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Way to Go FTC!

Published on December 4, 2014, by

Congratulations to our Red Alert FTC teams, Panic in the Build Room and CyberStorm who competed in an FTC competition on Saturday November 15th. Both teams are headed for the state competition. The two teams hosted the competition at Middle School North, and they expressed gracious professionalism and coopertition to their fellow alliances. Team 8149 Panic in the Build Room won the prestigious Think Award while team 6190 CyberStorm was one of the runner ups for the award. The Think Award is given to the team who best demonstrates their progress through an exemplary engineering notebook. Two team members said,”At the competition we had a great time interacting with other teams and meeting new people.” Overall the teams enjoyed their time making memories and exploring STEAM at the competition. 


Red Alert Wins 3rd in MedExpress Contest

Published on November 20, 2014, by

Red Alert recently won 3rd place in the Excellent Sportsmanship Award through MedExpress on Facebook. It was a tough competition with many other teams entered, but we ended up finishing with over 2000 votes! 1741 was the first team to ever place in Indiana! This is an exhilarating new experience that has motivated the team to try even harder next time. Red Alert would like to thank everyone who voted and Greenwood MedExpress for presenting us with the award. We’re excited for the competition next year!



Indy South FLL Tournament

Published on November 20, 2014, by

This past weekend Red Alert hosted the Indy South FLL Tournament at Center Grove Middle School North. Over 20 FLL teams from across the state came and competed with their robots in an effort to advance to the state competition. Our gracious volunteers helped judge all of their core values presentations, and though only one won the award, all teams made a great effort. Thank you to all the judges who volunteered their time to make sure all the kids had a great experience. The competition was fierce and each team put in their best effort. At the end of the day everyone had an amazing time full of fun. We look forward to seeing all the teams next year!



Cage Match

Published on October 23, 2014, by

This past Saturday, October 18th, Red Alert Robotics celebrated a victory at Cage Match, an off-season competition that lets teams meet and compete in a friendly atmosphere. The team placed fourth seed overall in the qualifying rounds. Nearing the end of the competition Red Alert chose their alliance partners, teams 1024, 1646, and 5402, ultimately leading to victory. Although it was a rocky start with one crucial loss we managed to beat the odds and come back to win the competition.  This victory, coupled with winning State, has put the team in high spirits, which hopefully leads to a good future. 

Cage Match also allows for new team members to experience the competition environment. This event is a great opportunity for members to practice driving the robot. Team member Ashley Varney said “I loved getting to drive, it was so fun!” Every year at this event Red Alert hosts a silly science fair which is a space where students and children alike can learn about robotics, build with legos, get their faces painted and have educational and safe fun. Overall it was a great day with many wonderful experiences for old and new members alike. Red Alert couldn’t have won without the help of their amazing alliance partners, teams 1024, 1646, and 5402, and would like to extend our thanks for all their great work.


       Shown left to right: Conner O., Tommy R., Ashley V.                                                    


                                          Team Photo 


                            Red Alert cheering on our team


Greene’s Community Fair

Published on October 9, 2014, by
        On October 4th Red Alert Robotics held the Community Fair in partnership with Comics are Cool, Greene’s Auto, and the Ottney Family. The Fair brought in a great crowd this year; many families enjoyed the games, food, and learning opportunities provided by this event. Music provided by Hot Rod Worship allowed for a family-fun environment that entertained patrons during the fair. Throughout the day members of the community stopped by and played games ranging from shooting Nerf targets to Plinko. Zoey’s pizzeria, Chick-fil-a, and Circle City Spuds and Grub provided amazing food. The numerous volunteers not only helped with setup and teardown, but also contributed by bringing hot apple cider, coffee, hot chocolate, and baked goods. The Robotics Team brought two of their robots, Whizbee  and Jaws, for members of the community to drive. At the end of the day, everyone left with a smile on their face a new knowledge about the Robotics Family.