Thunder Ducks: FTC Team 6183

FTC TEAM 6183 : THUNDERDUCKS

FTC Team 6183, The Thunderducks, is one of four FTC Teams based out of Greensboro in ECG Robotics. Each season our team has matured and learned more about FIRST, robotics, and how we can help impact the community.

The Thunderducks have been able to consistently qualify for the North Carolina State Competition since 2014! Although we have yet to qualify for the World Championship, we hope this is the year!

The Thunderducks strive to grow as a team and exemplify the ideals of FIRST and gracious professionalism to the fullest extent. Not only do we focus on making the best robot each season through CAD, mechanical, and programming, but we are always on the lookout for ways to help impact our local and greater community in a positive manner. 

Our team is looking forward to this upcoming season as a chance to learn new skill sets, teach kids and organizations in our community, and do our very best as a team to have the best season!

Outreach

The Thunderducks have always treated outreach and giving back to the community as one of the utmost importance. We realize FIRST, and robotics is not only about competition, but it also entails inspiring those in our communities who may not be as fortunate. 

Our principal outreach project has been a children’s book series known as The Beek Beek Books. The series centers around a robotic duck, Beek Beek, modeled after our team mascot; and is designed to promote literacy and STEM to children in Title 1 elementary schools throughout our community. With the original book and the sequels, we have introduced STEM to these children, and we have truly inspired them. 

Awards and Achievements

  • Qualified for State Competition at our first qualifiers of 2015 at Northern
  • 3rd place PTC Design Award at the 2015 State competition at A&T
  • Qualified for State Competition at our first qualifiers of 2016 at Southern                                                               
  • NC FTC Qualifiers Winning Alliance Award at the 2016 Southern Qualifiers
  • 2nd place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award at the 2016 Southern Qualifiers
  • NC FTC Qualifiers Winning Alliance Award at the 2016 Northern Qualifiers
  • 1st place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award at the 2016 Northern Qualifiers
  • 2nd place PTC Design Award at the 2016 Northern Qualifiers
  • 3rd place Inspire Award at the 2016 Northern Qualifiers
  • Think Award at the 2016 State Competition
  • 1st place PTC Design Award at the 2017 Cardinal Gibbons Qualifiers
  • 2nd place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award at the 2017 Southern Qualifiers
  • 1st place Connect Award at the 2017 Southern Qualifiers
  • Winning Alliance Second Pick at 2017 Southern Qualifiers
  • 3rd place PTC Design Award at the 2017 Southern Qualifiers
  • Winning Alliance at 2017 Southern Qualifiers 
  • 2nd Place Think Award at 2017 State competitio
  • 2nd Place Motivate Award at 2018 Southern Qualifiers 
  • 2nd Place Connect Award at 2018 Southern Qualifiers 
  • 1st Place Think Award at 2018 Southern Qualifiers 
  • 3rd place Motivate Award at 2018 State Competition
  • 3rd place Connect Award at 2018 State Competition
  • 1st place Connect Award at Southern Qualifiers
  • Connect Award at State Competition
  • Motivate Award at State Competition
  •  Qualified for States at our first qualifier at Northern Guilford 
  • 1st Place Connect at Northern Guilford Qualifier 
  • 2nd Place Inspire at Northern Guilford Qualifier 
  • Winning Alliance 3rd Pick Northern Guilford Qualifier 
  • 1st Place Inspire Award at Southern Qualifier
  • Qualified for States at our first qualifier in the NC Remote Qualifier #5
  • 2nd place Inspire Award in NC Remote Qualifier #5
  • 1st place Design Award in NC Remote Qualifier #5
  • 3rd place Motivate Award in NC Remote Qualifier #8
  • 3rd place Design Award in NC Remote State Tournament