Have you been following the FIRST Tech Challenge Blog?
Seen any clues? We’re not sure either, but if you want to take a stab at what you think this year’s game is, enter it on our online form and the closest guess – at the local Florida kick off and one out of state guess – will win some awesome duct tape thing!
In the past, we’ve had messenger bags, and last year, we gave away a cool Captain America Duct Tape Shield to the winner!
So whaddaya waiting for! Browse that blog for some possible clues and give us your best guess by September 11th!
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 the Think Award, and generally had an awesome time. We really enjoyed our Tailgate party on Saturday. This could be the start of a new tradition!
We send our very warmest best wishes for Happy Holidays to all sponsors and friends, and to all the teams and volunteers in the ROBOT League. We really value and deeply appreciate the immense volunteer time it takes to make our FIRST Tech Challenge experience possible, and so much fun! Thank you all!
Best wishes to everyone in 2015, and see you at the League Championship!
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 team competed in the first match where we experienced technical problems with our servo that allows us to grab onto the rolling goals and tow it behind us so we can score, where we can clearly see the balls. We competed three more times before lunch and lost two matches that morning.
Lunch was at about 11:30 and the team had a tail gate party instead of going out and ordering food. We had hamburgers, some homemade mac and cheese, snacks, and a lot more. Right after the meal we went back to competing for four more matches.
At the end of the day we took third place and won the Think award for having the best engineering note book.
We had a great day and we can’t wait till the next match.