Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with the FIRST Tech Challenge blog in the last few weeks, and if you have, you might have seen some allusions to game hints there, like on July 1 for instance. Check out some of the posts after that, too, to see if anything looks promising. Even you don’t see any game hints, you’ll get lots of good information for you new season.
Either way, you’ve got from now until September 9 to enter your best guess for the 2016-17 FIRST Tech Challenge game. The team that comes closest to the actual game wins a handmade duct tape gift! (Last year’s winner took home an awesome RD D2 made out of duct tape.)
Good luck, and Go Teams!
Team Duct Tape has earned their place in this years State Championship, within our R.O.B.O.T. league we won three awards: the Judges award for having the best video in the state of Florida, the finalist alliance award (along with Stealth tigers), and the Inspire award, which we are very grateful for. Out of the entire state of Florida, we won the honor of having the highest score for our video. An impressive 86 out of 100 was our score. A lot of sweat and tears went into our video, and we are very proud of how it turned out. Yet another proud achievement of ours is the fact that since Team Duct Tape was formed we have gone to state every year.
State Championship will be held at St. Leo University, on February 13th. Team Duct Tape is excited about participating, and we are confident in our robot and abilities. We are hopeful to make it to Super Regionals in Texas. Also, we would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters of TDT. We could not have accomplished this without your support.
Team Duct Tape
This is a night for fun, meeting new people, and enjoying each other’s company while raising funds for Team Duct Tape, a high school robotics team. If you are interested in playing games like D&D, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, or if you want to play Xbox games; Portal 1 or 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Half-Life 2, or team fortress 2; come on down. You can also try your driving skills on our robot that we have built.
Team Duct Tape is a community based team. We do not have any form of help from any institution. We have to raise our own money through grants and fundraising events like this one. We urgently need funding; last year we had to give up our spot at Super Regionals because we were short on funds. Florida’s FIRST Tech Challenge state championship is not far away and we need to get new parts for our lift on our robot soon. This money will be used to buy new parts for our robot, pay travel fees, competition entrance fees, and to expand our knowledge as future engineers.
There is no admission fee, but we do ask that you make a donation of $20-30 to help us reach our goal of $1,500 for the event. The whole team of high school students will be hosting this event along with our sponsor, Joe Healy from Microsoft, who is letting us use Microsoft’s facility for our game night. This event is to raise funds for TDT. This will benefit you because you are making an investment in a team of future engineers who will make technological advancements. Please come to the game night, enjoy a night full of games, and help TDT by donating. Thank you!
Team Duct Tape’s Game Night is on December 11th 2015 at 6-10pm
At Microsoft’s Facility: 5426 Bay Center Dr, Tampa, FL.
Game night will start at 6pm and end around 10pm.
Please e-mail Team Duct Tape at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
And Check out our Facebook page for our event: