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!
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
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:
- 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
From 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.
Today Red Alert hosted our week zero scrimmage event, Recycle Rumble. All teams from Indiana were welcome to come test their robots and driving skills on a full field. Seven teams arrived to take advantage of the opportunity. The teams got a chance to see how their robot performs in action and debug any problems that arose. Drivers also got a good feel for the field before competition season starts, which can be crucial to their success later on. Each team had a fun time practicing for this year’s game. Red Alert would like to thank all the teams who participated and wish them luck this season!
Adam K. is the new scouting captain for Red Alert. Adam has been a exemplary student throughout this build season, and played a crucial part in developing Fly Fly Away. His hard work and leadership skills have helped keep everyone on the team working diligently all season. The team is so grateful that he stepped up this season to take on tough new responsibilities. Keep up the good work Adam!
Here’s a few words from our Student of the Week:
What grade are you in?
I’m in the 11th grade.
What is your position on the team?
I’m the scouting captain.
What have you been working on recently?
Currently, I have been working on our game Fly Fly Away, and I’m hoping to fix the scouting app.
What do you want to be doing on the team next year?
I hope to be a captain of some kind.
What is your favorite part of Red Alert?
The sense of family and community that our team has.
What are your after graduation plans?
I would like to go to college for Actuarial Science, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science.
If you had to make an extinct animal come to life again, which one would it be?
I’d bring back the stegosaurus.
What would you make a robot do if you could make it do anything?
I would have to make a robot that would do my homework.