Student Life

Robotics

Students at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School participate on a robotics team that gives us hands on experience in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

This is a highly regarded international program developed by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The FIRST Program was developed "to create a world where science and technology are celebrated...where young people dream of being science and technology heroes." Conceptualized by Dean Kamen, a research scientist in the field of robotics, the FIRST program seeks to combine the rigors of academic excellence with the excitement of sports.

With the assistance of teachers and professional engineers, we will build a robot as we learn about electrical, mechanical and computer engineering, and design. This experience will help shape our scientific interests and build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills, that will motivate us to pursue opportunities in the hard sciences. We will apply classroom lessons, develop teamwork, and learn real-world problem-solving skills as we compete against other teams in district, regional, and world competitions.


Robotics Events

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  • 2019 FIRST Robotics Kickoff

    The Bishop Eustace Robotics Team is now preparing for the KICKOFF of the FIRST Robotics competition on Saturday,January 5, 2019. At this event, we will watch the live broadcast of the game introduction and receive our "kit of parts".  We will then head back to Bishop Eustace and begin the analysis and design of the robot to meet the requirements of the competition.

    For a game teaser and more information, please check out FIRST Robotics "Destination: Deep Space" announcment.
  • NOVEMBER 16, 2018 - Bishop Eustace All-In Fundraiser

    Please come support Robotics and Bishop Eustace at the community-building fundrasier All In! hosted by the BEP Administration and the Bishop Eustace Parents' Associaiton (BEPA).  Participating in this community-wide fundraiser is our major fall fundraising activity.  When purchasing raffle tickets for All In!, please designate Robotics as a CTO (Club, Team, Organization) to receive whatever portion of your donation you deem appropriate.  Thanks!
  • NOVEMBER 3, 2018 - RAMP RIOT COMPETITION

    Bishop Eustace will be competing this fall!  FRC Team 341 hosts the nineteenth annual Ramp Riot, an off-season FIRST Robotics Competition Event.

    Saturday,  November 3, 2018 | 8am-5PM
  • PARENTS MEETING OCTOBER 17, 2018

    There will be a Parent Meeting for all members of the Bishop Eustace Robotics Team on Wednesday, Ocotober 17, 2018.  The meeting will be in the Science Building during our 5:30-8:30 weekly team meeting.  Hope to see you there!

Support Eustace Robotics

The cost for competing each year is approximately $25,000 or more.  This estimate includes the registration fee for the two district events, regional championship, and world championiship.  In addition to the registration fess, the team will need to purchase supplies and materials to build the robot for the current competition.  The robot challenge is different each year and only a select number of components can be re-used for the new robot.  The team will also have to purchase materials and tools to build the test field to help validate the design prior to the competition.  Your help would be greatly appreciated to help the team meet their goals for this robotics season.  Your contributions can be made online here at SUPPORT ROBOTICS.  You may also download a Sponsor Form located in the "Downloads" section of this web page.  Thank you for your support!

Announcements

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  • Competition Dates

    • Mid-Atlantic Regional (MAR) District Events
      Week 1 (March 1 - 3, 2019): Hatboro-Horsham
      Week 2 (March 8 - 10, 2019): Mount Olive, Westtown
      Week 3 (March 15 - 17, 2019): Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy, Bridgewater-Raritan
      Week 4 (March 22 - 24, 2019): Seneca
      Week 5 (March 29 - 31, 2019): Montgomery, Bensalem
      (We will participate in two of the District events.)

      April 3, 4, 5, & 6, 2019 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, Lehigh University Stabler Athletic Center, Bethlehem, PA
      April 24, 25, 26, 27/, 2019 - F.I.R.S.T. World Championship, Detriot, MI

    * (BOLD) Designates Competition Dates and Events Bert is participating
  • Awards and Recognition

    • 2017 World Championship St. Louis - Curie Division (ranked 31 of 68 teams)
    • 2017 Mid-Atlantic Region - Ranked #8 (120 Teams)
    • 2017 Mid-Atlantic District Championship - Finalist, Team Captain #4 Alliance (ranked 4 of 60 teams)
    • 2017 Seneca District Event - Quarter-Finalist (ranked 21 of 37 teams)
    • 2017 Westtown District Event - Semi-Finalist (ranked 12 of 31 teams)
    • 2017 Westtown District Event - Imagery Award
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Sponsors

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Archive

Robotics Videos

2017 Mid Atlantic Championship

Contact Us

To contact the Robotics Mentor for information or suggestions, please email Ray Carlin. Thank you for your interest and suggestions that you provide to us.


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