FIRST® Tech Challenge Team Duct Tape strives to promote FIRST® and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) throughout our community and inspire others to obtain the necessary skills and experience for success in the global marketplace. Science is everywhere in the world around us and technology is continuously expanding in every aspect of our lives. Team Duct Tape continues to inspire innovation, self-confidence, communication, and leadership in all of our endeavors through STEM related activities and projects. Each year we are tasked to raise funds to build a competitive robot, which serves as the vehicle to gain necessary skills for success.
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.
Our Open House at the Regency Park Branch Library Makerspace this past weekend was a great kick off for the start of our 11th season! The goal was to recruit new students from the New Port Richey area for both us, and our little sister team, the FIRST LEGO League Jr. LEGO Pros, as well as to raise awareness of this library based STEM program . We think we did that pretty well!