WHO WE ARE
Who are the Northwest HS
We are the robotics team of Northwest High School (NWHS), formed in late 2012, by Mr. Garrant from Northwest. Mr, Garrant loved to move towards new ideas and create new projects! After getting a few people together, the team began to take shape to compete in Ultimate Ascent.
The team was later handed over to the leadership of Michael Ames, Greg Vogl, and Paul Schrantz. These three mentors are the people who have made the team into what it is today! Although Mr. Schrantz is no longer on the team, he has still made a great contribution.
Our team of students and mentors focus on working together as a group to bring together our skills, talents, and ideas! We are always striving to move forward!
Meet the teams that bring our robots to life!
All of the ideas on the whiteboard have to be designed properly. CAD takes the time to completely build the robot in CAD, enabling us to 3D print components, order other pieces from larger manufacturers, and to see what the robot will look like. They also ensure we meet all space requirements before beginning construction with the Build Team.
After CAD designs the robot, we put it together! From prototyping to the final additions on the robot before a competition, build team specializes in using our state of the art workshop, With a CNC machine, drill press, and more, we bring the robot from the computer screen to life. Without their knowledge on assembly and design, we would be lost as a team.
Specializing in Java this year, the programming team makes the physical robot functional. From activating motors, to collecting and using data from various sensors, the programming team provides the code needed for the robot to compete. This also includes our own vision program.
Enterprise manages the business end of an FRC team. From community outreach, to the website you’re currently on, Enterprise is responsible for the creation and curation of media, as well as public relations. Every team member contributes what they can to the enterprise team, while maintaining membership in one of the three core groups.
Meet our past robots!
See our robots from past competitions.