An Exceptional FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team

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Competition Time!

by Jacob Canon On December 20th, 2014 at 7 am, Team Duct Tape arrived at the competition to set up our pit area and talk to other teams and learn what changes they made since their last competition. Opening ceremonies were at 9:30 and all teams where required to attend. Directly after the opening ceremonies the […]

Girl Power!

by Marissa Schiereck Guess what we did this month?  On Tuesday December 16th Team Duct Tape (TDT) could be found at Sickles High School. There we met the “Girls Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Club”. TDT demonstrated this year’s robot for the club and spread the love of robotics. Team Duct Tape had a […]

KickStarter Helps Duct Tape Keep Rolling!

We’re all doing the Happy Dance now, like Marissa and her little sister at left.  We’re so very grateful to all our great supporters for helping us reach our KickStarter target goal of $1000 so quickly!   For the first time in five years, we have a comfortable budget to work with at the start […]

Ring It Up! Game is Live

So here’s what we gotta do in Ring it Up! The object of the game is to score more points than your opponent’s alliance (good idea in a competition!) by placing plastic rings onto pegs on the center rack. Teams will also be challenged to detect special “weighted” rings to earn a special multiplier bonus. […]

World Championship Top Ten for Team Duct Tape!!

This season, we built three robots, put in hundreds of hours designing, building, on outreach and fundraising, and proved our way into the semi-finals to compete against the cream of the crop at the FTC Championship in St. Louis last weekend. And we held our own, helping our Edison alliance stay in the game for […]

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