Who are We?
Operation P.E.A.C.C.E. (Practicing Engineering and Cooperative Competitive Excellence) Robotics was established in 2010 to excite students to pursue STEAM through competitive robotics in Bristol, Connecticut. We are a 4-H community team meaning we can accept students from any school or home-school. Furthermore, we allow anyone regardless of background and skill level to join our team so they can learn the necessary skills to become the next generation of innovators.
What is 4-H
4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. 4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better. Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly six million kids and teens have taken on critical societal issues, such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all.
What is FIRST
FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization created to inspire kids to get involved in STEM. There are several different programs in FIRST, each catering to a different age group; FIRST Lego League Jr. (K-grade 4), FIRST Lego League (4-8), FIRST Tech Challenge (7-12), and FIRST Robotics Competition (9-12). Our team is part of the FIRST Robotics Competition (or FRC).
Stretch is a 6-Wheel tank drive robot that works around a huge arm on a turret, the arm has 5 degrees of freedom and has a claw at the end that can pick up both the cones and the cubes (the game pieces for this year)
The robot got it’s name “Stretch” because of how far and how many different ways it can stretch its arm around. The design was also quite a stretch to pull off, requiring lots of custom machining and special parts.
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