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TDT Here, There and Everywhere!

We've got a scissor lift!

Barnes & Noble outreach crew

Team Duct Tape’s been on the road a lot lately, kicking off World Championship fundraiser events, like the recent Barnes & Noble Book Fair, working at Tampa Technik in St. Petersburg, with mentor Paul Markun working on the new scissor lift design, and yesterday at the first ever Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, where 300 people came to enjoy exhibits and activities that included robots from FIRST teams, the Univ. of South Florida and others.  FTC teams Brick Buddies and Mission imPossible were there, too.

Today, the team’s headed back out to Tampa Technik, and will be putting in some additional work this week in the hopes of being up and running for the Jr. FLL Expo at the Glazer Children’s Museum next Saturday, where we’ll be helping anchor an FTC exhibit (and maybe getting a little scrimmaging in) with Middleton High School’s Masquerade and maybe dent in the universe, all three St. Louis bound.

Just three more weeks until the FIRST World Championship!

At Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire


Busy Outreach Day at Jr. FIRST LEGO League Expo at MOSI!

Team Duct Tape member, Adi, went pretty much nonstop all day at the Jr. FLL Snack Attack Expo at MOSI last Sunday. The place was jam packed with teams of very young and very remarkable Jr. FLLers showcasing their 2012 Snack Attack projects, as well as their families, friends and supporters and visiting MOSI guests.

We gave away all our duct tape goodies, dozens of FIRST brochures and flyers about the upcoming Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire that TDT will be participating in, in March.

FTC Teams Hydra and  Schroedinger’s Army were also there with their robots (Hydra also had their FRC robot!), and everyone enjoyed seeing the variety of ways teams approach game challenges.  (For what it’s worth, it’s going to be really hard to “stack up” to the Schroedinger’s Army robot!)

The day was great fun, and it was wonderful seeing all the energy and enthusiasm for FIRST programs from youth, families and MOSI visitors!