Regal Cutting Tools Supports Local Robotics Team

Regal Cutting Tools is proud to once again sponsor a local high school robotics team. We were honored for our support by Lindsay Ward, a Stateline Robotics member currently interning in our Engineering department, in addition to being featured on the local news for our involvement. Stateline Robotics, competing as Team 4655 in the FIRST Robotics Competition, is made up of students from Hononegah High School that our tomorrow’s engineers, programmers, designers, machinists, and business leaders.  

With the assistance of professional mentors, students design, build, and test a robot in six weeks starting from a common set of parts. Students utilize problem solving, strategy, and analytical skills in a professional team building environment. Students gain experience in machining through robotics, mechanical, electrical, and software engineering- including programming and 3-D modeling.

Students who participate get to:

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  • Work alongside professional engineers
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design
  • Learn and use sophisticated hardware and software
  • Develop design, project management, programming, teamwork, and strategic thinking skills
  • Earn a place in the Championship
  • Qualify for over $16 million in college scholarships

Stateline Robotics, dubbed a varsity sport for the mind, started in 2013 and is located in Rockton, IL at Hononegah Community High School. All students can find something they enjoy doing, whether it’s working on mechanical, electrical, programming or marketing. Stateline Robotics participates in the Winnebago Mini-Bot competition, the Illinois Regional, Midwest Regional, and R2OC. 
First Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Team of 25 or more

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students work under the guidance of a professional mentor to adhere to strict rules, limited resources, and time limits to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. They are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand”, hone teamwork skills, and design and program. It’s as close to “real world” engineering as a student can get. Contact us to learn more about our involvement with the Stateline robotics program.