About the team


 

Hello welcome to the Rusty Nail Robotics. Here we will tell you about ourselves and what we do!

When Rusty Nail Robotics, formally known as Tippmann robotics, was first formed it was just Cale and Orrin. We struggled through the 2020-2021 and got the rookie award. Fast forward a few months and we were working on there second FTC season. After a month or two of struggling to keep up, we decide that inviting a good friend of ours onto the team. That good friend of ours name is James. Soon enough we started working together on things and grew into a close group.  We talked things over with each other and thought of ways to fix and make better parts. After a month of Saturday practices we had a functioning robot and a well thought out plan. Cale does social relations and machined parts. James does CAD and built/fix the robot. Orrin programmed the robot and is our main driver. We have a well thought out plan. Every once in a while we would try something different and would swap positions. This plan has worked and we even got the chance to go to state. We said yes and went home to make some modifications to our robot. While at state or robot had some malfunctions and unfortunately didn’t make it to the world competition in Houston, TX. Although we didn’t make it all the way to Houston, we celebrated because we had made it as far as we did.

Cale T.

Team Member


Cale is 15 and is in 9th grade. She goes to New Underwood School. This is Cale’s third year on Rusty Nail Robotics. She is our main Public Relations person. Her favorite part is machining parts with her dad and mentor (Mr. Tippmann).

“you ok over there”

Orrin v.

Team member


Orrin is 14 and in 9th grade. He goes to New Underwood School. This is Orrin’s third year on Rusty Nail Robotics. He is our main programmer and main driver. His favorite part of robotics is driving the robot.

“oops”

James C.

Team member


James is 14 and in 9th grade. He goes to New Underwood School. This is James’ second year on Rusty Nail Robotics. He is our main CAD guy and physical engineer. His favorite part of robotics is building the robot and problem solving.

“ouch”

Carson V.

Team member


Carson is 13 and in the 7th grade at New Underwood school. This is Carson’s first year in First Tech Challenge. He is one of our physical engineers

“ouch”