Our team, Java The Hutts, is based in Fort Myers, Florida. Because we’re the first FTC team in our county, our goal is to spread the awareness of robotics and get more and more students involved with FIRST. We have already inspired 4 other teams in our county to join as a result of our incredible finish last year - 4th in the state and 64th in the nation. We were a rookie team two years ago, and encountered a vast set of challenges, ranging from learning programming via Java with no prior experience, to building an arm that could collect 14 minerals in Operational Mode alone. In our second year, we learned how to manufacture most of our own metal parts and developed strong relationships with local rising rookie teams. Now, more than ever, we are ready for the future of FIRST Robotics and are excited to enter our third season as an exceptionally better team overall.