Team Trophy Case!

Team Trophy Case!

Our team is fortunate to have an incredibly supportive administration and staff at our school, and a while ago we were offered some space at the front of our school under a staircase and asked us to build a trophy case highlighting the robotics program. It was under constructions most of the summer, but we finally finished it just before

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Hands on FTC Training for future TI Mentors

Hands on FTC Training for future TI Mentors

We had a blast working with one of our favorite sponsors, Texas Instruments, at a FIRST Tech Challenge mentor recruiting and training meeting they organized. We got the chance to build REV Robotics Minibots with over 40 employees interested in becoming new mentors! Big thanks to Patrick, our local FTC Affiliate Partner, at UTD and Jacob from Wylie East High School

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Robotics Demo at the 22nd Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair

Robotics Demo at the 22nd Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair

Having a great morning at the Mayor’s Back to School Fair with our sponsor Texas Instruments! Here’s some information about this great event: The 22nd annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair is a free event provides schoolchildren and their families with school supplies and other back-to-school essentials necessary to return to school ready and equipped for a successful academic year. The Fair

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Pokemon Hunting!

Pokemon Hunting!

A few of our most avid Pokémon collectors on the team met up this past weekend and took a break from build space upgrades to spend a few hours at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden hunting squirtles as part of Pokémon GO ‘s Community Day! We had a great time and are already planning some more offseason team activities

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Scrap Donation to Local Teams

Scrap Donation to Local Teams

Our team did a much needed sort and clean out of all our scrap material this week.  We opened up our shop for any area teams that wanted the materials and we were thrilled that most of this was able to go on to a new home with other teams who can use it.  

Robots and TI Mentors (Video)

Robots and TI Mentors (Video)

Check out this AMAZING video our sponsor Texas Instruments made about our team!   Watch this video to learn more:   Read the complete article here: https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/thinkinnovate/archive/2018/05/15/pit-ninjas-robots-mentors-and-teamwork-journey-to-robotics-competition-teaches-value-of-stem-education?HQS=corp-ino-null-thinkinn-fb-blog-conrad-wwe&hootPostID=56b6a5ee9d9ce38c75dfcdf7b42194a6

STEM in the School Yard

STEM in the School Yard

Excited to have the opportunity to participate in STEM in the School Yard event again this year. This United Way event is “designed to inspire students imaginations and spark and early interest in STEM careers.” Sounds familiar right? While we didn’t get to take any picture with Troy Aikman, but we did throw a few passes of our own.  

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Offseason – NTX Tournament of Robots

Offseason – NTX Tournament of Robots

October brought with it our 6th, and final, event of our FIRST Steamworks season. It was a long and rewarding year with some exhilarating wins (306-305!!) and tough losses (game of inches). In the end, We are proud to have ended our year on a successful note by bringing home an offseason championship banner for the second straight season. The

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Texas Instruments – Outreach and RFAB Visit

Texas Instruments – Outreach and RFAB Visit

This Thursday, Texas Instruments invited all of the “house teams” in the area that are mentored by TI employees to come visit their Richardson wafer fabrication site, which manufactures billions of dollars of electronics chips every year. It was awesome to see both how electronics are made (which make up most robots), as well as the fact that almost every

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