NORTH FULTON, Ga. — Ten North Fulton high school students who did not have access to FIRST Robotics Competition teams in their schools decided to do what seemed impossible: form their own independent FRC team, Reset Robotics. The students come from Cambridge, Milton and Alpharetta High Schools as well as some home schoolers.
Due to the high competition cost, most FRC teams are hosted by schools and comprised of at least 25 students and several adult coaches and mentors. Reset Robotics has only 10 members, one coach, and an 18 year old mentor.
As a rookie team, they’ve successfully created a team logo and brand (including website, social media marketing, promotional materials) built a pit/booth, and built and programmed a robot to compete a pre-determined set of tasks at competition in only six weeks. They’ve also raised over $35,000 through corporate sponsorships and donations to cover the cost of their competition season.
Reset Robotics recently competed at the State FRC Championships in Athens, against other area high school teams such as Roswell, Central and South Forsyth, Walton, Wheeler, Lassiter, Marist and Westminster. They were awarded the Rookie All Star Award, a top honor, earning them a spot in the FRC World Championship in Houston, TX, April 19-22.
More information about the team can be found on their website resetrobotics.org or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ResetRobotics.