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…

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…

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…

Build Season – Day 8 – Detailed Prototypes

Detailed Prototyping Saturday was a pretty critical day. We basically had 6 hours total of meeting time during the entire school week, and tacked on another 9 hours on Saturday. While the Tuesday through Thursday prototyping was predominately build via…

Build Season – Day 5 – Prototyping

Prototyping While the strategy team continues to decide what needs to be built, we decided to start with some VERY basic prototyping to help everyone start to visualize manipulator, field, and game piece interactions. We’ve found that especially with new members, staring…

Build Season – Day 4 – Strategery

Group Rules Discussion / Intro to Strategy The first half of the meeting was spent revisiting the rules, with a little added context as we all had a chance to let them soak in over the weekend. While we aren’t yet…

L3 Mentor Recruitment

Mentor Recruiting While the excitement builds for kickoff, we are actively working to help support rookies in our area. Today, L3 invited our Regional Director, John Shellene, and mentor Steven Smith to speak to a group of ~30 people interested…