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FRC World Championship

Published on May 7, 2015, by

Team 1741 Red Alert Robotics competed at the FRC 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 FRC 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 FRC teams 1747 HBR (Lafayette), 5010 Tiger Dynasty (Fishers), 868 Tech Hounds (Carmel), and 4485 Tribe Tech (Danville).  Also with us were FTC 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!


Purdue District

Published on March 25, 2015, by

A.N.D.Y. in Action

This past weekend FIRST Team 1741 Red Alert Robotics participated in the first Purdue University District Competition. The team joined the 6th seed alliance with team 461 and team 3176. Although they did not make it to semifinals, the team took home the Engineering Inspiration award, insuring their place at the Indiana State Competition at Warren Central High School on April 2nd-4th .

Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST, made an appearance at the Purdue event, and gave an inspirational speech about the


Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST

mission of FIRST, and it’s success so far. Be sure to check in after April 4th for updates about Red Alert’s performance at the State Competition.

This trip could not have been possible without the amazing support of our sponsors.  THANK YOU!!

We also want to recognize several students from Red Alert who went above and beyond at the Purdue District event:




Akhil, Grayson, and Noah doing field reset!

  • Colin S – Field Reset Volunteer
  • Ben R – Field Reset Volunteer
  • Grayson T – Field Reset Volunteer
  • Nathaniel Z – Field Reset Volunteer
  • Zach M – Field Reset Volunteer
  • Noah T – Field Reset Volunteer
  • Akhil I – Field Reset Volunteer
  • Kim Montgomery (Bus Driver) – Scoring


We also want to congratulate the following:

Connor O – Dean’s List Semi-Finalist


Lawrence North Competition

Published on March 5, 2015, by

IndianaDisrictFrom Friday February 27 to Sunday, March 1st Red Alert competed in the week one competition at Lawrence North High School.  During the competition we joined the 8th seed alliance, along with teams 1529, and 1720, with whom we made it to the semi finals. Also during the competition, we were given the Judges’ Award for our unique efforts, and performance. Our next competition will be at Purdue University, in Lafayette, beginning on March 19th.