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FIRST Team 847 PHRED - PHRED's Story
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PHRED's Story

 

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In 2002, a group of Philomath High School students discovered FIRST robotics. Team 847's first robot, LEET bot, was named to commemorate the team's engineers. Every year since then the bot has been named PHRED after the team that built it, to keep their first creation special.

Our team has learned from each build season, and improved its teamwork and robot-making skills for 7 years.

The colorful and spirited team PHRED is known even to teams with whom it's never competed, and their distinctive black and yellow bot is always a favourite on the field.

Summary:

Here's a reference of what bot goes with which game and year. Click on the picture to learn more about that year's game and robot. For a full history of the FIRST games, please visit the Game History page on the FIRST website.

Bot/Year Overview Awards
  • FIRST Game: Zone Zeal
  • Official Name: LEETbot
  • FIRST Game: Stack Attack
  • Official Name: PHRED II
  • FIRST Game: Raising the Bar
  • Official Name: PHRED III
PNW Regional:
  • Chairman's Award
  • Leadership in Controls
  • FIRST Game: Triple Play
  • Official Name: PHRED IV
  • Unoffical Name: Tetrabot
PNW Regional:
  • Team Spirit
  • FIRST Game: Aim High
  • Official Name: PHRED V
  • Unoffical Name: Ballbot
PNW Regional:
  • Team Spirit
  • FIRST Game: Rack and Roll
  • Official Name: PHRED VI
  • Unoffical Name: Ladderbot
PNW Regional:
  • Team Spirit
  • FIRST Game: FIRST Overdrive
  • Official Name: PHRED VII
  • Unoffical Name: Speedybot, the debated cheese wheel
Oregon Regional:
  • Gracious Professionalism
  • Autodesk Visualization
  • FIRST Game: FIRST Lunacy
  • Official Name: PHRED VIII
Oregon Regional:
  • Chrysler Team Spirit

Ancient History

Our Story Begins

LEETbot
Team 847's first robot, Leet-bot: made for the 2002 game, Zone Zeal.

The FIRST team at Philomath High School had its first meeting in the spring of 2001 to discuss forming a team to compete in the 2002 season. The interest was there, and that fall the team was officially founded. The chief mentor, Doug, spread the word that the team needed engineers as mentors. Since he worked at Hewlett-Packard, Team 847 got Hewlett-Packard engineers to mentor. The team originally had two-hour meetings every Friday starting in September of 2001. Two LEGO Mindstorms kits were donated to the team by a student and the robot building was on. During the Friday meetings students divided into two teams to accomplish a task with the LEGO kit. They progressed from simple drivetrain robots, to arms that could manipulate objects and robots that could follow a line using the infrared sensor. During these Friday meetings the team devised a name; Philomath High Robotics Engineering Division: PHRED.