Last week's open house was a huge success! In addition to a den of very curious and enthusiastic cub scouts, several prospective students and their parents stopped in to check out our shop, meet our members, and learn about what we do. We're very excited to have received many applications and look forward to welcoming new members to the team at this week's new student orientation. Kudos to our TechFire students for an outstanding job sharing their knowledge and passion for FIRST!
TechFire was invited to the annual York Country Day School Horse Show where we had the opportunity to get the word out about our team and the FIRST robotics program. We had FLL, FTC and FRC bots on display which piqued the interest of many attendees who were out enjoying a mild spring day at South Branch Farms. Kids of all ages expressed interest in becoming involved with competition robotics and requested more info on how to find a local team.
We'd like to thank YCDS and the organizers of this event for giving us this opportunity to reach out to our community!
We had great time at our first off-season event, Monty Madness. It was fun seeing many familiar teams from the MAR region and exciting to watch students take on new roles in the heat of a competitive event.
After finishing #12 after the qualification matches, 225 was the first pick by the #2 seed, Team 11 MORT and headed to the quarter-finals along with Team 694 StuyPulse but couldn't quite get by a tough alliance of teams 1279, 1370, and 1089 who moved on to semis.
We'd like to thank Team 1403 Cougar Robotics and all the volunteers from Montgomery High School for an amazing day of Ultimate Ascent. We'll be back in the shop preparing for many upcoming outreach events and can't wait to see everyone on the field again at our next off-season competition, MidKnight Mayhem, on June 29th. Go 225!
Student team members from Susquehannock High School were proud to show off our robot, Tyrannosaucer Rex, at the school's annual Art and Tech Fair. It was a great opportunity to get the word out to the community about our team and FIRST robotics. Getting to see the robot up close and talking with team members was exciting, resulting in quite a few inquiries; "This is cool! How can I get involved?". It's always fun and rewarding to see the spark of interest in the eyes of a young child. Inspiring the next generation of innovators--great job 225!
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