We are FRC Team #226, the Hammerheads. We've competed annually in the FIRST Robotics Competition since 1999, making this our 18th year of competition. Our team is composed of students from two Troy School District schools: Troy High School and Athens High School.
We receive great support from the Troy School District and our sponsors, as well as from our wonderful mentors from GM and parent volunteers. Read more.
09/23/2016—Team 226's T-Shirt shooting robot worked its magic at Troy Colt's football home game #2 on. Using 20 donated T-Shirts, courtesy of Mr. Dan House, Assistant Principal, and Mr. Werenka from Student Government, our robot's air canon propelled t-shirts after t-shirts to the chanting crowd. Special thanks to Rahul Saxena, Arhely Mendoza, and Raahul Ravi for handling the robot during the football game.
09/16/2016—This past weekend, we visited Flint, MI to compete in the annual offseason event, Kettering Kickoff. 49 teams came down to participate in the friendly and fun event from all around the state of Michigan. Our team had a lot of fun cheering on both our season drivers and all-new backup drivers as they took the field with our Stronghold bot. We were selected for the 4th alliance, and with our partners, Gems (Team 4362) and Titanium Tigers (Team 5114), we advanced all the way to the finals!
8/27/2016—With school in the horizon, what’s better than going to Barnes and Noble to get your last-minute summer reading books? The answer is supporting robotics! We, the 226 Hammerhead team is hosting our largest annual fundraising collaboration with the bookstore, Barnes and Nobles. But for the first time in years, we are actually hosting two bookstore fundraisers with our first location being in the Barnes and Nobles in Rochester Hills. If you missed our first fundraising between 8/27/16 - 9/1/16, do not fret as there will be another one around December.
04/06/2016 — It is that time of year again when our team, 226, has been given the privilege to host our own district FRC competition. It takes place at Athens High School and for the set up, each of our volunteers diligently worked together to carry, piece, and put together the field and pit area. The team’s large number of members comes very handy in a time like this because with everybody pitching in, it only took two days to complete set-up.
03/18/2016 - And with the FRC competition season starting, we, along with 39 other teams, crashed into Dow High School as we battled in the Midland Great Lakes Bay Region District FRC. The trip was an over-night stay, so team 226 brought along some of its most eager soldiers and crew – including rookies and veterans alike – to the battlefield. We were all ready to start the season as the driver team spent countless of hours practicing and the engineering team fixing and tweaking the robot as the days counted down to the start of the competition.
1/9/2016 - This is it. The time has finally come to reveal the 2016 FRC Robotics Competition game! Team 226 had gathered together to witness the FRC Kickoff. Anxious for the reveal, our team patiently waited in anticipation for the livestream to release. Before the kick off began, the team had breakfast together to talk about what could Stronghold be. Ideas varied from would our robot be have to centered around defence? or the game capture the flag. This year’s game definitely did not disappoint.
11/20/2015 - The smell of new books mixed in with the slight scent of the holiday spiced drinks makes Barnes and Noble the perfect place to look for a book.and to support our annual fundraiser. On Friday night, the 20th, the Hammerheads of team 226 made a partnership with the Barnes and Noble book store as a fundraiser to help support our team and spread the message of FIRST. Barnes and Nobles is our team’s largest fundraising event of the year. The way we obtain the funds is by getting a percentage of the sales if the customer uses our code when they purchase their item(s).
11/14/2015 - It’s November! It’s that time of the year again when Team 226 Hammerheads hosts the Sharkfest event at Troy High School. Many elementary, middle, and high school students came to participate in the FLL competition. It was such a sight to see all of the aspiring, young robotic teams come from all over the area. Many of the names were pretty interesting such as the Space Unicorns and the Supa Hot team. Sharkfest is way more than just being able to build robots. Not only does this event test the teams on their capabilities on the field, but their presentation skills.
10/24/15 - As the cold weather approaches, Team 226 grasped the last opportunities of the warm weather to have a outdoor team bonding event. At this event, the incoming and fresh rookies get a chance to mingle and meet the old members. There were a lot of games in the event and even yummy food. First, they separated the team into smaller groups. The small groups are optimal for talking and getting to know each other. Unfortunately, as it may be warm, it was rainy.
11/1/2015 - This last Sunday, the Team held a fundraiser and outreach event in the form of a Can Drive. Every year, students are required to participate in at least one fundraiser for the team, and this was one of the first opportunities available. Students walked through the neighborhoods around Troy High, and went door to door collecting returnable cans and bottles essentially fishing for cans.