We are Falkon Robotics, FRC team 589, with an enrollment of 115 students, we have 13 mentors, and 10 college age mentors in training. Almost half of those students have volunteered to mentor in FLL, an outreach program for younger engineers who we hope will be inspired by the actions of our team. We participate in FIRST Robotics Competition and share our passion for engineering with our community.
Team 589 maintains a supportive culture through a second family approach. Through FLL programs and outreach events, FRC 589 inspires others, and in turn, facilitates self-insights. These activities help us grow our team and grow as a team, and encourages members of the community to be involved in STEAM. Our team collaborates with our mentors to further improve our technical capabilities, building on our solid foundations with innovative design features at appropriate risk levels.
FRC is the ultimate competition for the mind. We have 6 weeks to understand the game, design, and built a robot to accomplish several tasks. The game includes a series of complex actions that if completed provide points that will rank our team higher, and help us win the competition. In addition we raise money by seeking sponsors and providing outreach to establish the 589 name. Surpassing these obstacles help us grow as team, work on our leadership skills, and learn how the real life works.
For those who have never heard of FLL before, it is a program in which elementary, and middle school students make LEGO robots that accomplish specialized tasks. This program encourages innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. The students are divided into groups of 10 that all work together to compete with other teams. We volunteer to mentor the students and keep them on task so that they can have a engaging and enjoyable experience with STEAM.
This FIRST program kicks off in August each year. FRC 589 helps inspire young children (ages 7-14) to become engineers, scientists, technologists, and more. It's a fun way to earn community service hours, and also increases the chance of those students joining our program when they get to high school. This provides an opportunity for the younger students to see what engineering is like, and possibly be inspired to seek a career in engineering.
If you are interested in helping out in the FIRST Lego League, find a school that is participating in the program, then tell Ms. Martos that you are volunteering for the program. If you don't know of any schools that might need help, contact Ms. Martos at Lyn@cvrobots.com. More information is available in the FLL Guide below.
These logos are from companies that sponsored us. We appreciate a helping hand and we know others do to, every year we need enough money to cover registration in FIRST, fund our robotics activities, and offset transportation to competition. We need tools and parts to build our robot so that we can all work together fluently.
If you own a business and you would be interested in conducting a fundraiser with CV Robotics, please contact our head mentor Lyn Repath-Martos at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be more than happy to work out the terms of the fundraiser with you, according to your needs. The event would generally entail a "dine-out night", where a percentage of the day's proceeds would directly benefit CV Robotics. In turn, however, it will also benefit your business.
If you would like to see your company logo at the top of this page, and are interested in sponsoring our team, please contact our head mentor Lyn Repath-Martos at email@example.com.
Donating helps our students achieve their goals. Our team of students builds a robot every year to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Your money will be used to purchase robot parts for our competitions, fund our transportation and help us raise awareness about our program.
If you have supplies or materials (e.g., tools, machines, parts) that would be useful for building robots, please contact Lyn Repath-Martos at firstname.lastname@example.org.