Code Red Robotics

By Milan Eagle media

Team 5567, Code Red Robotics, out of Milan High School is experiencing an incredibly successful competition season. Beginning in January, Code Red had six weeks to build a robot to compete that would compete against robots built and designed by other teams from across the state.
Code Red spent two days in early March competing at the Belleville District Competition against 39 other teams. The event marked their first competition of the 2019 season. When the competition concluded, Team 5567, along with robotics teams from Dexter and Michigan Center whom they selected to be part of their alliance, finished in first place.
On March 22nd and 23rd, Team 5567 competed at Grand Valley State University in the West Michigan Regional Competition. Team 5567 held their own through the qualifying matches but were eliminated in the quarterfinal rounds.
In addition to the construction and coding of a robot, Team 5567 students and mentors worked on furthering and improving the team’s safety initiatives and completing an extensive application for the prestigious Chairman’s Award presented by FIRST Robotics. Team 5567 received recognition for its emphasis on safety at both competitions, winning the Safety Award. Code Red Team 5567 were also presented with the Chairman’s Award.
As a result of their so-far successful season, Code Red Robotics qualified for the Michigan State Championship on April 11th through 13th. The team is also striving to qualify for the 2019 Worlds Competition which will take place in Detroit, Michigan.
There are 51 students on the team which is divided up into several individual teams. The build team builds the robot. The drive team drives the robot at competition. The code team codes. The electrical team wires. The business team looks for sponsors, plans events/fundraisers, manages social media, etc. They also focused on the Chairman’s Award. The safety team focuses on safety initiatives (including writing a safety plan). The awards are given to the whole team. States will be held at Saginaw Valley State University. Milan’s head coaches are two English teachers from the high school, McKenzie Chappell and Jennifer Glushyn.

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