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FVC Teams (2005-2006)

In the 2005-2006 season, Driven Robotics had two teams for the First Vex Challenge pilot year:

  • Team 73 DRIVEN Bolts (Brick, NJ)
  • Team 158 DRIVEN Nuts (Broomall/Newtown Square, PA)

Team 73 DRIVEN Bolts (2005-2006)

Back row (left to right): Darrell Gray (coach), Tyler Moser, Zach Ahn, Dylan Ward, Daniel Gray
Front row: Jonathan Gray, Jonathan Mathews, Chris Lloyd, Kurt Snieckus

Team 158 Driven Nuts (2005-2006)

Back row (left to right): Dana Swieson (coach), Dan Barr, Caleb Swieson, Ben Stack, Tim Barselou, George Becker (mentor)
Front row: Tom McCauley, Bryan Chamberlain, Daniel Stack, Bob Drummond, Louise St. Amour

The two teams had an amazing season, culminating in their highly successful participation in the worldwide competition in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on April 27 & 28, 2006.

After over 70 qualification rounds, Driven Bolts was ranked 5th highest and Driven Nuts 30th highest out of 51 teams. By seeding in the top 8, Driven Bolts had the honor of being one of eight alliance team captains. Driven Bolts picked Driven Nuts as its first alliance partner and one of the teams from the Charter School of Wilmington as its 2nd alliance partner. The Driven Alliance won the first match, but then lost the 2nd & 3rd matches of the quarter final elimination round.

Driven Bolts scored the highest individual autonomous score of the competition.

Driven Nuts won the FIRST Vex Challenge Create Award, which is given to a team for their innovative robot design. Driven Nuts’ robot incorporated a unique color-sensing ball sorter. This mechanism allowed the robot to pick up any color balls from the field and retain only the desired color while discarding the other color balls.

Driven Bolts robot, number 73 is featured on page 7 of the FIRST 2006 Annual Report and in one of four photos featured in the 2007 FIRST Championship Event hotel booking website. Driven team members and both robots are also prominent in the FIRST website FVC photo gallery.