Operation P.E.A.C.C.E. is an FRC robotics team that strives to unite students from all over Connecticut. We work together in designing, programming, and building robots every year. We have a passion to spread creativity and the idea of STEM-based learning everywhere we can.
Through hands-on machining in an actual factory, developing and refining ideas as a team, and active leadership, we have been able begin reaching our goal.
Operation PEACCE Robotics started in 2010 with four teenagers who were interested in FIRST Robotics and wanted to start a team. All coming from different high schools, they decided to approach the Litchfield County 4-H and ask to become a 4-H team.
Our first year, we went to the Litchfield County 4-H fair with a robot we borrowed from the Litchbots, the mentoring us. As we did more with 4-H and other public events, our team grew from just a few members who were just trying out FIRST, to a solid team where the student members are the leaders.
We started meeting in an old store front, made our way to Thomaston High School, later moved to a local business owner’s workshop before reaching our current home at the Arthur G Russell Company through the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce. With the help and support of AGR and their exceptional employees, along with our sponsors, we have won multiple competitions and awards over the years. In 2018, we qualified for the Worlds Competition in Detroit, MI for the first time.
How we've Changed
As the years have gone by, our team has evolved. We went from being a very small team of four students and a couple mentors, to being a huge team, to finally settling at about 15 active members.
Each year, we learn several valuable lessons through our mistakes (and our successes). After our competition season, we always make sure to have a meeting to discuss what went well and what didn't.