Stryke Force 4-H FIRST Robotics Team 2767 is a community robotics team based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We are FRC 2767, FTC 7228, FTC 8553 and FTC 15106.
Come on Down to Stryke Force's 2019 Open Houses!
Posted on May 11, 2019 by Audrey R.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Stryke Force Open Houses! Everyone is welcome to stop by and check us out for this interactive tour and demonstration at the Stryke Force build space.Are you a student interested in learning more about STEM or Business in a fun community of like-minded people? Are you one of our many supportive family members, mentors, or sponsors? Are you a community memner looking for a interesting way to spend an hour? Then come by the Stryke Force Build space at 3800 Midlink Drive, Kalamazoo, 49048 and join us for food, a tour, and a whole bunch of robots!Open Houses run:May 18th from 11:00 to 1:00May 20th & 21st from 6:00 to 7:30We look forward to seeing you there!
Stryke Force at the 2019 FIRST Championship in Detroit
Posted on May 10, 2019 by Ethan L.
Last month, the best teams of the world—bringing more than 40,000 people, and from 70+ countries—descended upon Detroit for the FIRST Robotics Championship. With great expectations of us coming from our status as back-to-back world champions, we advanced to the finals and finished there with a record of 14-2-0. Competing against 136 teams for 8 awards, Stryke Force also received the Excellence in Engineering Award, for an outstanding design and the ability of our students to explain the iteration and concepts linked to the design.Although the amazing experience of World’s is over, the off-season is just starting. The team will soon be starting to discuss lessons learned and how to move forward, and holding a mentor retirement party, Community Open Houses, and other community-based events. We work to show our best on the world stage each year. It is a long process and as students we could not do it alone. We would like to take a moment and thank our mentors and parents who fed us, encouraged us, corrected us, drove us and helped make us better people. We would also like to thank our sponsors. Without your generous support we would not be able to accomplish all of the things we dream about.Go Stryke Force!
Stryke Force Students Compete in Science Olympiad
Posted on April 24, 2019 by Zach Z.
A few weeks ago, four Stryke Force students competed in a Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. Science Olympiad is a Nationwide scholastic program where team members compete against other teams in 23 events from written exam events like anatomy and physiology, to
hands-on events like circuit lab, as well as engineering build events. Since Stryke Force is a community team, many of us attend different schools, or are homeschooled. Some of us competed against each other, creating an exciting competition. Throughout the preparations for this season, we had many events to work on prior to the regional tournament. A few of the events that the Stryke Force students competed in involved engineering devices that are capable of performing given tasks. There is no doubt that the vast amount of knowledge gained from robotics helped us excel in these events. In fact, all four engineering events were won by Stryke Force students either from Portage Central or Portage Northern. The engineering events that we spent a significant amount of time on were Mission Possible (a chain reaction machine), Wright Stuff (a balsa wood airplane powered by a rubber band that flew for 2 minutes and 52 seconds, which is a whole minute longer than the second place team), a mousetrap vehicle that travels in two directions, and Boomilever (a lightweight wooden structure) that held over 1000 times its own weight. Both the mission possible device and mousetrap vehicle were designed in CAD, and were constructed from many 3D printed parts. Because of the information we had gathered in Stryke Force about the importance of material selection, both the plane and boomilever were carefully thought out in order to maximize efficiency. Throughout our whole experience in robotics, we have been able to learn the intricacies of design and manufacturing in a way that we can effectively apply these skills both inside and outside of the Stryke Force Team.
Stryke Force at the Michigan State Championship
Posted on April 24, 2019 by Ethan L.
This past weekend at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan, Team
2767 Stryke Force competed with the best FIRST robotics teams in the entire
state (Michigan also has the most FIRST Robotics teams in the country, at
542!). We finished in the semifinals, at Rank 3, with a record of 15-4-0 that
came with the 210 total points we earned. Our team now ranks 6th in the state,
and as the Division Championship Winner, the team also earned the Quality Award
sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation. Of course, we couldn’t have done
this without our sponsors!Please come and see our team as we compete with the best teams in the world at
the FIRST Championship in Detroit, Michigan, next week! Please join us if you
can, or watch us play on Curie Field on Blue Alliance.
Stryke Force at the Kentwood District Competition
Posted on April 05, 2019 by Ethan L.
This past weekend at East Kentwood High School up near Grand Rapids, Stryke Force participated in our second competition with great success! Over the course of the two days of competing, Team 2767 finished in the Finals, cementing our position as a District Event Finalist in a tight-scoring last two matches. The team finished in Rank 2, with a record of 14-4-0. In addition to the robotics side of competition, the team also earned the Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. According to the official FIRST rankings, the team is now ranked 22nd in the state and rapidly rising up! We have our next competition at Saginaw Valley State University for the State Championship only next week.