TEAM 9013 MATRIX
MERRITT ISLAND MATRIX, FTC TEAM 9013
Merritt Island Matrix, FTC Team 9013, is a FIRST robotics team based in Merritt Island Florida. We strive to provide a complete hands on learning experience involving robotic, programming, engineering, and STEM concepts. We are the "feeding" team for our sister FRC team, Team 801 Horsepower. Most of our members are seventh grades who start their robotics experience with our team. The goal is for our members to move up to our FRC (First Robotics Competition) team, which offers a move advanced level of robotics, and potential college scholarships.
The mission of FIRST FTC Team 9013 is to maximize students potential and self confidence by developing a safe, open, and hands-on working environment that encourages real world applications in leadership, teamwork, innovation, and communication skills. Combining an understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and business practices, we aspire to have a competitive team with spirit and gracious professionalism that reaches out to make a difference in our community. And of course, we want to have FUN along the way.
We have been a team for 4 years and are improving tremendously year after year. We have done better than we ever have in the past season Velocity Vortex and we hope to do even better in this year's season: Relic Recovery.
OUR MASCOT: THE MUFFIN
Our team mascot is the muffin. All of our robots have been named after muffins starting with our first robot Muffin, our second robot Muffin Top, and our third robot Muffin Top 2.0 (built off the base of Muffin Top). We also have a 3D Printer we call the bakery because we print muffins in it and other parts for our robot.