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 reluctantly 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 worlds. Although we didn’t make it to worlds, we celebrated because we had made it this far.

Cale T

Team Member


Cale is 14 and is in 8th grade. She goes to New Underwood School. This is Cale’s 2nd 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 8th grade. He goes to New Underwood School. This is Orrin’s second 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 8th grade. He goes to New Underwood School. This is James’ first 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”