2019 SEASON 3
The 2019 Season began last weekend. Team 6357 competed in the FIT District Austin Event at Anderson High School in Austin, TX. It was a day of fun, excitement, and learning – we always learn something at a competition!
We concluded the day with a record of 9-6-0 and as a 5th seed alliance captain.
We graciously accepted the offer of the 4th seed alliance captain, 6646 Belton Robotics Spacemakers to join their alliance along with Team 6155, The Elektrabots.
During awards on Sunday, we we SO EXCITED to learn we had won the Engineering Inspiration Award! Now we head to the FIT District Greenville Event on March 21-23.
2018 SEASON 2
Coming off a strong rookie season, The Spring Konstant was ready to take on our next challenge. Our team grew to 45 students, including 6 girls and 39 boys, and 10 mentors. The 2018 challenge was FIRST Power Up.
We faced many challenges in 2018 but met them head on, worked as a team, and in the end were abe to capture the Engineering Inspiration Award at the Alamo Regional in San Antonio. Winning this prestigous award ensured we would travel to Houston for the World Championships once again.
During our 2018 season, it was our goal to be an assest to our community as well as create an awesoem robot. Many of our team members mentored the FLL and FTC teams at the 2 local middle schools. We also participated in local fairs and festivals and science nights. One girl was so inspired by our STEM activities that she wrote Amercian Girl Doll a letter requesting there next doll be a “robotics girl”…and guess what the 2018 Girl of the Year was Named Luciana Vega and aspired to be an astronaut.
2017 Season: The Rookie Year
In November 2016, Marguerite and Jeff Erickson established Team 6357, The Spring Konstant. Our team was 37 strong, including 9 girls and 28 boys. We had 6 mentors that year.
In 2017 Season we competed for the first time in the FIRST Steamworks challenge. It proved to be an amazing year for our team. Thanks to the guidance of our mentors, we were able to build a robot that could really compete alongside teams with years of experience. We also developed a strong team philosphy and camaraderie.
We went on to win the Rookie All Star Award at the Dallas Regional. With our alliance members, we were also Regional Winners at the Brazos Valley Competition.
At the World Championships in Houston, we won the Rookie Inspiration Award sponsored by National Instruments. We finished ranked 34th in the Galileo Division.
These were major accomplishments for our new team.
How rare was our accomplishment (correct as of 2017)?
- There have been 5869 teams in the entire history of FIRST Robotics Competition.
- 43 of them (0.733%) have both won Rookie All Star and won a Regional Event.
- 1 other team did this in 2017, #6411 in Utah.