News story about the event here.
TechFire did an outstanding job helping out at the South Central PA Regional FTC Qualifying Tournament held at Dallastown Intermediate School this past weekend. In addition to providing assistance on the field, TechFire sponsored a very successful concession sale, raising much needed funds for the team. A big shout out to 225 fundraising chairperson, Jeannie Perin-Bryan, and all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event run so smoothly. Also, congrats to local FTC Teams 9242 BiFi (York Country Day School), 7222 RoboRevenants, and 7273Pir2ates (Penn State York) for a great day of Cascade Effect!
News story about the event here.
TechFire was happy to help out with the York Rescue Mission's annual Children's Christmas Outreach event. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy holiday schedule to help out in the community! Click here for a news story about this amazing annual event.
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TechFire was happy to help out at the FIRST® LEGO® League Scrimmage held at Penn State York this past weekend. FLL Teams from York, Lancaster, and Lebanon County came out to get some competition experience in preparation for upcoming official qualifying tournaments.
A big thanks to Penn State York for hosting the event and to all the organizers and volunteers that helped Make it Loud in York!
The second annual TechFire blanket drive to benefit the York Rescue Mission was a big success! THANK YOU to everyone who took time out of their busy holiday schedule to buy and wrap blankets. Our community is grateful for your generosity.
Team 225 had the opportunity to share our knowledge and enthusiasm about STEAM at Martin Library this past weekend. The session, lead by TechFire students, included an overview of FIRST robotics as well as hands-on work with FRC, FTC, VEX IQ, and Scratch programming.
We are grateful to our community partner, Martin Library, for inviting us to help inspire the young, bright minds of York! Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success.
TechFire was happy to lend a hand at the second annual FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Scrimmage hosted by York Country Day School. The scrimmage gave York area FLL teams a chance to present to judges and get their bots on the game table in preparation for official qualifying tournaments coming up in the next few months.
A big thanks to York Country Day School for hosting this event and to all the volunteers who made the day a fun-filled learning experience for everyone.
TechFire finished the 2014 Aerial Assist season with characteristic strength and determination at the last off-season event of the year. Team 225 dominated the qualification rounds, remaining undefeated and finishing #1 going into alliance selections. Technical difficulties plagued our alliance partners in the elimination rounds but the team remained strong to the end, finishing the day as semifinalists and taking home a trophy for #1 Seed.
Official Awards & Results of Ramp Riot 2014
A big thanks to our alliance partners, Teams 341 Miss Daisy, 2539 Krypton Cougars, and 224 The Tribe, for tough play on the field and a special thanks to Miss Daisy for hosting the 15th annual Ramp Riot event. It was amazing as always!
Our 2014 robot, DJ Fireball, will now take its place beside the others in the 225 robot hall of fame. TechFire will spend the remaining off-season reaching out to the community and preparing for Kick-Off on Jan 3rd. SIXTY more days until the new game is released--225 is ready!
TechFire had a great time at the Duel on the Delaware off-season event this past weekend. In addition to our competition robot, DJ Fireball, we were able to enter our practice bot as well. Having two bots on the field gave us an ample amount of competition experience driving, operating, and working in the pit. In addition, we were happy to work alongside members of Velocity, a rookie team from South Jersey Robotics, Inc.
Both robots were selected for eliminations rounds and had solid performances, ending the day as semifinalists. A big thanks to host teams Teams 365 MOE and 316 LuNaTeCs for an amazing event as always.
We'll continue to work with our many new student members and are excited for the next off-season competition, Ramp Riot, coming up in November. Great job everyone!
Congrats to following:
2014 Duel Master Volunteer: Rosanne Danner Team 316
Book Drive Winner: Team 3151
Runner-up: Team 533 (delivery) / Team 271 (collection)
Best Comeback: 375
Engineering Innovation: 1089
Team Spirit: 203
More photos courtesy of FRC Team 365 MOE can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128751491@N07/sets/72157648852395585/
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