We are a group of high school students and adult volunteers that learn, explore, and celebrate science and technology. Through the international organization FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology, we build a robot to compete each year. We experience excitement of the challenge, create life-long relationships, and have fun. But we do much more than that. Through collaboration and leadership from students and mentors, ours students develop work ethic, professionalism, and pride.

Our team encourages younger students to experience the same excitement of engineering through programs like FLL and VEX. The Waukesha VEX League Competition and League Nights are hosted by our team. Along with VEX, we also hold FLL competitions and encourage members to mentor FLL teams. In both of these venues, and in many others, we display our robot and enlighten them about FRC. Through this, we excite, inspire and celebrate engineering.

Recent News

Off to Milwaukee!

Greetings and salutations! As you may know, CORE won the Chairman’s award at the Midwest Regional. As the excitement gradually declines from that historic event, team members have been working tirelessly.

On the 27th of March, CORE will be heading off to Milwaukee to compete at the Milwaukee Regional held in the panther arena. If you would like to see us compete, the event is free and will be held March 29th and March 30th from 8am to 5pm.

  • Mechanical: Designed a new manipulator, and steel bar fabrication for lift stability.
  • Controls: Built new parts and editing our pack list.
  • Programming: Continued work on LEDs, vision, and autonomous routines.
  • Drivers: Continued practice with robot in a match-like atmosphere.
  • Outreach: Refined the Chairman’s presentation and produced over 500 buttons.

Until then, CORE is refining our presentations for judges and improving our robot in preparation for the Wisconsin Regional, and for the World Championship in Detroit. We will continue to provide updates on our progress in our weekly blog posts.

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Competition Season: Midwest Regional Recap and Milwaukee Regional Preparation

Happy Pi Day! Last weekend March 8-9, CORE competed in the Midwest Regional at the Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago. Our team advanced to finals with our alliance winning second place; more importantly, we won the esteemed Chairman’s Award for the first time in CORE’s 13 year history qualifying us for FIRST Championship. “The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award in FIRST® Robotics Competition. The award recognizes a team that reflects sustained excellence and impact within the FIRST community, in its own community, and beyond.”

In preparation for the upcoming Milwaukee Regional on March 28-30 at the Milwaukee Panther Arena, subteams are actively refining our practice robot. The Programming subteam is improving the Waypoint Follower, and Mechanical has replaced the hatch manipulators. Scoutagy is troubleshooting problems with the comment section on match reports, enabling our team to create access details about future alliance partners and opponents. Controls rewired the practice robot and the Safety subteam has updated the injury report documents.

The Outreach subteam has given tours to the WEPA Governance Board, published a press release (which you can find here), and sent a letter to our sponsors, telling them about our accomplishment. (Winning the Chairman’s Award!)

Until then, CORE is refining our presentations for judges and improving our robot in preparation for the Wisconsin Regional, and for the World Championship in Detroit. We will continue to provide updates on our progress in our weekly blog posts.

If you would like to stay even more informed about CORE, take a look at our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Build Season: Week 6

Greetings and Salutations! With only 3 days until bag day, subteams are “in crunch mode”. Bag day is the day when all work on the competition robot needs to be done and the robot is packed for competition. With the extreme weather causing school cancellations, CORE has missed meeting times. Due to this and the limited time until bag day, we are scheduling additional meetings.

Last Saturday, members of the Outreach subteam traveled to Milwaukee for the annual MSOE Cub Scout STEM Fair. We taught Cub Scouts how to cut, strip, and crimp wire. With these skills, they were able to make their own bracelets to take home. Outreach subteam also submitted the Chairman’s Essay and Woodie Flowers Essay and worked on the Chairman’s video.

While fabricating the robot, the Mechanical subteam has encountered some problems with the robot. Using problem solving skills, they fixed the problems and continued their work.

The Controls subteam remade the control board to better fit in the available space. They also tested ultrasonic, which brought them reliable test data which they may use on the robot. The Programming subteam helped Controls test the ultrasonic, worked on autonomous actions, and updated their web dashboard.

The Field subteam has completely finished the field and are now working on other tasks, such as robot bumper design, or rejoining their original subteams.
Well, that about wraps up all that is happening on CORE 2062. If you want to keep up with CORE 2062 even more, you can check out our twitter, facebook, and instagram.

Build Season: Week 5

Hola mis amigos! Welcome to build season week 5! Last week, we missed multiple meetings due to extreme weather conditions closing schools (-50° wind chill, thanks Wisconsin), so we are working to revise our schedule to make up for lost time.

Outreach has been working on our Chairman’s award, which requires an essay, 13 questions, a video, and a presentation. The Woodie Flowers nomination, which is an award given to a mentor selected by the team, is being finalized.

Mechanical and Design accomplished a lot in the past week! Design finished designing the manipulators and Mechanical finished the chassis, continued work on the lift for the robot, and began manufacturing the manipulators.

Programming tested the drivetrain code, and is working on code for the “sandstorm” part of the competition. Controls has been using AutoCAD electrical to design their control board and is also in the process of building it.Thanks for checking out our blog post. Be sure to check out our Twitter and Instagram and check us out again next week. Until then, have a great week!

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