to promote FIRST, Team 1208 contacted Channel One News, a national news source that specifically targets students of all ages. The Channel One crew came to the FIRST Championship in St. Louis and interviewed members of our team, which spread the FIRST message to students across the country.
  26. 26. Moye Robo-Demo 2012 The Metool Brigade visited Moye Elementary School in O’Fallon, Illinois, to give a robotics presentation during a school assembly. Our demonstration inspired many of the children to join Lego League teams, and this educated many students and faculty about FIRST.
  27. 27. STEM Camporee 2012 The Metool Brigade traveled to Scott Air Force Base and participated in a STEM Camporee, where we demonstrated our Rebound Rumble robot which could shoot 8in foam basketballs.
  28. 28. O’FallOn PrOgress Articles 2011-2015 For the past eleven years, the OTHS Robotics team has been featured in articles in the local newspaper. These articles discuss our accomplishments throughout our seasons and they spark an interest in FIRST within the community.
  29. 29. FRC Kickoff 2011-2013 Excited for the upcoming FIRST FRC competition season, select Metool Brigade members traveled to the St. Louis Science Center to participate in the FRC Kickoff. Afterwards, the members returned to OTHS to strategize with the rest of our team.
  30. 30. FRC Demo at FLL and FTC Kickoff 2011 The Metool Brigade traveled to Florissant Valley Community College for the FLL and FTC Kickoff. There, we demonstrated our robot’s functions to fascinated young competitors, promoting an stronger interest in FIRST.
  31. 31. Hazelwood Demo 2011 Team 1208 took part in Hazelwood Central’s Open House by giving a demonstration of the 2011 game robot, talking to other participants, and mentoring younger teams. City council members observed all that the Metool Brigade did that day.
  32. 32. Mcalister’s Fundraiser 2011-2012 The Metool Brigade held a fundraiser at our local McAlister’s Deli and invited community members to come from 5-8 PM that evening and support the team. While they ate, we passed out flyers and shared our enthusiasm about robotics and FIRST.
  33. 33. Scifest 2011 To spread the message of FIRST, Team 1208 participated in SciFest, a six-day celebration of science and technology at our science center. We handed out informational flyers, talked to parents about FIRST, and encouraged children to drive the robot.
  34. 34. Gift Wrapping at Barnes and Noble 2011 The OTHS Robotics team spread holiday cheer, promoted FIRST, and raised $250 for the upcoming competition season by wrapping gifts at the local Barnes and Noble for members of the O’Fallon community.
  35. 35. Orange Leaf fundraiser 2012 By partnering with our local Orange Leaf, the Metool Brigade raised $100 to use towards robotics. Through this experience, we were able to promote FIRST within the community while also enjoying delicious ice cream.
  36. 36. Mentored 4 FLL Teams 2013 Team 1208 mentored FLL Team 2081, Team 2082, Team 7341 and Team 10609 and gave them advice on how to succeed in the FLL challenge. By working with them, we hope to have inspired them to continue participating in FIRST throughout the rest of their school careers.
  37. 37. FLL volunteering At Carriel jr. high 2015 At our local Carriel Junior High, the Metool Brigade helped referee, time, set up the field, and judge during two FLL competitions
  38. 38. FRC ALLIANCE Pre-season Workshop 2015 To show our support for FIRST, Team 1208 hosted the annual FRC Alliance Pre-Season workshop. In addition to organizing and publicizing the event, we were in charge of running it. This meant scheduling everything, recruiting presenters, and coordinating the function with the STL Science Center.
  39. 39. Pre-Season Training Program 2013 By attending 5 training programs at the St. Louis Science Center, we supported FIRST and expanded the arsenal of information we had to improve future seasons.
  40. 40. Mentored 8 FRC Teams 2014 OTHS Robotics members mentored FRC Teams 3686, 4246, 4232, 4500, 4493, 5362, and 5583 and helped them navigate the ins and outs of competing in FIRST, from establishing team positions to building their robots. We try to help them prepare as best as we can.
  41. 41. Superintendent Meeting 2015 Team 1208’s coach, Mr. Eric Curry, met with 3 area school superintendents to initiate starting FLL and FRC teams in their schools.
  42. 42. Rookie Team Workshop 2012-2013 The Metool Brigade helped teams from the STL Science Center, Paducah, Oakville, and Mount Vernon to develop more effective design and technique methods to improve their robots’ overall performance. We used our “Shaquille O’Wheel” robot as an example to help us explain what we were telling them.
  43. 43. FRC Build Season Mini-Workshops 2012-2013 The Metool Brigade, unafraid to help, organized mini-workshops at the St. Louis Science Center to help rookie teams build their robots. We came every Sunday without fail and helped many teams throughout the build season.
