FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 3418 was officially founded in December 2009. The team's original "Robo Riot" nickname and logo were designed by first year robotics students (31 total) collaborating from six local area high schools from Sheboygan County. In 2011 the team’s logo and t-shirt color were redesigned to enhance the team’s iconic image in the community.
This program would not be possible without the generous donations from our Founding Partners, Kohler Company, Vollrath Corporation, and Plymouth High School, who joined forces to provide Team 3418 with the financial support and the facilities needed to conduct robot operations.
Equally as important was the professional mentor support (10 total) provided by Kohler Company, Oshkosh Truck Corporation, and Hagemeyer, along with teaching mentor support (6 total) provided by Plymouth, Sheboygan Falls, Kohler and Random Lake High Schools. Last, but certainly not least, was the outstanding parent support making sure that their kids were engaged in the program, as well as helping out with lunches on Saturday meetings during the build season.
The tremendous commitment from our mentors and sponsors during our 2010 rookie season helped lay the foundation for a program that teaches high school students that science, engineering, and business are all connected in an educational way, and can be fun, exciting, and rewarding all at the same time.
Where We are Now
SFHS RoboRiot currently holds its meetings at the Sheboygan Falls High School. SFHS has been very welcoming to our team and is a crucial partner in the success of the team. In late 2015, our shop at SFHS, which we had previously shared with the maintenance crew, was completely emptied and redone from floor to ceiling. This renovation marks a large step forward for our team and for STEM in Sheboygan County. We are very grateful to SFHS for all that they do to make the success of our team possible.
Sheboygan Area FIRST Robotics Alliance
The Sheboygan Area FIRST Robotics Alliance (SAFRA) is an association of the three FIRST Robotics teams in the Sheboygan area. RoboRiot Team 3418 is based at Sheboygan Falls High School. Bond Brigade Team 5586 is based at Kiel High School. Red Raider Team 6381, is based at Sheboygan North High School. SAFRA was formed at the end of the 2016-2017 season in order to simplify the collective business and organizational needs of the teams, especially in regards to the sponsorship process. The Alliance works together to ensure a harmonious cooperation between each team and aims to create a sense of unity among the teams, sponsors, and the community as a whole.