First Tech Challenge has just released its’ new game titled Block Party. Two team members and the assistant coach had the opportunity to attend the kickoff event in Delaney. We are looking forward to the new season and we hope you are too.
On December 8th Zinc Iridium was honored to host the second qualifier day for the Southern Maryland VEX league. With 22 teams attending, the cafeteria at the King’s Christian Academy was full of hard working students. Team 3077 went 6-2 for the day which put us 4th in the league rankings (30 teams) after two days of qualifiers. The next qualifier day is January 5th @ Patuxent High School.
On December 15th 3077 attended the FTC Southern Maryland Qualifier at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center host by our friends FTC 2843 – Under the Son. Team 3077 had another good day winning 3 matches out of 6. Two other matches ended in 0-0 ties due to penalties. All said and done we were 4th out of the field of 16 teams and were selected to join team 4452 the Wolverines from Watkins Mills High School on the 3rd seed alliance.
We were beat by the 2nd seed alliance in the semi-finals but had a great day. Team 3077 was also a finalist for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award, but did not bring home any trophy’s. Our next FTC Qualifier is January 12th the the US Naval Academy!
Great Job KCA Robotics!
Ring It Up! is live. Homework for everyone on 3077 is to read the game manual @ http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/game and be ready to discuss the new game on Tuesday!
In three and a half hours 3077 will make the unexpected trek to the Diamond State FIRST Tech Challenge. Long trip ahead but lots of excitement (at least before getting up at 3-something in the morning).
FTC “Bowled Over” looks like lots of fun! Even Rookie teams can score big! We are looking forward to a great season! We won a field element in a give-away they had at the Capital City College game reveal – woo hoo! This should really help us design & practice!