Embers Robotics is a community robotics team centered around a FIRST Robotics Competition team, Team 7583, Embers.
Our FRC team was formed in 2019 with 6 students and is now in its 5th year, having grown to 17 students.
Outreach With Hayes Park Public School May/June 2023
We spent 4 weeks with Hayes Park Public School exploring STEM using the Lego Spike Prime and Lego Wedo 2.0 kits.
Great fun, great kids, big thanks to Al Marshall and Michael Honeywood.
2023 DDU Off Season Event – May 20-21
Our robot got another great run this weekend at the Duel Down Under up at MQU. Great weekend for our rookie driver team and some of our younger students who did us proud making it all the way to the grand final. Big thanks to our alliance partners (Bossely Park Wolfgang and RoboRebels). The most exciting part was watching Alliance 4 (us) knock out Alliance 1. You don’t see that happening often.
2023 Southern Cross FRC Regional Event – March 10-12th
WOW what a weekend!! Team 7583 competed in the Southern Cross Regional FRC event held at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre. It was amazing, inspirational, frustrating and tiring and everyone had a great time. We can’t wait to do it all over again in Melbourne at MRT in July. Big thanks to our alliance partners (The DropBears and Koalafied). We all worked exceptionally well together (triple balance on the charge station multiple times – woo-hoo) but unfortunately got knocked out in the play-offs.
Lord Mayor’s Picnic
Greg was out and about on Sunday 6th November at the Lord Mayor’s Picnic with some of his friends. Big shoutout to the GongInvaders for joining us.
We conducted a robot demo at FISC on Monday 8th August for National Science Week. It was lots of fun and Greg, our robot, scored 2 baskets – great shooting!
A few members of Team 7583 spent the day at KidsFest at the Illawarra Light Railway Museum on Sunday 22 May.
It was a great day and fortunately the rain held off, all the kids seemed to have fun “feeding” balls to our robot Greg
Fitzroy Falls Adventure
Big thanks to The AVCON Foundation and Optimum Experiences who hosted us at Fitzroy Falls on 26th March.
They tested our leadership and collaboration skills and took us out of our comfort zones. Even the weather couldn’t dampen a great day!
2022 Southern Cross FRC Regional Event
March 2022 saw us compete at the WEC in the Southern Cross Regional for the Rapid React season.
It was great to be able to attend an event in our home city of Wollongong and there were some amazing robots on show.
We ended up getting knocked out in the semi-finals after being Alliance Captain 5. The event was taken out by the strong alliance of Barker Redbacks, Pymble Pride and Artemis.