  44. 44. FRC Post-Kickoff inventory 2011-2015 Team 1208 hosted a post-Kickoff inventory session in which we helped 8 rookie teams identify and count parts.
  45. 45. Alpha Testing 2013-2014 Chosen as one of nine of 2600 teams to participate, we were able to evaluate the new control system to be used in the 2015 season.
  46. 46. FLL volunteering At Brittany Woods 2015 The Metool Brigade traveled to Brittany Woods Junior High in University City, MO. There, we helped with refereeing, timing, setting up the field, and judging an FLL competition.
  47. 47. Lego league mentoring 2012-2015 Members of the Metool Brigade helped several local FLL teams by providing programming instruction.
  48. 48. Officer in st. louis frc alliance 2013 The Metool Brigade’s coach, Mr. Eric Curry, is an officer in the St. Louis FRC Alliance. He is in charge of scheduling and planning St. Louis FRC Alliance activities.
  49. 49. Mentor on FRC Regional Planning Committee 2011-2015 This season, our coach, Mr. Eric Curry, is a member of the FRC Regional Planning Committee. He volunteers his time to make sure that the Regional will run as smoothly as possible, and be an enjoyable experience for all in `attendance.
  50. 50. Rookie Survival Guide To The St. Louis Regional 2011-2015 Team 1208 has repeatedly published a Rookie’s Guide to the St. Louis Regional to send to the rookie teams who would be attending in order to help them survive the competition.
  51. 51. St. louis guide for frc championship 2011-2015 To enhance the championship experience for all of the out-of-state teams, we created an informational booklet about the city of St. Louis and the FIRST St. Louis Championship.
  52. 52. Mentored Maryville fll team 2015 Some of the members of Metool Brigade repeatedly went to St. John’s church in Maryville, Illinois, to help their FLL team with programming the robot and to give them advice. Under our tutelage, they made it all the way to the state championship!
  53. 53. First lego league qualifier volunteering 2012-2015 Team 1208 went to Bishop Dubourg High School to help with keeping time, delivering scores to the score table, and advising team ambassadors at a FIRST Lego League Qualifier.
  54. 54. Field set up and tear down at st. louis regional 2012 To support FIRST, Team 1208 volunteered our time to help set up and tear down the competition arena at the 2012 St. Louis Regional.
  55. 55. Kop handout at st. louis regional 2012 One of Team 1208’s mentors helped distribute the KOP to participating teams, ensuring that each received all the parts they were supposed to and that they understood how to use each one.
  56. 56. No robot left Behind 2012-2013 Team 1208 took part in No Robot Left Behind, a program organized by Chief Delphi for veteran teams to help less-experienced teams and make sure that they had a working robot for competition. This included making sure these robots would work during autonomous.
  57. 57. Frc Training Camp 2013 The Metool Brigade hosted an FRC training camp for local robotics teams, where we explained the components of the RoboRio and how it operates so that all teams would understand the new “brain.”
  58. 58. Afcea technet summer convention 2012 Over the summer, we spread the message of FIRST by having one of our mentors and some of our team members attend the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association TechNet Convention to present our robots to interested attendees. We explained how they work and how FRC competitions dictate the functions of robots.
  59. 59. Frc kickoff 2011-2015 After Kickoff at Clayton High School, all members of Team 1208 met to brainstorm strategies and robot designs for the newly revealed game.
  60. 60. Volunteered at ftc Missouri championships 2012 In support of FIRST, members of the Metool Brigade volunteered to help with everything from timing to room monitoring during FTC Missouri Championships.
  61. 61. FRC Pre-Kickoff Training Camp 2011-2015 In conjunction with Team 1094, the Metool Brigade promoted FIRST by presenting information on robot construction and team management to local robotics teams at Gateway Tech High School’s robotics training camp.
  62. 62. Beta Testing 2011-2012 Team 1208 volunteered to test various components of the new control system, which would be used in the 2013 season, to find any flaws in it that could hinder upcoming competitions. Also, we provided valuable information to local teams about the system.
  63. 63. FLL eastern Missouri Championship 2012 To support FIRST, we volunteered at the FLL Eastern Missouri Championship in St. Louis. We helped make the event run as smoothly as possible, assisting in judging, setting up, and refereeing, which made it a memorable experience for all of the children.
  64. 64. Mentors Volunteering at Championship 2011-2015 Our mentors have donated hundreds of hours to further the message of FIRST by volunteering as robot inspectors at the FIRST Championships.
  65. 65. Certification of all team members 2011-2015 To become a member of Team 1208, each student must earn his or her certification. One must pass a general test, be able to turn the robot on and off, and gain an understanding of each division’s technical aspects through a division-specific process. All of this ensures that each team member can contribute greatly to the team. Congratulations! (Team member’s name) Has completed the requirements to be a certified Member of the ____ Team! You are now officially a member of team 1208
  66. 66. Student officer organization plan 2011-2015 As part of the officer qualification process, students must be enrolled in Advanced Honors Physics II, our school’s most rigorous physics course, and continue to show active participation throughout the robotics season. Each student applies for a position that best suits his or her ability to serve the Metool Brigade.
