About Us
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November 16, 2013
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Cappy, our mascot, enjoys a quiet moment at a bed-and-breakfast the
morning of our first Missouri State Championship!  (2/25/2012)
The TA11-M0CHA, from our 2011-2012 season.  This robot is excellent at
harvesting balls and then depositing them in crates.  It can also stack crates.  
It is extremely maneuverable and sports a holonomic drive.
The Manta, from our 2012-2013 season.  This robot was very good at
placing two rings at a time on the highest pegs on last season's "Ring It Up"
playing field.  It also featured a unique Typhoon Drive!
Our 2013-2014 Cafe Bot team
members pictured with their Block
Party robot, "Iron Will."
(from left to right:  Peter, Ethan and
The two-member 2012-2013 Cafe Bot
team won the prestigious INSPIRE
AWARD at the 2013 Missouri State
Championship!  (Tyler and Brandon)
Brandon accepts the Inspire Award at
the 2012-2013 Missouri State
Cafe Bot is a FIRST Tech
Challenge (FTC) high school
robotics team.  

FIRST stands for "
Inspiration and Recognition
Science and Technology."

The mission of FIRST is to
inspire young people to be
science and technology
leaders by engaging them in
exciting mentor-based
programs that build science,
engineering and technology
skills, that inspire innovation,
and that foster well-rounded
life capabilities including
communication and
leadership.  Please visit
www.usfirst.org to learn more
about this amazing program.

FTC stands for "FIRST Tech
Challenge."  FTC is designed
for high school students who
want to compete
head-to-head, using a sports
model.  Teams are
responsible for designing,
building and programming a
robot to compete in an
alliance format against other
teams.  Awards are given for
competition as well as
outreach, design and other
real-world accomplishments.

Cafe Bot is FTC Team
#4982.  We chose the name
Cafe Bot because we want to
promote an atmosphere that
is comfortable, friendly, and
stimulating, like a cafe where
friends meet, discuss and
Cafe Bot is an independent team based in Webster Groves,
Missouri.  Gracious Professionalism, the ethos of FIRST, is
extremely important to our team.  We currently have three
members:  Brandon, Ethan and Peter.  Last season, our
two-member team made it all the way to the World
Championship as the 2012-2013 Missouri State Champions!  
Cafe Bot took top honors at the 2013 Missouri State
Championship Tournament as recipients of the Missouri State
Championship INSPIRE AWARD.  This award is the most
prestigious FTC award, and is given to the team that best
embodies the challenge of the FTC program.  

One important part of being a Cafe Bot team member is to
help improve our community through outreach efforts.  
visit our team blog (www.cafebot.org) for upcoming
opportunities to meet our team in the community!

We would love to demonstrate our robot and share our
knowledge of all things to do with FIRST with you or your
group!  Please visit our
"contact us" page to make

We are also actively seeking sponsors!  Please contact us if
you are interested, and we will tell you what we can do for you
in return.