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Take the Doolittle Challenge with the Galactic Squirrels and Help Panhandle Teams!

Team Duct Tape is helping FIRST Tech Challenge Team 14191 The Galactic Squirrels get word out about the Doolittle Institute Challenge to FIRST Teams in Florida!

Read on for their Call for Support and Please help!

A Message from the Galactic Squirrels

Team #14191, The Galactic Squirrels are teaming with the Doolittle Institute to Challenge First Teams in Florida to help rebuild First Lego League in the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael.

The Challenge.

Each FIRST Team donates one item to rebuild a Panhandle FIRST LEGO League team AND Challenges one other team to do the same.

The Goal.

Schools receive all the resources they need so they can simply build a team, build a robot and compete in the 2019 FIRST LEGO League Season. We want enough resources for 28 teams in the Florida Panhandle in 2019 season, the same as we had in 2017. We aim to have pledges of support by April 12th and donations in place by May 30th so we can notify schools and coaches they have everything they need for the 2019 season before the summer vacation begins.

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TDT Enjoys some FLL Time

Team Duct Tape members headed over to the Hillsborough High School Regional FIRST LEGO League Tournament Saturday morning, to cheer on FLL Teams Brick Buddies and TechnoForce ,  whom we’ve worked with and mentored.   It was fun seeing all that raw FLL energy, and we had to head back to TDT HQ all too soon for our own meeting that afternoon.

But we’re happy to report that Technoforce earned 3rd place in Project Research (check out their great video) and are a 1st alternate for the FLL State Championship at Florida Institute of Technology on February 27. 

And Brick Buddies won the Champion’s Award , the top FLL award for the team that most “passionately inspires and motivates others about the excitement of science and technology, solving problems, working as a team, and demonstrating respect and Gracious Professionalism.” Brick Buddies moves on to the Florida FLL State Championship at FIT, where we know they’ll do great!  Congratulations, Brick Buddies! 

We’re so proud of both  these great teams, who so terrifically exemplify all that’s so wonderful about FIRST robotics!  Go Teams!

TDT Camp off to Fun Start

Learning about Programming

Learning about Programming

Our 2010 LEGO Robotics Camp kicked off today, with a great group of eager learners.  Campers learned programming and A

A Little Building Test

A Little Building Test

Little Building Testbuilding basics, and just took off with them. We’ll be kicking things up a bit in the next few days, and then putting everyone’s new skills to the test with a mini-tournament at the end of the week.

Parents got in on the act, too, at a parent workshop to learn more about FIRST LEGO League.   Everyone enjoyed learning about the broad range of learning opportunities FIRST provides, and we had fun sharing our love of FIRST with families and students.
Parents Like Learning, Too!

Parents Like Learning, Too!