The LazyBotts

FTC Robotics Team #6389

Tyler is in 7th grade at Central Middle School, and this is his first year in FTC. His primary roles on the Lazybotts is builder. He joined because he thinks robots are cool. He also joined because he thinks robots are fun, and his brother is on the team. When he grows up, he wants to be a Navy Seal

Ty is in 7th grade at Central Middle School, and this is his first year in FTC. His primary role on the team is builder. He joined because he loves fixing and building things, and he knew Tyler, one of the new Lazybotts. When he grows up, he wants to be a sports equipment designer or a cartoonist.

Abhi is in 9th grade at Central Middle School, and this is his second year in FTC. His primary roles on the Lazybotts is programming and building. He joined because he had the opportunity to do something that people normally do when they are adults, and he enjoys taking apart and putting things together. When he grows up, he would like to be a doctor.

Anna  is in 10th grade at Eden Prairie High School, and this is her first year in FTC. Her primary roles on the Lazybotts are building and Engineering Notebook manager. She joined because Ursula, a previous Lazybotts team member, recommended the team to her after she saw her get very enthralled with the live-stream of the FRC North Star tournament. She'd like to be a Wildlife Biologist when she grows up, but she's debating that with something that has engineering or writing.

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Honorary Member
Sydney is in 10th grade at Eden Prairie High School, and this is her second year in FTC. Her primary roles on the Lazybotts are building and marketing. She joined FTC because she has been interested in robotics since her brother joined a team. She plans on having an engineering job when she grows up. Unfortunately, Sydney had to stop during the season due to her workload.
Team History
Tomer is in 10th grade at Eden Prairie High School, and this is his third year in FTC.  His primary roles on the Lazybotts are builder and treasurer. Tomer joined FTC because he was involved with another robotics program before he moved to Minnesota. He has plans to be a Civil/Architectural Engineer when he grows up.
Kyle is in 9th grade at Eden Prairie High School, and this is his third year in FTC.  His primary roles on the Lazybotts are builder, programmer, and CAD designer. Kyle joined FTC because he likes to build things and is very interested in computers. He plans on having an engineering job when he grows up.
 Nikunj is in 10th grade at Eden Prairie High School, and this is his fourth year in FTC.  His primary roles on the Lazybotts are 3D modeler, programmer, photographer, videographer, video editor, website master, social media manager, fundraiser, and FTC forums monitor, and builder. Nikunj joined FTC because it seemed like something that would be in his interest, and Andrew, a previous Lazybotts team member, recommended the program to him. He plans to be a Software Engineer when he grows up.
Rachel is in 10th grade at Eden Prairie High School, and this is her fifth year in FTC. Her primary roles on the Lazybotts are team captain, outreach coordinator, and fundraising manager. She joined FTC because she likes robots and is considering becoming a quantum physicist.

meet the 2015-2016 team

Over the summer of 2014, our team lost funding from the Eden Prairie School District due to budget and space limitations at Eden Prairie High School. In order to continue as a team, we have become an "independent" or "basement" team. This was a real blow to our team because we lost all our equipment, tools, robot parts, and space to work and meet in. We were determined to stay together as a team, and figure out some way to overcome this challenge. We began raising funds to purchase all new equipment and pay to register with FIRST for the 2014-2015 season. Our coach and mentor, Roy Davis, provided the team with workspace, tools, and guidance to help our team through the transition.​​ With all of this, our team made it to Worlds, and we are very thankful to everyone who has helped us along the way. We are now about to start our 2015-2016 season and are very enthusiastic about it.

As our team moved into our second year together, we began to develop an outreach and team sustainability plan which included visiting several elementary school classes to demonstrate robotics and share our FIRST experience. Part of that strategy included a name change. As a team we decided Lazybotts would be a catchy name to give our team, but also knew that to make it work we would have to be anything but lazy. We found a drawing of a "Lazy Robot" via a Google search that we thought would be a perfect icon for our team, so we contacted the artist, Sean Smith, who granted us permission to use his drawing on all our team materials.

The First Tech Challenge team #6389 "The Lazybotts" are a team of middle school and high school students from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Our team formed in 2012 at Central Middle School in EP as #6389 "The Flaming Unicorns". During that rookie year, our team focused exclusively on understanding the basics of robot design, software development, and game strategy. We finished the season 8th at the MN State Championship.  During the summer of 2013, we were invited by High Tech Kids to demo our robot at the MN State Fair. This was a great opportunity for us to talk about FTC and robotics with kids from all over Minnesota, and make some new friends from other FTC teams.