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RVR is currently accepting new members that have a passion for Robotics/STEM. With 20+ years of experience and fun, don't miss out on an opportunity that lasts a lifetime!

Our Team

Here at Rancocas Valley Robotics, we strive to bring together our members' creativity with the discipline of engineering. Team 87 utilizes the opportunities given by FIRST to introduce our members to the world of STEM. Founded in 1997 by Wayne “Schmitty” Smith, a shop teacher at RV, and Ron Macintosh, a Technology Education teacher at RV, our team has designed and fabricated robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for over 20 years! We believe that "FIRST is the varsity sport of the mind" and we encourage our team members to develop talent in STEM and become the new generation of innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Go Diablo!!

Impact

Over the years, RV Robotics has sought to leave the best impression on students, both in competition, and in their own lives. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond and helping those in need. We follow the four pillars of RV education: Academics, Unity, Equity, and Extracurricular Activities. Both the founding pillars and the core values guide the District in creating an environment where students truly transform into contributing members of our team. However, for us to fulfill our mission, members must also open themselves up to new experiences and opportunities, which can lead to both personal and academic growth.

Our History

2018
March 25

Judges’ Award

MAR District Seneca Event
March 18

Imagery Award

Imagery Award
MAR District Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Event
March 18

Safety Award

Safety Award
MAR District Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Event
2017
March 26

Judges Award

MAR District – Seneca Event
2015
March 29

Team Spirit Award

MAR District – Upper Darby Event
March 29

Team Spirit Award

MAR District – Upper Darby Event
March 22

Gracious Professionalism Award

MAR District – Seneca Event
March 22

Gracious Professionalism Award

MAR District – Seneca Event
2013
March 3

Team Spirit Award

Hatboro-Horsham FIRST Robotics District Competition
March 3

Team Spirit Award

Hatboro-Horsham FIRST Robotics District Competition
2012
March 31

Imagery Award

Washington DC Regional
March 31

Imagery Award

Washington DC Regional
2006
March 4

Imagery Award

New Jersey Regional
2005
March 26

Imagery Award

Philadelphia Regional
2004
March 27

Leadership in Control Award

Philadelphia Regional
March 6

Regional Finalist

New Jersey Regional
2003
April 12

Division Finalist

Curie Division
April 5

Regional Finalist

J&J Mid-Atlantic Regional
March 29

Imagery Award

Philadelphia Regional
March 29

Regional Finalist

Philadelphia Regional
March 15

Imagery Award

Chesapeake Regional
2002
March 23

Imagery Award

Philadelphia Alliance Regional
March 9

Motorola Quality Award

NASA Langley / VCU Regional
March 9

Regional Finalist

NASA Langley / VCU Regional
2001
March 24

Regional Finalist

Philadelphia Alliance Regional
1997
March 22

Best Offensive Round

Johnson & Johnson Mid-Atlantic Regional
January 1

Team Created

Our Robot

What is FIRST?

FIRST is an international, not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1989 in Manchester, NH. FIRST had goals to inspire younger people to become interested in STEM. The organization currently has four programs that support their goal.

The main mission of FIRST is to inspire interest in STEM. They also emphasize innovation, teamwork, leadership, communication, confidence, and the pursuit of education and opportunities. These skills help prepare young people for the job opportunities that have been rapidly increasing recently.

FRC Logo The four programs that FIRST has are, FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL and FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Team 1257 is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team. Every year, thousands of teams come up with a unique solution to the game of the year. Teams design, build, test, and compete with their unique game solution at various events. They compete in local, regional, and even world competitions.

PLAY OUR NEW GAME!

The team has created a pacman style game with FIRST PowerUP theme. Play as Diablo as he collects powercubes and powerups as well as avoiding the sister teams/Woodie.

Mission Statement

The Rancocas Valley Regional High School District,
a forward-thinking learning institution,
empowers every student with the knowledge and skills
to be a contributing member of the community,
providing meaningful curricular and extracurricular experiences.