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FIRST® Stronghold℠!

Published on November 5, 2015, by


FIRST® Robotics Competition World Championship

Published on May 7, 2015, by

Team 1741 Red Alert Robotics competed at the FIRST® Robotics Competition World Championships from Wednesday, April 22, to Saturday April 25. There were  over 600 other teams in St. Louis, and we competed with 71 other teams on the Newton division.

There were teams from all over the world including, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Australia, the United States, and Israel.  We finished qualifications ranked 31st on a very competitive field and were chosen by the 6th seed alliance.  We want to thank FIRST® Robotics Challenge Teams 1983 “Skunk Works Robotics” and 3641 “The Flying Toasters” for working with us during eliminations!

Indiana had a great presence at the championships overall with 14 teams and 9 making the eliminations!  Congratulations to all the other Indiana teams for a job well done!

We learned a lot during our time in St. Louis and look forward to putting all those lessons to good use next build season!  Keep an eye out for us this summer as we will be very active in the community.  We will have our summer camp, library demos, and many other opportunities for the community to learn about STEM and FIRST® robotics!

Check out our Flickr page for pics from the championships!


Indiana State Competition

Published on April 6, 2015, by

This weekend FIRST® team Red Alert 1741 attended the Indiana State Competition. The first Thursday of state we had many students helping volunteer for field reset. The following day we had a very successful round of qualification matches and even more students volunteering for field reset and as VIPs. We ended that Friday as the seventh place seed. On Saturday our team was sixth seed, but moved into fourth by the end of alliance selections. We were the alliance captains and invited teams 1747 and 4982. Although our alliance didn’t move onto semi-finals, we had a great day and were excited to win the gracious professionalism award. To end the day FIRST® team Red Alert was excited to hear that WE ARE GOING TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

We have big plans for World and are all very excited to Make It Loud in St. Louis. FIRST® team 1741 Red Alert looks forward to finishing off our season strong and are wishing good luck to all teams.

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Childrens Museum-Robots Galore!

Published on March 29, 2015, by

We were very proud to be invited by Indiana FIRST® to participate in a day of robots at The Indianapolis Children Museum.  Along with us were FIRST® Robotics Competition teams 1747 HBR (Lafayette), 5010 Tiger Dynasty (Fishers), 868 Tech Hounds (Carmel), and 4485 Tribe Tech (Danville).  Also with us were FIRST® Tech Challenge teams 6190 Cyberstorm and 8149 Panic In The Buildroom.

We were stormed by thousands of kids all day wanting to learn more about robots and STEM.  We had hands on activities for kids to make clothes pin cars, coloring pages, and robot demonstrations.

A big thank you goes out to the Childrens Museum for inviting us to participate in this awesome day.  We also want to thank the other teams that came for working with us to share our love of STEM!

For pictures from our day, check out our Flickr.com photo album!


Red Alert on Air #5 – 2015

Published on February 7, 2015, by