About Tribe Tech
Tribe Tech Robotics Team 4485 began its journey in 2012. The idea of starting a team was proposed by a Danville Community High School student, David Shaw. He convinced counselor, Mike Klinker to supervise the club and bring the First Robotics experience to the students of DCHS. Since its humble beginnings working out of an old photo developing classroom with little knowledge or experience with robotics, our program has developed drastically in many aspects. We now have 28 dedicated students and 9 adult mentors with diverse backgrounds that help make us a well rounded team.
A large and vital part to our successful program is the many sponsors that have supported the team from the start. NASA was our founding sponsor and donated enough money to fund our entire first season. Major Companies from Indianapolis such as Allison Transmission and Rolls-Royce have also provided generous donations that allow us to purchase the technology and parts we need to compete each season. The town of Danville may be one of the biggest supporters of our robotics program. Duke Energy, Danville Optimist, Danville Education Foundation, Hendricks Regional Health, Waste Management, ext. are some of the many local companies that donate to our robotics program. Tribe Tech is very involved with the community and other First teams. We have collaborated mechanism designs with Ben Davis High School. We have also recently started robotics programs at our elementary and middle schools in our district. This past summer members from team 4485 also hosted a robotics camp for elementary age students.