  67. 67. Organization plan
  68. 68. First incorporated into oths Curriculum 2011-2015 Since 2003, we have strived to incorporate FIRST into the Honors Physics II curriculum. Each Friday of the first semester, in addition to the entire third quarter, is dedicated to working on the robot and behind the scenes administrative business.
  69. 69. NASA Speaker 2015 Team 1208 invited Dr. Roosevelt Johnson from NASA to give an inspiring speech to students currently enrolled in the physics program at OTHS. He encouraged students to pursue careers in STEM fields, especially within NASA.
  70. 70. Business plan 2011-2015 Every year, Team 1208’s Chief Executive Officer is in charge of creating a business plan that encompasses our expected revenue and expenses for each robotics competition season.
  71. 71. Drive one 4 your school 2011-2015 In order to raise money for the build season, Team 1208 held our annual Drive One 4 Your School fundraiser, where parents and other adults came to test drive the newest cars out on the market.
  72. 72. Pancake breakfast 2013-2015 The OTHS Robotics Team organized an unlimited pancake breakfast to raise money for the build season. We promoted FIRST by talking to everyone in attendance while they ate. Pancake Breakfast 2014
  73. 73. Car wash 2011-2015 Team 1208 bonds together each year over a car wash fundraiser. We spend time washing and drying vehicles for community members while we have fun with one another.
  74. 74. Mr. irresistible 2011-2015 For five years, Team 1208 has sponsored a participant in Mr. Irresistible, O’Fallon Township’s comedic male pageant, helping to get information to the rest of the student body about robotics and FIRST. It also helps us bond as a team.
  75. 75. Rummage sale 2011-2015 After gathering clothing, household items, and other donations from throughout our community, Team 1208 held a rummage sale to raise money for the season.
  76. 76. ornament sales 2011-2013 Since the beginning of the Metool Brigade, we have sold custom ornaments to members of our community, raising hundreds of dollars for our team.
  77. 77. Kickoff party 2011-2015 ‘Twas the night before Kick-off, and all through the place, Team 1208 partied at a very fast pace. At the home of a mentor, we danced and we played. There was food and games and even an arcade. At this gathering, we had lots of fun, the night before the real games had begun.
  78. 78. Rummage Sale 2011-2012 In October, we hold our annual rummage sale at OTHS. The event is made possible by donations from parents and team members that include everything from used books to appliances. Community members show up early on Saturday morning to see what they can discover.
  79. 79. Led Light Bulb Fundraiser 2011-2013 In November 2012, team members sold 100 FIRST LED light bulbs; which come with five year warranty, are dimmable up to 5%, last 22.8 years, and cast a softer light than traditional bulbs.
  80. 80. New Workroom Design and construction 2012 To improve team efficiency, we turned an unused classroom into a separate workroom, which we deemed “The Bot Cave”.
  81. 81. Trivia nIGht/Silent Auction 2011-2015 During Team 1208’s annual Trivia Night/Silent Auction, teams challenge their wits in spirited competition while others bid on items in the auction. All profits raised during the auction went towards funding the Metool Brigade’s build season.
  82. 82. 100 YEARS OF SCOUTING 2014 In conjunction with a Catholic Boy Scouts group, Team 1208 traveled to the Our Lady of the Snows Shrine, where we promoted an interest in engineering through demonstrations of our robot and our interaction with the children.
  83. 83. Pennies for patients 2013-2015 While coordinating with the Pennies for Patients Program, the Metool Brigade raised $1,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fund research to find a cure.
  84. 84. Wounded warriors drive 2013-2014 An example of our contributions to the community involves the Wounded Warriors Program, through which each robotics team member donated life essentials to soldiers who were injured while serving our country.
  85. 85. Crayon and coloring book drive 2014 Hoping to provide entertainment for the sick children at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the Metool Brigade collected crayons and coloring books to give them, bringing happiness to kids and their families in our Metro-East area.
  86. 86. Adopt a family Christmas drivE 2012-2013 In the spirit of giving, team members donated money to go towards gifts, such as clothing and games, to a family in need for Christmas.
  87. 87. Benefit for Barbara Hamilton 2013 Team 1208 worked with a student group to organize a benefit for Barbara Hamilton, a local woman fighting brain cancer, who greatly appreciated our support.
  88. 88. siMMs’ hOuse clean up 2012 When a fellow student’s house burned down, our team wanted to help in every way possible. We saved personal mementos, took photographs for the insurance company, and salvaged everything we could.
