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The WATTNESS FIRST team is made up of engineers, teachers, and students from the Wyalusing, Athens, Towanda, Troy, Northeast, and Sayre School Districts, plus adult volunteers from around the community. The WATTNESS team is divided into several different sections, each charged with doing a certain part of what is needed to design and build the robot, from construction to public relations.

The teams are shown below.


The Internet team is responsible for keeping up relations with the public via the Internet. They are also charged with keeping the team up to date with the US FIRST web site.

Members: Renata Stiehl, Jared Oldroyd, Jesse MacNett, Deanna Root

Public Relations/Documentation

The public relations team is in charge of keeping up good relations with the masses and with potential sponsors, as well as keeping current sponsors up to date. They document the proceedings with notes, pictures, and film.

Members: Stacey Woodruff, Deanna Root, Marta Scholl, Amanda Cole


The controllers team is responsible for programming the robot to perform it's specified functions and for actually driving the robot at the competition.

Members Zach West, Darren Roy, Justin Navickas


The animation team creates a computer-generated video for the purpose of hyping the robot for the competition. Using 3D Studio Max, this group of students ventures into the exciting world of 3D animation!

Members: Renata Stiehl, Nate Swetland, Pete Dehaan, Ryan Haggerty, Josh Bowman


The fund-raising team keeps track of finances, as well as searching out potential sponsors and asking for donations.

Members: Xyline Robinson, Stacey Woodruff


The Design Team is divided into several sections, one for each major section of the robot. The sections are:

Mobility: This team's function is to create a base that will effectively summount the puck with ease, speed, and grace and enable the floppy handlig team to retrieve and store floppies.

Members: Owen Brown, Bill Butler, Luke Krauss, Ryan Irace, Brad Beebe

Floppy Handling- The persons in this area are charged with finding a way to obtain the teams floppies and to elevate them for the highest amount of points.

Members: Brad Beebe, Geoff Hollister, Tad Soden, Mike Connell

CAD- Those in charge of the Computer Aided Drafting draw images of the robot to exact dimensions to aid us in the design and perfection of the robot.

Members: Dan Swain, Zach West, Ryan Irace

Drive Train- Those in charge of the Computer Aided Drafting draw images of the robot to exact dimensions to aid us in the design and perfection of the robot.

Members: Luke Krauss, Brad Beebe

Fabrication- The designers in this section are in charge of finding a way to make the robot most efficient in it's task, along with fabricating it once they have an approved design.

Members: Ryan Irace, Luke Krauss, Brad Beebe, Geoff Hollister, Zach West

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