Q: What is 3618?

A: The Paladins are a FRC team under the number 3618. 

Q: So, what even is a 'Paladin'?

A: That's actually a great question. A Paladin, according to the dictionary, is a knight renowned for heroism and chivalry. The Paladins follow that definition - we are a team working towards being not only the best innovators, but kind and gracious along the way. 

Q: So how is 'Paladins' pronounced?

A: Pal-uh-dins.

Q: What about Petoskey?

A: Pet-ah-sss-key

Q: What is this year's challenge?

A:  FIRST STEAMworks has been released! The build season has begun, so students will be meeting much more frequently than before. Please encourage them to get lots of sleep, stay hydrated, and keep up on their homework. Ineligible students will be unable to attend competitions, and you don't want to build an awesome robot and not see it compete. 

If you're interested, the game manual is here, and the game animation is below. The playlist includes detailed field tours.

Q: This is all so cool! How do I join?

A: The Paladins accept new members every year in September. We do have rolling admission for students who decide to join late, but the absolute deadline is our yearly Northwest Michigan Robotics Conference in early December. All the information and forms will be posted here or could be picked up at Mr. Ochs' room at Petoskey High School.

Q: Where can I get more information about different programs?

A: Head over to the Petoskey Robotics website. On there is a FAQ that can provide some more in-depth information, and if you have more questions, you can contact us at petoskeypaladins3618@gmail.com.