Founded for the 2000 season, “Team Lightning” completed in Co-opertition FIRST under the number 465. We didn’t adopt our current name (Lightning Robotics) and number (862) until two years later!
Four teams, paired in two alliances, will compete in each match. An alliance scores points by placing balls in their goal, and by positioning their robots in designated areas at the end of each match. At the start of a match each alliance has seven yellow balls and one black ball in their station. In addition, there are fifteen yellow balls and two black balls on the far side of the field which may be scored by either alliance.
Schools: Salem High, Canton High
Events Attended: Great Lakes Regional, National Competition
Milestones: Founded in 1999 by our lead mentor, Jay Obsniuk, ‘Team Lightning’ (465) began its rookie year sponsored by CTS with the help of FIRST. We adopted our current name and number in 2002. The team was comprised of students from Canton and Salem High School. This was also our first time as an alliance captain.
This year’s Smugmug: https://lightningrobotics.smugmug.com/1999-2000-Season