About Us

 Roc City Robotix is a FIRST Robotics team located in Rochester NY.  We are a Rochester City School District sponsored team that draws from Rochester City High School’s students whose High School does not have their own team.  We compete in USFirst’s First Robotics Competition (FRC) and we meet and build our robots at the Rochester Engineering Center located in the lower level of Edison Career and Technology High School, 655 Colfax Street, Rochester NY 14606.  Our next scheduled meeting may be found on our calendar.

We meet in the Rochester Engineering Center located on the lower level of the Edison Career and Technology High School, 655 Colfax Street, Rochester NY 14606. Entrance is off of Colfax on the East side in the South East corner of the building.

This year we  competing at the Fingerlakes Regional at Rochester Institute of Technology, March 2017.  Our next competition will be at the Ra-Cha-Cha Ruckus held in the Fall.

In 2017 we competed at the Finger Lake’s Regional and finished the qualifying matches ranked 17th.  We were picked by the sixth alliance and eliminated in the Semi Finals.  We’re looking forward to the Ra-Cha-Cha Ruckus in the fall.

2017 Sponsors:

The Rochester City School District
Xerox
Thomson Reuters
Passero Associates
Terry and Sherri Taber
Glover-Crask Charitable Trust
Optimation

Roc City Robotix 2017 Team Picture at RIT Finger Lakes Regional

Roc City Robotix 2017 Team Picture at RIT Finger Lakes Regional

2017 Team Leaders:

RCSD Teachers:

Mike Couglar

Lead Mentor / Website Moderator:

Kurt Sanger

2017 Participating Schools:

World Of Inquiry School #58
Edison Career and Technology High School
Vanguard Collegiate High School
RCSD Home Schooled Students

In 2016 we did not do well at the Finger Lake’s Regional.  We had designed a tank drive and were drawing too much current.  After the event we changed our gear ratio and were able to drive much better.  However it took us the whole Ruckus to set add enough tension to the tank treads to keep them from falling off their tracks.

In 2015  we competed at the USFirst FRC Championships in St. Louis and at at Fingerlake’s Regional at Rochester Institute of Technology, March 26-28, 2015.  At the championships we played on the Newton Field and placed 30th out of 76 teams.  It was very exciting for our first time there.

At RIT we were seeded 14th.  In the Quarterfinals we were paired with Team 1126, Sparx from Webster NY, and Team 1507, the Warlocks from Lockport NY, where we finished 3rd.

2015 Team Photo

2015 Team Photo taken at RIT USFirst Fingerlakes Regional

2016 Sponsors:

Rochester City School District (RCSD)
First Niagra Private Client Services
Thomson Reuters
Arnold Magnetic Technologies
Optimation
Kingsburry
SMC Metal
3D Systems and The Coca-Cola Company for the Cube Ekocycle 3D Printer
SolidWorks
AutoDesk

2016 Team Leaders:

RCSD Teachers:

Mike Couglar

Lead Mentor / Website Moderator:

Kurt Sanger

2016 Participating Schools:

World Of Inquiry School #58

2015 Sponsors:

Rochester City School District (RCSD)
Thomson Reuters
Arnold Magnetic Technolgies
Optimation
Kingsburry
SMC Metal
3D Systems and The Coca-Cola Company for the Cube Ekocycle 3D Printer
SolidWorks
AutoDesk

2015 Team Leaders:

RCSD Teachers:

Meghan Slack
Mike Couglar

Lead Mentor / Website Moderator:

Kurt Sanger

2015 Participating Schools:

East High School
North East College Prep
World Of Inquiry School #58

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Our 2015 Robot with Sponsor Logos

2014

Our 2014 Team, less a few scraglers.

Our 2014 Team, less a few scragglers.

2014 Sponsors:

Rochester City School District
Thomson Reuters
Ravi Engineering
Arnold Magnetic Technologies
Optimation
Kingsbury

2014 Sponsors displayed on our robot.

2014 Sponsors displayed on our robot.

2014 Participating Schools:
North East College Prep
World of Inquiry
East High School

2013 Sponsors:
Rochester City School District
Optimation & Kingsbury
PTC
Sanger Family Dental

2013 Participating Schools:
Leadership Academy for Young Men
North East College Prep
North West College Prep
School Without Walls Commencement Accademy
World of Inquiry School No. 58
Young Adults Evening High School