Archive

2020-2021

2019-2020

Freight Frenzy: 2021-2022 Updated May 24, 2022

Sandy Liebman - Captain

5/27/2021

2012- My first year. I built and programmed a Mindstorms NXT robot. The robot was used to complete tasks in an in house competition using the FLL field Senior Solutions.

2013: I coded and constructed a Mindstorms EV3 robot. This robot was used for club competition using the FLL Natures Fury field.

2014: Using the previous EV3 robot I used it to complete tasks and score goals in the Robotech club competition FLL World Class.

2015: Was my first year of doing a regulation FLL competition. This competition was called Trash Trek. On this team I was the leader of the build team.

2016: I did the vex iq summer camp and competed and got third place at the camp competition of High Rise. I also did the club competition Bank Shot.

2017: I joined a team and competed in the VEX IQ robotics competition of Crossover. On the team of three my main focus was building.

2018: I competed in the VEX IQ challenge Ringmaster. My job on the team was building game strategy and driving.

2019: I joined the first year of the First Tech Challenge team Robotech Warriors 14498. I focused on designing, building, and driving the robot. My team was in the top ten in south Jersey for the competition Rover Ruckus.

2020: I competed in the competition Skystone on the team Robotech Anomaly 17036 which placed in the top five in southern New Jersey. On this team I focused on building and operating the robot. At my high school I am on the VEX EDR robotics team. My team which is called Zetabots 2616Z. This team is going to a competition of the best teams in the state.

2020-2021: I competed in the FTC ultimate goal challenge. I focused on designing, building and operating the robot. I became the Mechanical Lead for FTC Team 17036 Robotech Anomaly. I helped build a humanoid robot called Tobor. I became a member of a CyberPatriot competition team.

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Jesse Sklar - Mechanical

5/27/2021

Jesse Sklar comes from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In the sixth grade, he started robotics at Robotech. He started out doing the Mission to Mars First Lego League game. He then was a part of the Space Cowboys, an FLL team for the Into Orbit game board. In the eighth grade, Jesse joined the First Technology Challenge team 17036 Anomaly at Robotech. He started working with REV robotics the previous summer. Jesse is currently on team 17036, and is working to build a humanoid robot. Now, in the ninth grade, Jesse is again on Robotech’s FTC team. He has planned a fundraiser and worked on getting a 3D printer to work in order to print pieces featured on his robot. Jesse loves building and designing both his FTC team’s robot and the humanoid robot he is working on. He cannot wait to continue his robotics journey.

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Neel Awsare - Programming

11/16/2021

My name is Neel Awsare, and I am 15 years old. I attend Rancocas Valley Regional High School as a 10th grader. Previously, I have competed in WRO, FLL, and VEX IQ competitions since 4th grade at Robotech. Most notably, I had traveled to West Virginia in 2019 to compete in the WRO nationals competition. Regarding FTC, I had been a member of the Robotech Warriors during the 7th and 8th grades and am now a member of the Robotech Anomaly since the 9th grade. Currently, I am a programmer and driver for Anomaly. In the future, I aim to become an engineer, focusing on computer science. I was also accepted into my school's engineering program, PLTW. During the summer, I have instructed summer camps for younger students at Robotech. Besides robotics, I like to play golf and code computer games.

5/27/2021

My name is Neel Awsare, and I am 14 years old. I attend Rancocas Valley Regional High School as a 9th grader. Previously, I have competed in WRO, FLL, and VEX IQ competitions since 4th grade at Robotech Educational Services. Last year in WRO, my team had placed 1st in the state and got to travel to West Virginia to compete at the national level. There, our team placed 9th out of 18 teams. On our FTC team, I worked with the hardware side of the robot. Last year in FTC, I had worked in programming. I have also instructed summer classes to younger students. In January of 2020, I got nominated by my teachers to visit Lockheed Martin with other classmates. Besides robotics, I play Golf and like to code my own games for mobile and computer.

