[FRC Blog] FRC Team 2468, Team Appreciate, Earns $100M Over the Weekend!

Posted on the FRC Blog, 7/1/14: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-Team-Earns-100M

**FRC Team 2468, Team Appreciate, Earns $100M Over the Weekend!
**Blog Date: ** Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 18:20

Oh, sorry, I was typing too fast. A *movie *Team Appreciate’s *robot *is in earned $100M over the weekend. Team Appreciate’s cut has not been made public, but let’s just say you can expect to see a substantial increase in their bot bling for the 2015 season.

Their robot from the 2012 season appears in the new Transformers movie*, shooting basketballs. The main character in the film even speaks to it. You can check out more info on Team Appreciate’s Facebook page.

Nice work team!


*This is not an endorsement for the new Transformers movie. The last movie I watched was Fritz Lang’s M. That one I endorse, even though it has no robots in it.

They posted on their Facebook page that they do not get a cut of the profits

The question is, will their 2015 robot transform in autonomous?

Either way, AWESOME WAY TO MAKE IT LOUD!:ahh: :ahh: :ahh: :ahh:

Even if they did, with Hollywood accounting they’d probably owe money :rolleyes:

The walking robots on the table around Mark Walberg were built by FRC Team 1501’s own Mike Smyth.
Here’s one of his early ones: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/22809
Mike was flown to the film site, given a room at a 4 star hotel and the use of a car for the time he was there.
He’s got several funny stories from when he was there.
One I remember was the one where Mark knocked one of the robots off the table. The director yelled cut and you could have heard a pin drop it was so quiet. Mike picked up the bot and did a quick check. He got it working and said “It’s takes a licking but keeps on ticking.” The entire crew laughed.


Jake Cooper, our driver, and I had a great time on set with Mike. We shared stories for the two days while on the set and talked about FRC, robots and the movie itself.

In addition, Steve Norris from http://www.norrislabs.com/ was on set with his robots. He had the footstool robot, the frig and trashcan robot along with some others of his.