R2OC is an Off-season competition held at the Rock Valley College PE Center this year on July 22nd. There were 95-100 volunteers and 30 teams to help out with R2OC plus participate. R2OC was hosted by Teams Winnovation 1625, Flaming Monkeys 3352, Stateline Robotics 4655, and Rockford Robotics 2039. The competition went very well and all 30 teams got to participate.
R2OC was PWNAGE 2451's last competition in FIRST Robotics. We are very grateful to have helped host for the popular Midwest team PWNAGE's last competition. Congratulations on an amazing final season!
On June 8th we will have our shop doors open for our Ice Cream Social.
Each year we hold a Ice Cream Social to introduce potential new members to Winnovation and FIRST. While there we will be serving ice cream, bought from the Scoop in Winnebago, for potential members, as well as showing off the shop and our robot.
Potential members will have the opportunity to meet with other potential rookies, and current members from the previous seasons.
We will be open at the Bot Shop (110 N Pecatonica St Winnebago IL) at 5:30, all are welcome!
It's that time again for Winnovation Team 1625's Fun-O-Vation S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp!!
Fun-O-Vation, as said before, is our robotic team's local summer camp for kindergarteners to 6th graders. At this week long summer camp, we are able to teach our campers different aspects of S.T.E.A.M. and inspire them to do great things in their future!! However, this year will be a bit different from last time. This year, 4th graders to 6th graders will have the opportunity to experience the FIRST LEGO League if they were to sign up.
Please click the picture below for the camp you wish to sign up for!!
If you have any questions, we will gladly answer!!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
(There has been a known issue of names being auto-filled in the forms. If this case were to happen, please input the correct information of your camper and yourself!!)
Being in Houston was amazing!! We may have not made it in alliance selections, but we did make a new friend in the stands, Titan Robotics. However, we still had an Illinois robotics team win worlds, so it was worth it. Even though we made friends, had fun competing in Houston, and overall enjoying our time in the championship, it all could not have happened without our community. Without this great and generous community, we would not have gotten as far as we did in Charged Up this year. Without this community, we all would have not been able to register for the World Championship. Without this community, we would not be Winnovation Team 1625. Thank you all for supporting us and we will keep all of you updated on events!!
"How did it get late so soon. It's night before it's afternoon. December before it's June. My goodness, how the time has flewn. How did it get late so soon?" ~ Dr. Seuss
All of us could think back on this quote. It only feels like its been a week since Charged Up was announced to us in the cafeteria at the Winnebago High School. However, we are now 3 days away from leaving Winnebago, IL and Pecatonica, IL to Houston, TX to compete at the 2023 World Championship!! Come check us out on Blue Alliance on the Johnson Division!!!
Come check us out on News Channel 23 as we talk about Houston, our robot, and many more!!
“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” is a very true statement when looking back at Iowa. With confidence as our key to success, we pushed onward through qualifications, placing 3rd at the end. After being chosen by the 1st alliance we kept ourselves in the game until we lost against the 2nd alliance, placing 2nd overall at the 2023 Iowa Regional.
However, we were given a second chance to qualify for the 2023 World Championship through a Wildcard. A Wildcard is another chance to qualify for the 2023 World Championship, only generated if a winning team has already qualified. We received the 3rd Wildcard out of 4, allowing us to participate at Championship again!!
"Goodbye doesn't mean the end, it does not say forever. It just means that we will soon meet again." is a true quote to everyone after the Midwest Competition. Overall, we became the 7th seed (Captain of our alliance) and ranked 4th in the elimination brackets. We will miss Midwest, but we still have Iowa and many other future competitions!!
Come join us at UIC in Chicago, Illinois. Free admission, check it out Friday and Saturday (3/10 and 3/11)!
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