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Karina Gupta - Mechanical

5/27/2021

My name is Karina Gupta and I am currently a 9th grader at Cherry Hill East High School. This is my second year doing the First Tech Challenge. This year, I work on the website and hardware. Last year, I helped build the robot and worked on the engineering notebook. In previous years, I did FLL, VEX IQ and WRO. On my WRO team, we were able to place 1st in the state and then advance on to nationals where we placed 10th. Along with robotics, I help my community with different events such as making blankets.

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Armaan Gupta - Programming

5/27/2021

I am currently a 9th grader at Cherry Hill East High School. My primary interests in academics include math and science. My hobbies are playing chess, playing the piano and the Tabla (a classical Indian musical instrument), and of course, robotics. For my personal endeavors, I have placed in the top 10 nationally in the World Robotics Organization (WRO). I have placed nationally in math and achieved first place in a state science fair, and I have won numerous judge nominated awards in local robotic competitions. Also, this year, with my siblings, I won the Congressional App Challenge for new Jersey's 1st District. For me, it was important to pursue my passion of robotics , because I wanted to incorporate my past background knowledge on the different aspects of STEM, and subsequently pursue robotics at a greater level. Through robotics I hope to grow my passion of engineering, and use robotics as a medium to apply my knowledge of STEM. On the teams I have been on , I am able to use my sense of leadership and programming skills (in Java and Python) for autonomous, and the engineering process, but altogether I strive to play an imperative part in the growth and success of the teams I have been on.

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Pranav Palle - Programming

5/27/2021

My name is Pranav Palle and I am currently in 10th grade. I started doing robotics at my middle school Robotics Club in 7th grade and have engineered a passion for building and coding. I started learning programming in various languages such as C, Java, Python, and HTML. I competed in WRO (World Robot Olympiad) and got third place in the country. Currently, I am doing FTC (First Tech Challenge) as a coder.

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Douglas Ringenary - Mechanical

5/27/2021

Hi, my name is Douglas Ringenary and I’m 16 years old. I joined Robotech when I was 9. I started with Lego Mindstorms then slowly moved my way up the ladder, learning important skills along the way. In 2016, I competed with my team in the Animal Allies Lego tournament for FIRST. A year later, I participated in a VEX competition. In 2018, I joined FTC. The team I was on got 3rd place in the region. We then were supposed to go to the state championship for FTC 2019/2020, but quarantine happened. This year, for 2020-2021, I am excited to see how our team places. I continue to learn every day. Even though I’m a builder and an operator, I want to learn programing in the future. I look forward to another GREAT year at Robotech.

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Asher Boiskin - Programming

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Jackson Bearisto - Mechanical

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Jacob Blazina - Mechanical

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Rohin Amaro - Mechanical

Ultimate Goal: 2020-2021 Updated May 24, 2022

Priyam Modi - Captain

5/27/2021

I have been going to Robotech since 2012. I have competed on their FLL, VEX IQ, and FTC teams. I also have worked with VEX EDR and Robotech’s humanoid project, Roger. I joined Robotech’s FTC team 17036 in 2019 as a captain. During the 2019-2020 season, Team 17036 made it to the New Jersey State Championship after winning awards and making the playoffs at various competitions. As captain, I led the team through robot design and build decisions, programming difficulties, engineering notebook preparation, and award writing. For the 2020-2021 season, I am a co-captain of FTC team 17036.

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Amar Patel - Programming

5/27/2021

I have been going to Robotech since 2012. I am 17 years old and am a senior at Cherokee High School. I have competed on their FLL, VEX IQ, and FTC teams. I also have worked with VEX EDR and Robotech’s humanoid project, Roger. I joined Robotech’s FTC team 14498 in 2019 as a captain. For the 2020-2021 season, I am a co-captain of FTC team 17036 and programming lead. I joined the team because I want to major and pursue a career in computer science and robotics is a great way to do that. For the last 3 years, I have been able to program the robot. Besides robotics, I am interested in playing football, woodworking and sleeping.

