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July 18, 2019

Worlds was awesome. Being a Houston team, we obviously went to the Houston Championship. We were awarded Think Finalist which was super cool and although the robot didn't perform as hoped, we still had a ton of fun and learned a lot.

Speaking of learning, this season wa...

January 25, 2019

I had the opportunity to volunteer as a referee at the Hogg Middle School FLL Qualifier. I had a lot of fun watching the dozens of FLL teams perform on the table and in the judging arena. I helped set up the competition and judging tables and assisted with tearing down...

September 9, 2018

Kickoff is here! The 2018-19 FTC Season has officially started! The Rover Ruckus challenge has been released and we are stoked! 

For kickoff we and some Thunderbolts attended an event hosted by Space Center Houston.

They had an excellent panel of speakers in the lead-up...

August 6, 2018

Ben and I had a great time video conferencing the Robo Sapiens. They were having some trouble with configuring the robot and adding in a servo. We were able to help them find the bugs and get everything working, as well as solve some additional unexpected issues along...

July 3, 2018

The team travelled to our long time sponsor Jacobs Engineering to brush up/learn how to use their cnc router. Mark is our router specialist and Zach has had some exposure, but the rest of us had never used the router at all, so it was an excellent learning opportunity....

June 30, 2018

With our CAD skill freshly honed, we headed over to the Thunderbolts' place and taught them the foundations of CAD. All of the cornerstones that are required to begin creating in 3D like sketches and dimensions, extrusion and cuts, assemblies and uploading a part to be...

June 28, 2018

Summer is traditionally the time where we put together gifts for our awesome sponsors -- and this summer is no different. With our main sponsor gift creator (Sam) having graduated from FTC and the team, we traveled to the Harris County Freeman Public Library and their...

June 28, 2018

In preparation for upcoming FTC workshops this summer, Coach Belbas and our most experienced CAD people (Joel and Zach -- Mark is working on sponsor gifts) have been taking the rest of 404 (and a guest, Ben) through the basics of CAD. 

We started with designing a g...

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