We’ve been so busy since kick-off in early September, we haven’t had a chance to post an update until now.
First of all, congratulations to Marcus of KNO3 for taking home the duct tape Minion in recognition of his great Rover Ruckus game guess, in our annual Guess the Game challenge! And second, Rover Ruckus is pretty awesome. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance by descending from a central platform called “the Lander”, collecting Minerals (blocks and balls) from the Crater, sorting and scoring Minerals into the Cargo Hold of the Lander, performing Autonomous tasks, and navigating to specific parts of the Playing Field. You can see the Rover Ruckus game animation and other related game specs on our Library page.
On Saturday, August 18, from 1pm to 3pm, FIRST Tech Challenge Team Duct Tape will be hosting a Library Robotics Teams Open House at Regency Park Branch Library , in New Port Richey, FL. FIRST LEGO League Jr. Team LEGO Pros, which also meets at Regency Park Library, will also be on hand showcasing what they do.
FIRST LEGO League Jr. LEGO Pros has room for two to three students ages 6-9. Team Duct Tape is a middle and high school level team, that currently has opening for 5-6 students.
Super excited to be heading to the 2017 South Super Regional in Athens, GA March 23-25, after being part of the Winning Alliance with teams Super 7 and Mechromancers at the Florida FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship a few weeks ago!
We’re very grateful to the Tampa Bay Robotics Foundation for defraying event registration costs, but we still need to pay for travel, food and lodging. To help reduce costs for families, we’re holding a Game Night Fundraiser Friday, March 17 at our new home at Regency Park Library in New Port Richey.
It’s a donation based fundraiser, totally free to
attend and play games, enjoy some food and see TDT’s 2017 robot, built for the Velocity Vortex game.
Give what you can, if you can, and if you can’t give, just come play with us and see why FIRST Tech Challenge is such an awesome engineering competition.