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Jesse Sklar - Mechanical

5/27/2021

Jesse Sklar comes from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In the sixth grade, he started robotics at Robotech. He started out doing the Mission to Mars First Lego League game. He then was a part of the Space Cowboys, an FLL team for the Into Orbit game board. In the eighth grade, Jesse joined the First Technology Challenge team 17036 Anomaly at Robotech. He started working with REV robotics the previous summer. Jesse is currently on team 17036, and is working to build a humanoid robot. Now, in the ninth grade, Jesse is again on Robotech’s FTC team. He has planned a fundraiser and worked on getting a 3D printer to work in order to print pieces featured on his robot. Jesse loves building and designing both his FTC team’s robot and the humanoid robot he is working on. He cannot wait to continue his robotics journey.

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Neel Awsare - Programming

11/16/2021

My name is Neel Awsare, and I am 15 years old. I attend Rancocas Valley Regional High School as a 10th grader. Previously, I have competed in WRO, FLL, and VEX IQ competitions since 4th grade at Robotech. Most notably, I had traveled to West Virginia in 2019 to compete in the WRO nationals competition. Regarding FTC, I had been a member of the Robotech Warriors during the 7th and 8th grades and am now a member of the Robotech Anomaly since the 9th grade. Currently, I am a programmer and driver for Anomaly. In the future, I aim to become an engineer, focusing on computer science. I was also accepted into my school's engineering program, PLTW. During the summer, I have instructed summer camps for younger students at Robotech. Besides robotics, I like to play golf and code computer games.

5/27/2021

My name is Neel Awsare, and I am 14 years old. I attend Rancocas Valley Regional High School as a 9th grader. Previously, I have competed in WRO, FLL, and VEX IQ competitions since 4th grade at Robotech Educational Services. Last year in WRO, my team had placed 1st in the state and got to travel to West Virginia to compete at the national level. There, our team placed 9th out of 18 teams. On our FTC team, I worked with the hardware side of the robot. Last year in FTC, I had worked in programming. I have also instructed summer classes to younger students. In January of 2020, I got nominated by my teachers to visit Lockheed Martin with other classmates. Besides robotics, I play Golf and like to code my own games for mobile and computer.

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Karina Gupta - Mechanical

5/27/2021

My name is Karina Gupta and I am currently a 9th grader at Cherry Hill East High School. This is my second year doing the First Tech Challenge. This year, I work on the website and hardware. Last year, I helped build the robot and worked on the engineering notebook. In previous years, I did FLL, VEX IQ and WRO. On my WRO team, we were able to place 1st in the state and then advance on to nationals where we placed 10th. Along with robotics, I help my community with different events such as making blankets.

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Jake Turse - Mech/Prog

5/27/2021

My name is Jake Turse and I am 14 years old. I am homeschooled and currently a freshman in high school. This is my third year in FTC and I am enjoying another great year of competition and learning. This year I am on the hardware team. I am also involved in building a robot we call Tobor. My previous experience in robotics is FLL(First Lego League), VEX IQ, WRO(World Robot Olympiad). My team and I were the 2018 New Jersey State WRO Champs and traveled to West Virginia to compete nationally where we placed ninth.

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Armaan Gupta - Programming

5/27/2021

I am currently a 9th grader at Cherry Hill East High School. My primary interests in academics include math and science. My hobbies are playing chess, playing the piano and the Tabla (a classical Indian musical instrument), and of course, robotics. For my personal endeavors, I have placed in the top 10 nationally in the World Robotics Organization (WRO). I have placed nationally in math and achieved first place in a state science fair, and I have won numerous judge nominated awards in local robotic competitions. Also, this year, with my siblings, I won the Congressional App Challenge for new Jersey's 1st District. For me, it was important to pursue my passion of robotics , because I wanted to incorporate my past background knowledge on the different aspects of STEM, and subsequently pursue robotics at a greater level. Through robotics I hope to grow my passion of engineering, and use robotics as a medium to apply my knowledge of STEM. On the teams I have been on , I am able to use my sense of leadership and programming skills (in Java and Python) for autonomous, and the engineering process, but altogether I strive to play an imperative part in the growth and success of the teams I have been on.

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Sandy Liebman - Mechanical

5/27/2021

2012- My first year. I built and programmed a Mindstorms NXT robot. The robot was used to complete tasks in an in house competition using the FLL field Senior Solutions.

2013: I coded and constructed a Mindstorms EV3 robot. This robot was used for club competition using the FLL Natures Fury field.

2014: Using the previous EV3 robot I used it to complete tasks and score goals in the Robotech club competition FLL World Class.

2015: Was my first year of doing a regulation FLL competition. This competition was called Trash Trek. On this team I was the leader of the build team.

2016: I did the vex iq summer camp and competed and got third place at the camp competition of High Rise. I also did the club competition Bank Shot.

2017: I joined a team and competed in the VEX IQ robotics competition of Crossover. On the team of three my main focus was building.

2018: I competed in the VEX IQ challenge Ringmaster. My job on the team was building game strategy and driving.

2019: I joined the first year of the First Tech Challenge team Robotech Warriors 14498. I focused on designing, building, and driving the robot. My team was in the top ten in south Jersey for the competition Rover Ruckus.

2020: I competed in the competition Skystone on the team Robotech Anomaly 17036 which placed in the top five in southern New Jersey. On this team I focused on building and operating the robot. At my high school I am on the VEX EDR robotics team. My team which is called Zetabots 2616Z. This team is going to a competition of the best teams in the state.

2020-2021: I competed in the FTC ultimate goal challenge. I focused on designing, building and operating the robot. I became the Mechanical Lead for FTC Team 17036 Robotech Anomaly. I helped build a humanoid robot called Tobor. I became a member of a CyberPatriot competition team.

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Pranav Palle - Programming

5/27/2021

My name is Pranav Palle and I am currently in 10th grade. I started doing robotics at my middle school Robotics Club in 7th grade and have engineered a passion for building and coding. I started learning programming in various languages such as C, Java, Python, and HTML. I competed in WRO (World Robot Olympiad) and got third place in the country. Currently, I am doing FTC (First Tech Challenge) as a coder.

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Douglas Ringenary - Mechanical

5/27/2021

Hi, my name is Douglas Ringenary and I’m 16 years old. I joined Robotech when I was 9. I started with Lego Mindstorms then slowly moved my way up the ladder, learning important skills along the way. In 2016, I competed with my team in the Animal Allies Lego tournament for FIRST. A year later, I participated in a VEX competition. In 2018, I joined FTC. The team I was on got 3rd place in the region. We then were supposed to go to the state championship for FTC 2019/2020, but quarantine happened. This year, for 2020-2021, I am excited to see how our team places. I continue to learn every day. Even though I’m a builder and an operator, I want to learn programing in the future. I look forward to another GREAT year at Robotech.

Skystone: 2019-2020 Updated May 23, 2022

Priyam Modi - Captain / Programming

Douglas Ringenary - Mechanical

Nick Houliaras - Programming

2/4/2020:

2014 - First year in robotics: I did a Summer LEGO WeDo Camp at Samuel S. Yellin School; I learned the basics of coding with blocks.

2015: I started on my first competitive team in FLL (First LEGO Challenge); I built the Trash Trek field elements; I started as one of the secondary programmer and builder; Our team got to the qualifier at Rowan University

2016: I did my second year of FLL (First LEGO Challenge); I built the Animal Allies field elements; I was the main programmer and secondary builder.; Our team got to the qualifier at Rowan University; Our team also made it to the state competition at the University of Delaware

2017: I did my third year of FLL (First LEGO Challenge); I built the Hydro Dynamics field elements; I was the main programmer and secondary builder.; Our team got to the qualifier that was hosted at our school; Our team also made it to the state competition at the University of Delaware

2018: I started my first and only year of Vex IQ in a club and competition team; Iworked with one other person for the team; I worked by myself for the club; Our team got to the state qualifier and placed second.; I was a programmer and used the Graphical RobotC software for the club and team

2019: I started my first year of WRO (World Robotic Olympiad); I worked with one other person for the team; Our team got to the state and placed third.; I was a programmer for the team; Our team also got to nationals in Sunnyvale, California; We placed 13th at nationals

2020 - Current year:

I started my first year of FTC (First Tech Challenge); I was a programmer on the team; I programmed our robot with java

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Shruti Mandrekar - Notebook

1/30/2020

I am Shruti Mandrekar and I am in ninth grade. I have been doing robotics for about three years. In the beginning, it was just a hobby and I did not do many competitions and just wanted to learn about robots. In eighth grade I started doing FTC. I did some programming and worked on the engineering notebook. I also participated in the WRO competition after the season ended. This year, I have also been doing programming and engineering notebook in more depth than last year.

