Founded in 2003 by Bob Galgano and Gerry Wolfe, FRC Team 1100 Inverse Polarity has been proudly serving students from Algonquin Regional High School and surrounding communities for 20 years.
Every year, we design, build, and compete with a brand new robot! Under the leadership of professional engineers, we give students a great opportunity to have a challenging and hands on experience using real design techniques and tools.
In addition to designing and building our robot, we also program it from scratch using the Java language. We use XBox Controllers to control our robot during competition, in addition to various sensors and automated programs.
We build our robot from scratch using 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Milling Machines, CNC Routers, and other metalworking tools. Students are taught and supervised by a former professional machinist to assure their safety and efficacy at all times.
As part of FIRST, we believe reaching out to our community is integral to our mission of inspiring students. We hold a number of demonstrations and events locally, as well as run active social media accounts.
First Robotics Competition is just that, a competition. To have the best chance to succeed, we study and analyze each game before deciding on a robot design, and develop unique strategies for each of our matches during competition.
FIRST gives out a number of awards and honors to participating teams at competitions. In the past, we have won awards for our Designs, Creativity, Team Spirit and Outreach Efforts.