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2015 Underground Society of Animators Winners!

First and foremost thank you to all the teams that participated in this year’s Underground Society of Animators Award! The judges at Theory Animation were very impressed with all the submissions and we are happy to announce the winners for each category:

Technical Award Winner: Team 008

Creative Award Winner: Team 1720

Judge’s Award Winner: Team 250

Honorable Mention Winners: Teams 1094, 166, 111, 694, 178

Congratulations to all the winners and we’d like to give a huge thank you to our supporters of the award Theory Animation and AutomationDirect! We couldn’t have done it without you.

 

To see all the submissions check out our YouTube Channel!

 

Winning teams should have received an email from team116animationaward@gmail.com. If you won and did not receive this email please contact us ASAP.

Animation Competition Update

Thank you to the fourteen teams that entered our competition this year! We’re very impressed with the submissions and we know our judges are excited to see them as well. We will announce winners by the end of April 25, 2015.

Make sure to check out our YouTube Channel to see all the submissions! We will be publishing them here soon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxH1R4h1S-bqmbbtEHo9XjA/feed

Animation Award Promo Video

We’re really excited to see all your submissions, but in the meantime check out our promo video for the award made by the amazing people at AutomationDirect!

Congrats to FTC Team 519 — Epsilon Delta II

This past weekend our sister team, FTC Team 519 Epsilon Delta II, won the Inspire Award at the FTC Eastern Virginia Qualifier which means that they will be moving on to the State level. We want to congratulate them on this accomplishment and wish them the best at their next competition.

The 2015 Animation Award is up!

Thank you for everyone’s patience! We are happy to announce the new USA Animation Award which is now presented in partnership with AutomationDirect! Make sure to read the new rules posted under our 2015 Animation Competition Page.  Good luck to all the teams and make sure to contact us with any questions you have.

Build Season is Under way!

The 2015 game was released this past Saturday and Epsilon Delta is well under way in the planning process.

We started the weekend off with our annual Kickoff breakfast where we enjoyed some waffles, games, and the new challenge this year, Recycle Rush!

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Students eagerly waiting for “the big reveal”.

The next day we created our mini field and began our “Stubots” strategy planning meeting.  During this time students act as the robots in our make-shift field to help us not only better understand the rules of the game, but figure out what does or doesn’t work in it  We had lots of fun and began to break down what exactly we want our robot to be able to do.  We’re excited to see what this season will bring, and we want to give a big thank you to Team 5338 – Robo Loco for joining us and giving their input on the game as well!

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Members act as robots in our annual Stubots meeting

Kickoff Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Kickoff! Meeting is in the HHS Library at 9! Get ready for some games, prizes, breakfast, and the NEW GAME!

The broadcast starts around 10:15 for those who can’t make it or are interested to watch.  It will be on NASA TV or at this link.

Epsilon Delta Takes DC and Helps Local FLL Teams

This past Saturday, 116 payed a visit to the other Air and Space museum for the Smithsonian’s Innovation Festival in Washington DC.  Along with team 2402, we represented FIRST at the festival for inventions and patents with our Squarebots and enthusiasm.

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The next day we helped out our local FLL teams by supporting a mock tournament at Nova Labs where we judged the kids’ projects, robots, and core values and also kept score for the tournament.  We were all really impressed with their attention to detail, and the accomplishments of the teams.

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We wish all the Nova Labs teams good luck on their upcoming competitions!