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Julia Chan - Notebook

2/17/2020

Julia Chan has been a member of Robotech Educational Services ever since she was in elementary school. Since then, she has done many different levels of robotics including Lego nxt, lego ev3, Vex iq, and Vex edr. Over the years she has also competed in many competitions. She started out doing competitions in First Lego League (FLL) which used the Lego ev3 robots where she was the main programmer on the team and took many leadership roles. As the years progressed, she made her way to competing in Vex iq competitions where she was also one of the main programmers and field drivers and ended up being quite successful in these competitions. She has also participated in many educational programs offered at Robotech including CyperPatriots, a cyber security competition and is building a humanoid with other Robotech members. She also competed in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) with her younger brother and is currently a First Tech Challenge (FTC) team member. Other than Robotech, she is also on her high school robotics team.Â

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Jonah Rodriguez - Mechanical

1/30/2020

When I was 10 years old, I was looking for new puzzles to solve and got into

programming. I first used code blocks, then moved to python in a year. I practiced at home, received an Arduino and learned C# in another year. I enjoy metalworking and woodworking. I also enjoy playing video games that include programming and automation, like Autonauts or simulation, like Minecraft. Over the summer, I went to a VEX Robotics summer camp at Robotech. There I was recruited for FTC for my programming and driving skills. At Robotech, I program and build. I live with my parents and two younger brothers in Mount Laurel. I am currently a ninth-grader in Lenape High School.

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Sandy Liebman - Mechanical

5/27/2021

2012- My first year. I built and programmed a Mindstorms NXT robot. The robot was used to complete tasks in an in house competition using the FLL field Senior Solutions.

2013: I coded and constructed a Mindstorms EV3 robot. This robot was used for club competition using the FLL Natures Fury field.

2014: Using the previous EV3 robot I used it to complete tasks and score goals in the Robotech club competition FLL World Class.

2015: Was my first year of doing a regulation FLL competition. This competition was called Trash Trek. On this team I was the leader of the build team.

2016: I did the vex iq summer camp and competed and got third place at the camp competition of High Rise. I also did the club competition Bank Shot.

2017: I joined a team and competed in the VEX IQ robotics competition of Crossover. On the team of three my main focus was building.

2018: I competed in the VEX IQ challenge Ringmaster. My job on the team was building game strategy and driving.

2019: I joined the first year of the First Tech Challenge team Robotech Warriors 14498. I focused on designing, building, and driving the robot. My team was in the top ten in south Jersey for the competition Rover Ruckus.

2020: I competed in the competition Skystone on the team Robotech Anomaly 17036 which placed in the top five in southern New Jersey. On this team I focused on building and operating the robot. At my high school I am on the VEX EDR robotics team. My team which is called Zetabots 2616Z. This team is going to a competition of the best teams in the state.

2020-2021: I competed in the FTC ultimate goal challenge. I focused on designing, building and operating the robot. I became the Mechanical Lead for FTC Team 17036 Robotech Anomaly. I helped build a humanoid robot called Tobor. I became a member of a CyberPatriot competition team.

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Jesse Sklar - Mechanical

5/27/2021

Jesse Sklar comes from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In the sixth grade, he started robotics at Robotech. He started out doing the Mission to Mars First Lego League game. He then was a part of the Space Cowboys, an FLL team for the Into Orbit game board. In the eighth grade, Jesse joined the First Technology Challenge team 17036 Anomaly at Robotech. He started working with REV robotics the previous summer. Jesse is currently on team 17036, and is working to build a humanoid robot. Now, in the ninth grade, Jesse is again on Robotech’s FTC team. He has planned a fundraiser and worked on getting a 3D printer to work in order to print pieces featured on his robot. Jesse loves building and designing both his FTC team’s robot and the humanoid robot he is working on. He cannot wait to continue his robotics journey.