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2011 Game

Playing pieces are inner tubes shaped like the components of the FIRST logo. The primary objective of the game is to place them on racks to gain points. In the endgame, robots deploy smaller robots ("minibots") to climb a tower. Minibots must be made from the FIRST Tech Challenge kit of parts. The game celebrates the 20th season of the FRC and is also meant to commemorate the artist Jack Kamen, who designed the original FIRST logo.
Members

The Fighting Pi's 2010 Robot Seniors:
Ted (Richmond)
Jacob (Richmond)
Rachel (Armada)
Eric (Armada)
Desirae (Armada)

Juniors:
Krystal (Armada)
Trevor (Richmond)
Michael (Richmond)
Lauren (Armada)
Alexandria (Armada)
Jon (Armada)
Jessica (Memphis)
Vincent (New Haven)
Cristhian (Armada)
Kurt (Richmond)

Sophomores:
Nick (Richmond)
Stephen (Armada)
Melissa (Armada)
Eric (Armada)

Freshmen:
Alysa (Armada)
Eric (Armada)
Alissa (Armada)
Andrew (Richmond)
Ron (Armada)
Michael (Armada)
Jamie (Armada)
Michael (Armada)
Steven (Armada)
Collin (Armada)

Team Captains

Mechanical: Alexandria (Junior)
Controls: Jacob (Senior)
Business: Rachel (Senior)

Lead Mentors

Craig Roys: Team Coach/Head Mentor- Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences
Craig Tobey: Mechanical Lead Mentor- L & L Products
Tom Line: Controls Lead Mentor- Ford Motor Company
Paul Gianferrara: Business/CAD Lead Mentor- Competition Division-Faurecia Corporation
Judy Tobey: Business Lead Mentor- Public Relations Division- St. John's Hospital, Port Huron

SponsorsAllendale, Michigan

Ford Motor Company
A & M Marketing
Chrysler Foundation
Oakland University
NuStep Inc.
INTRA Co.
Richmond Rotary
Mr. and Mrs. Ligon
Emhart Teknologies
Knights of Columbus Council 7561
Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences
IBM
Troy, Michigan
Competitions

West Michigan District Competition
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
March 18-19, 2011

Rank: 10 of 40

Awards:
District Chairman's Award

Troy District Competition
Troy Athens High School
Ypsilanti, Michigan Troy, MI
April 1-2, 2011

Rank: 7 of 40

Awards:
Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation

Michigan State Championship
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
April 7-9, 2011

Rank: 19 of 64

Awards:
Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
St. Louis, Missouri
FIRST World Championship
Edward Jones Dome
St. Louis, MO
April 27-30, 2011

Rank: 11 of 88

FIRST Robotics Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences The Chrysler Foundation Richmond Rotary Master Pneumatic Ford Motor Company

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