The team focuses on its annual participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The US FIRST organization was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989, citing its goals as, "to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." Each year, it challenges teams to design, build, wire and program a robot within a six week time period. The build season culminates in regional competitions, as well as a final championship. The mission of this competition is to encourage the active participation of youth, in the hopes of inspiring them to pursue STEM related fields.
Since its founding, the Brooklyn TechKnights have competed each year, gaining a vast collection of knowledge and experience. The team continues to refine its technique by fostering the growth of successive generations of engineers, ones who will not only dominate in competition, but will become leaders in their respective fields.
Doth my nugs bequeath me?
This is a really deep quote.
Every moment is a time to teach and a time to learn.
I don't talk that much.
ProgrammingThe programmers are responsible for writing the code that makes the robot come alive, figuratively speaking. The coding process starts the very first day, after game strategies are laid out by the team. Flow charts are made and then the programmers go off to their tasks. They write the code for the robot's basic functions before it is built and then continue with more advanced programs- like the autonomous code- after the body is made and wired.
Scoutmaster, Website Manager
Embedded Systems Specialist
Two words: Murphy's Law
Excel is my favorite language.
You gotta risk it to get the biscuit.
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Nothing's better than a burrito.
ElectricalFollowing the initial prototyping stages, the electrical division analyzes the body of the robot to determine the best way to layout the wiring and components. The members wire everything as neatly and efficiently as possible to ease any troubleshooting that may happen in the future. They work closely with the programming division because the wiring can affect how the code is carried out.
I love robotics.
Words cannot explain what this bio has to say!!
Do I need a quote? Does it matter?
hi i am a robot
My relationship status is: in Engineering
Junior in the Electrical Engineering major. Passionate about STEM
MechanicalThe mechanical division comprises the largest part of the team, with 12 members this year. Immediately after Kickoff, this division develops the basic design for the robot, after which they then utilize the Autodesk Inventor program to digitally model the robot components. Following this, they are able to start building components and prototyping while keeping in mind space, weight, and other various constraints. Most of the body is machined in Brooklyn Tech's own machine shop by the team members.
I'm here to build things and meme, and I'm all out of memes.
I've always wanted to become an engineer. If all else fails, I will become a comedian. Just kidding.
Sleep is optional, coffee is not.
Excited to start my third year of being on the robotics team
Don't forget to be awesome
Can someone tell me what I should write in my bio?
"You can fix my gears."-Robotics Kickoff Video 2k17
I plan on building something.
HAWT GLUE GUN??
Mech & Robotics major. Token tall guy.
Pretend I wrote something deep and affecting.
There are no flaws in my code.
Live, learn, engineer.
"Robotics is like sailing, no one respects either."
I don't know what to do..
Robotics is amazing and I love everything to do with this
I like all the feilds of robotics, but i take passion in mechanical engineering the most
MediaOur media divison is responsible for documenting our team's endeavors for our website's blog. The medias serve as both our photographers and videographers as they coordinate with our website manager to distribute our content to the world. This division also allows for students who may not be interested in engineering to nevertheless contribute to the robotics team.
Nathanael Lopezno you
Team CoachSomeone help us. We are in the hands of engineers.
Programming CoachRobots are like people. 3D printed people. Robots are the future of people.