Core Values of Ironclad
“We believe all accidents are preventable, so we do everything safely and responsibly or not at all”
-Shea Atkins, Safety Lead
We keep the working environment clean in order to work efficiently.
“Gracious Professionalism is one of the most important values of FIRST and one our team holds to the highest degree. A simple way to describe Graious Proffesionalism is ‘treat others the way you want to be treated'”
– Chaitaniya Masrani, Captain
We show gratefulness and humility to the FIRST Community.
After one year of Ironclad I have improves and grown in a lot of areas. Specifically I have changes by being a harder worker. Before I did Ironclad I half hearted everything I did, but after that I realized that if I wanted to get things done all was going to have to work harder. And that change was made. I mean with that six week span from kickoff to bag day, you need to work hard to get it all done. One awesome thing I have done with Ironclad was going to the competition. Don’t get me wrong I love the building and experience in that, but competition is a whole new thing that is just a blast. Ironclad is important in the community because of all the outreach we do, we help people and companies that help us and we help others that don’t. Well, since i have only experienced Power Up, I am going to go with Power Up. I would like Ironclad sponsors to know how hard working we are. Also with your help we will charge to victory!! Also if you are there for us, we will be there for you, all the time!! My favorite story with Ironclad was the Sleepy Hollow event at Perry Farm. When I was at Perry Farm I was part of the haunted maze at Sleepy Hollow. I was a Skeleton with a wooden baseball bat, the two don’t go together but when one charges at you I don’t think that is the first thing you will think of. I was there with Matthew and a few other guys. For the first few hours I was playing with everyone else. A few hours in Matthew, another guy, and I went off a ways and had a system set up. One distraction and two attackers. We did that for about 8 hours until it was over. That was one of if not the best event I attended (Not Including Competitions). So with all that I loves my first year of Ironclad and look forward to my next!!
That’s right! On November 3rd, 2018, our FTC team, Ironclad 12868, will be having a competition at our school. This is a very big first (again, ha ha) for our team. We are incredibly honored and excited to have the honor of holding this competition. And we hope we will be selected to hold more competitions in the future.
At this years BBCHS homecome parade, Ironclad won the Best Connection to Club with our float. On the float was a planet made to represent the Homecoming Dance theme of out of this world. Along with the planet came an astronaut and alien going through a crazy space adventure. On the back of the float was a newly built robot that shot out foam balls that resembled globes. Along with having a cool robot, Ironclad was able to spread the great word of our awesome team while handing out candy and stickers to kids in the community. Ironclad had a great time at the parade, as we always do, and can’t wait for next year!