Team 4021 Welcomes YOU!



We are more than pleased that you could take time out of your day and visit our site. We are currently in our fourth season of participating in the FIRST organization. We were excited to make it to St.Louis three years ago and participate in the FIRST Championship Event. This gave us the opprotunity to compete with robotics teams from around the world and we hope to enjoy that same experience in this years competition

TEAM 4021 in 2015. What Are We Doing?


Robotics is in full swing.  On January 3, 2015, igKnightion traveled to Rochester, Minnesota for the kickoff.  We found out the new challenge is Recycle Rush.  the match consists of two alliances, Red and Blue made up of 3 teams each.

This year's game, "Recycle Rush", is a recycling themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each.  Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season. A lot of work needs to be done before the regional competition in Milwaukee. Team 4021 has practices nearly every day of the week, for multiple hours each day.

The drive chassis is complete and we have written a code capable for maneuvering the robot. We still have a lot to build before our regional scrimmage on February 15th that we will host at Luther. There we will practice with teams from area schools.This year we are inviting 20 teams. and will be able to learn from our mistakes. After that it will be a trip to Milwaukeefor the regional competition on March 20th and 21st, and hopefully to Nationals. 


Daniel Walsh
2015 First Robotics Team 4021Team Member




In 2012 our robot won the Rookie All-Star award at the regional competion in the Twin Cities. This win made us eligible to compete at Nationals in St. Louis!



A Little Bit About FRC & FIRST

FRC is a high school level robotics competition where students miraculously experiences where a career in science, technology, engineering, and math can lead them. The unique part of this program is that students are expected to work hand-in-hand with professional engineer volunteers to design and build in six weeks, a robot about the size and weight of a high school student (up to 150 lb & 5 feet tall). The robot has to compete in a game that changes every year. This is a challenge for both student and engineer creativity.

Teams are formed in the fall with an annual game kickoff the first weekend in January. This starts the six-week design and build. Competitions of 40 to 70 robots take place in March and April in arenas across North America and in Israel. This is capped by the FIRST National Tournament involving 350 teams from around the world. 


FIRST is an international organization which uses competitive robotics as a vehicle for promoting science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM. FIRST allows high school students to work side by side with professional mentors to learn skills ranging from engineering to marketing, animation, and business.