Team Duct Tape is super excited to be heading to the 2016-17 FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship in Davie, FL. It was a tough season, with nearly 200 teams competing statewide, so it was no easy feat to earn a spot in the top 28. In the end, we finished in 25th place, and now […]
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Paul Markun, who recently received the Compass Award at the Florida FTC State Championship for his support of our community based FIRST youth robotics team for more than seven years, has come into financial difficulties and is in danger of losing his workshop. He’s given so much to us over the years, that we want to […]
Our 7th season brought our 7th Florida FTC State Championship opportunity, and while we had challenges on the field, our teamwork was solid, and our robot proved reliable and robust, without a single mechanical problem throughout a hard day of competition. Our design and quality engineering spoke for itself, earning TDT the Rockwell Collins Innovate […]
While we love the robot build each year, FIRST is about a lot more than robots, and nothing brings that home more than the countless people who dedicate their time and share their expertise with students on teams everywhere. In our case, our most dedicated mentor is Mr. Paul Markun, of Tampa Technik, in St. Petersburg. […]
We’ve had a great start to our 2014-15 FIRST Tech Challenge Season, finishing in 4th place in our ROBOT League after two meets that included a 2nd place award and a Think Award, and qualifying for the 1st League Championship at St. Leo University on January 10th. At our last meet, we came in third, and earned […]