Category Archives: FRC

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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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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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

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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UIL State Champs

UIL State Champs

On Thursday, the team piled into a bus to head down to Austin for the Texas UIL state champs. Time to play some robots 🙂 By the end of Friday we had a record of 3-1, with our one loss being in a close match where the final score was 272 to 265. The team felt that overall on Friday

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Outreach – Conrad Collegiate Academy

Outreach – Conrad Collegiate Academy

Conrad Collegiate Academy Signing Day Last year was the inaugural year for the Conrad Collegiate Academy, which partners with Richland Community College to graduate students from high school with an associates degree. The program is quite competitive, and is drawing new students from across the district to Conrad, many of whom are interested in technology and robotics. This year, Conrad held

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Outreach – St. Thomas STEM Fair

Outreach – St. Thomas STEM Fair

STEM FAIR St. Thomas Aquinas invited us to showcase our latest robot, Whirlpool, for their school STEM Fair event. We had previously worked with the school to start two FLL teams and were happy to participate. The event was a huge success, with between 750 and 1000 participants, and we were fortunate to be given a spot right in the

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Build Season – Day 11/12/13 – More Prototyping

Build Season – Day 11/12/13 – More Prototyping

More Prototyping After roughly a week of prototyping, we unfortunately had questions coming in at the rate of answers. Can we build an effective shooter, despite relatively little team experience, by using online resources to get close and then dial it in? Will a roller or belted intake function properly this year with our preferred over-bumper design? If we go

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