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FTC 519 Advances to Virginia States

For the TL;DR people, the short story is that Epsilon Delta Too, Herndon High School FTC Team 519 is advancing to the Virginia State competition, because of winning the first place Inspire Award at the Northern VA Qualifier held on December 12th!

FTC 519 Battlefield Pirate Theme

For those who want more of a play-by-play, continue reading… although don’t expect a dynamic-duo novel extraordinaire 😉

Continue reading FTC 519 Advances to Virginia States

Did you know: Over $25 Million worth of College Scholarships …

There are over $25 Million available in college scholarships for High School students that participate in either FIRST Tech Challenge or FIRST Robotics Competition. These are being

For more information about the FIRST Scholarship Program, visit http://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships.

– See more at: http://www.firstinspires.org/press-room/first-announces-scholarship-program-milestone#sthash.7hKRYFEx.dpuf

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.

DC Regional – Mar 29 and 30 – See 116 compete!

Here is our match schedule for Friday and Saturday:

Friday (Mar 29)

09-Q 116 4242 1849 709 1731 2121 10:19am
16-Q   4456 1446 116 138 611 2974 11:15am
26-Q  2186 2630 1123 116 4464 422 1:53pm
36-Q 623 79 4137 116 1915 2630 3:13pm
45-Q  1195 2377 614 4466 612 116 4:25pm
50-Q  2912 4466 1735 166 3941 116 5:05pm

Saturday (Mar 30)

59-Q  116 686 2642 166 1522 2849 9:32am
77-Q  2914 2900 383 709 2534 116 11:56am
84-Q  1719 620 116 1389 2963 2961 11:41am

Webcast

http://robotics.nasa.gov/events/livestream/dcregional.php

The robot is working well, and the few problems we had were quickly fixed.  During our practice matches today, it seems like things were really finally coming together.  In some of the practice matches, we scored 38, 46, and 58 points all by ourselves.  We actually left the pits early tonight, because there was nothing left to fix, and nothing to work on!  If we can keep that up, tomorrow should be pretty interesting.

New Member Meeting! Sep 25, 2012

Come to our New Member Meeting and learn about everything the HHS Robotics team does. There will be pizza and presentations about each aspect of our team – come to find out more where you can help and have fun! We do more than just build robots, there’s bound to be a part of the team you’ll find interesting. Bring a friend and get involved!

Our team meets every Tuesday in the Herndon High School drama room from 7P to 9P during the Fall.

Kickoff!! Saturday, Jan 7 at 9a

Team116’s kickoff event will be held on Saturday, January 7, 9:00a, at the Herndon High School library. Come to watch the FIRST broadcast, eat breakfast, and learn the new game for this year!

The library is located to the left of the main office as you walk into Door #1 at the front of the school.

 

Parents’ Meeting this Tuesday, Nov 8 at 7p

All student team members’ parents are asked to attend a short parent meeting this Tuesday, Nov 8 at 7p. We’ll discuss the general team guidelines, your student’s participation, our build season, competitions, costs, and other details for the season. We look forward to seeing you there!

New members’ interest meeting – Tuesday, Sep 20

The New Members’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, Sep 20 in the Herndon High School’s drama room!

Our team members will present topics such as,

  • Team history
  • Info about FIRST
  • Team benefits, such as scholarship opportunities
  • Philosophy and expectations
  • Our build teams and season info
  • Competitions and awards
  • Finances, spirit, travel
  • Anecdotes

Come for the pizza, stay for the robots!

Scheduling update

The team’s administration is determining our summer meeting schedule – there’s many projects to complete! The remaining ones are listed below:

  1. Shop cleanup and re-organization!
  2. PoliceBot/RescueBot development
  3. Fall FLL event in DC (details TBD)
  4. Fall off-season event/scrimmage for recruiting new team members
  5. Complete mill CNC-upgrade
Continue watching the team mailing list and here for updates!