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An Up Next Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s day. What a lovely time to spend with the ones we love! Well, for robotics students that might not at all be possible. Unless you really love your team. WHAT?! In all seriousness, the stress of week six of build season can overshadow the fun of Valentine’s day.

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Basket Case

Up Next is ready to take on a new season! As a team building exercise, the coaches came up with a mock game called Basket Case. Just like a game FIRST would release at the beginning of build season, we were given a brief summary of the game and were

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Our robot, Sherman: the Victim

We’ve been running out of room with all these robots stacking up, so we had a team meeting to decide on which robot to recycle. Because we are in love with our robots Wilson and Apollo we pronounced Sherman to be the victim. Throughout the night, we took apart Sherman

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2014 Android App Camp

Last year we set a high bar of success for our Android App Camp and this year’s camp did not disappoint. We had twenty six awesome students come to learn Android App development using the MIT App Inventor 2.  They first made basic apps like Pitch Counter, Texting and Timer to learn

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2014 FLL Camp

This year, we ran our first FLL Camp! This is a big step for our team as we start to use camps more and more as an income source and to raise public awareness about FIRST. We had eleven awesome kids ranging from nine to fifteen years old. They were

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FLL & App Camp Preparations

So, we decided to host our very first FLL camps this year! We’ve already got most of the spots filled and the students are going to have a great time! Several of the instructors have a lot of experience with FLL and are hard at work passing their FLL knowledge

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2013 Massive Mini

Massive Mini, hosted by Liberty Robotics, is an annual, team learning exhibition. Massive Mini consists of a series of workshops such as Team Branding, Business, Safety, Programming, Drive Systems, CAD, Team Spirit and many more. This has been an event we have participated in since our rookie year and we

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2013 Information Night

The outlook for our 2014 season was looking bleak after graduating five talented seniors and two underclassmen not returning. Nearly 50% of our team of 13 was now gone! Imagine our surprise when we had a roomful of people show up for our 2013-2104 Information Night on August 1. Interested

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2013 Android App Camp

Android App Camp is a week-long camp where students ranging from rising 7th graders to rising high school seniors learn to develop their own applications for Android platform phones. Students work both in teams and as individuals to learn the basics of application development and to develop numerous applications before

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Android App Camp – MCC Insider

We would like to graciously thank our sponsor, MCC-BTC, for allowing us to host our very first camp at their school! We are very excited to begin our camp learning experience this summer, June 24, 2013. Check out this article about our first App Camp in the MCC Insider.

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