FIRST Sunset Coast Robotics Alliance

Lakeshore Robotics Team

Current Events

We are starting our 2019 season! Here's what we have going on:

  • Weekly meetings: Monday-Thursday 6-9pm  Saturday 9am-3pm

  • Culver's night: Tuseday, Feb 26, 5-8pm

  • 2019 Kick-off (Jan 5)

  • St. Joe Competition (Mar 7-9)

  • Lincoln Competition, Ypsilanti MI (Mar 21-23)

2018 Overview

The Sunset Coast Robotics Alliance (SCRA), an organization comprised of the FIRST Robotics teams in southwestern Michigan, was formed to carry out projects that call for the involvement of multiple teams. Here’s a list of what’s been planned so far for  2018-2019

  • FIRST Robotics Demo, SW Michigan Mini-Maker Faire (June 2, 2018)

  • Robotics Demo Days, Berrien County Youth Fair (August 18, 2018)

  • Lancer-Bot-Mania FLL League Qualifying Event (November 17, 2018)

  • Sunset Coast Splash FTC Qualifying Event (December 1, 2018)

  • St. Joseph FRC District Event (March 7-9, 2019)

  • Robotics Roundtable Radio Show (February-April, 2019)

Robotics Round Table

Robotics Roundtable, a weekly show on WSJM Radio featuring discussion on FIRST Robotics, will begin its fourth season in late February. The show is a partnership between the radio station and the SCRA, and will be underwritten by sponsors TBA. The moderators will be Ray Gustafson, the station’s program director, and Tim Dunaj, judge advisor for the St. Joseph FRC District Competition. The show will air live on WSJM as well as on Facebook with a podcast available on

The Lakeshore Robotics Team had a very successful season!

At our first District competition in Saint Joseph, we won the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors and won a Hard Hat Safety award, first runner-up to the safety award. At our second District competition in Gaylord, we won two awards: the Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation, and the Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories. At both District competitions, the team made it to semifinals. With these successes, we made it to the Michigan State Championship, where at the end of qualifications on our field, we ranked third, and captained the third seeded alliance, striking out in quarterfinals. We were very happy to have won the Innovation in Control award. Our performance at state allowed us to attend the Detroit World Championship. Team Lance-A-Bot, along side team Argos, the Average Joes, and Genesee Robotics Area Youth Team (GRAYT), were finalists on the Archimedes field. at the World's Competition.