  89. 89. Book drive 2012 and 2015 Members of the Metool Brigade worked with our school’s National Honor Society to set up a book drive. Students each brought in three or more books to donate to OTHS’s feeder schools.
  90. 90. Troop care packages 2011-2013 In the name of FIRST, the Metool Brigade has sponsored a service project to send care packages to deployed troops. Additionally, our entire high school participated by donating items to send to deployed soldiers.
  91. 91. Food drive 2012-2013 In hopes of improving the holidays for families in need, Team 1208 collected hundreds of items to donate to our town’s food pantry.
  92. 92. Shoes for Haiti 2012 In conjunction with OTHS, the Metool Brigade collected around one hundred pairs of shoes to send to the previously earthquake-stricken Haiti.
  93. 93. Red out 2011 Robotics Team 1208 participated in our school’s Red Out basketball game and sold t-shirts to raise money for the American Heart Association.
  94. 94. Sponsored trip to Haiti 2011 To share FIRST worldwide, the Metool Brigade sponsored a team member to go to Haiti on a mission trip. She shared FIRST with the Haitians when she personally delivered the calculators and coloring books.
  95. 95. Haiti calculator drive 2011 Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Metool Brigade set up a calculator drive, which collected over four hundred calculators for the underprivileged Haitian children.
  96. 96. Coloring books for Haiti 2011 Team 1208 created a coloring book to donate to the children of Haiti; these were presented to the kids by a Metool Brigade member on a mission trip. These books inspire hope among the kids whose country has yet to recover fully from the devastating earthquakes.
  97. 97. The game 2015 This year’s game is Recycle Rush, which consists of stacking totes, tubs, and manipulating pool noodles, known as “litter,” in an alliance with two other teams. There are three parts: an autonomous period, where the robot operates without a driver, a manual portion with operation control, and a coopertition period that involves stacking totes together with our opponents.
  98. 98. Ftc kickoff 2013 As a sponsor for FTC Team 7340, members of Team 1208 attended the FTC Kickoff and helped competing teams with their robots.
  99. 99. Ftc qualifier 2014 We build a real-life replica of the course to practice for the FTC Qualifier.
  100. 100. End of build season Scrimmage 2013-2015 Team 1208 held a local scrimmage with our local teams in the Multi-Purpose Room in order to test and show off all of the robots in a competitive environment, while promoting the FIRST value of coopertition.
  101. 101. Gateway robotics challenge 2015 Before the start of the FRC season, the Metool Brigade hosted the first annual Gateway Robotics Challenge, connecting local teams and mentors in the St. Louis region.
  102. 102. Frc robot scramble 2012-2013 Under FIRST’s ideal of coopertiton, Team 1208 practiced last year’s game by competing against other robots in friendly scrimmage matches at the St. Louis Science Center to prepare for upcoming Regional Competitions.
  103. 103. St. Louis Regional 2013 After qualifying sixteenth, we were drafted into an alliance with Team 3284 and Team 2408. We won all but one elimination match on our way to becoming regional champions and also won the Regional Chairman’s Award for the first time in eleven years.
  104. 104. Crossroads Regional 2013 The Metool Brigade traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana, as a veteran team to participate in the rookie year of the Crossroads Regional. In the elimination rounds, we allied with Team 931 and Team 1094, two St. Louis area teams who we’ve built sustainable relationships with.
  105. 105. World Championship 2013 On Team 1208’s sixth trip to the FIRST World Championship, we finished with a record of 4-4-0 and we were very pleased to score over 100 points in four different matches. Through this adventure, we gained experience and made connections within the FIRST community.
  106. 106. Student Ambassador, Kansas City Regional 2012 Members of the Metool Brigade went to the Kansas City Regional to inform newcomers about robotics and competition, answer questions, and walk people through the pits.
  107. 107. Science Center Scrimmage 2012 Wanting to practice before competition, we brought our training field to the STL Science Center to scrimmage with other Metro-area teams. Additionally, we provided assistance to any team who needed help with its robot.
  108. 108. Kansas City Regional 2012 Team 1208 earned the Innovation in Control award and captured second place in competition at the 2012 Kansas City Regional.
  109. 109. St. Louis Regional 2011 In addition to having a Dean’s List Finalist, our team won the Entrepreneurship Award at the 2011 St. Louis Regional.
  110. 110. St. Louis Regional 2012 The Metool Brigade was proud to have a member named as a Dean’s List Finalist, as well as to receive the Innovation in Control Award.
  111. 111. Championship 2012 At the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, our robot participated in the game Rebound Rumble and placed 14th in our divi-
  112. 112. Smoky Mountain Regional Knoxville, Tennessee March 31, 2012 Because of our generosity on the field, in the pits, and in the stands, Team 1208 was awarded the Gracious Professionalism Award.

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