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Getting to the Ultimate Goal

What a ride the season has been so far. We realized we hadn’t posted an update to the Guess the Game game. Galactic Squirrels up in Gainesville won!

The season to date from September on has been an interesting one, to say the least. Meeting online at the start of the season, we moved to in person meetings by late September, and have been meeting in-person and online ever since, masked and with lots of hand sanitizing. And we also gained four new team members!

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Thank You, 8th Light!

Recently, Team Duct Tape members joined in an Open House at 8th Light, Inc. ,a Chicago and Tampa based Agile software development company that we met at coolTech.  8th Light specializes in a variety of programming languages for developing “beautiful applications”  for  web, mobile, and embedded projects, and more to our purposes,  8th Light deeply believes in pride of workmanship, and  elegant solutions achieved through collaboration and education.   Team members really enjoyed their visit, especially experiencing the Oculus VR goggles the group had on hand!

We thought that was all wonderful enough, and looked forward to participating in future 8th Light Open Houses, and perhaps some programming mentoring for next season.  Then we got an unexpected but very welcome surprise – a generous donation to the team from 8th Light!

We feel honored and humbled by 8th Light’s support, and we’re very grateful to count this fine business among our 2013-14 season sponsors.  We’ll do our best to represent with the class and professionalism for which 8th Light is known, and look forward to having 8th Light along on our new season journey!

Thank you, 8th Light!


TDT @ coolTech 2012!

Now in its fifth year, coolTECH is the premier showcase of new technologies and cutting-edge innovations in the region – and FTC Team Duct Tape has been at the last three events!  On June 22, from 9am-3pm, at the Tampa Bay Convention Center, we’ll be joining exhibitors showcasing some of the hottest technologies in an interactive format where attendees can experiment first hand with the innovations.

Stop by to visit us in Booth 15, to see our sky high scissor lift robot, and try your hand at driving it.  We’ll also be showcasing student CAD resources – try assembling your own FIRST Tech Challenge robot, or maybe even driving one in Robot C Virtual Worlds –   and sharing more about FIRST STEM  programs for academic and career technical education.   FTC Team Brick Buddies will also be at coolTech, so you can  have twice as much fun with FIRST!

You can register to attend through June 22.  Hope to see you there!