FIRST Stronghold: Kick-Off 2016

It was a bright, cold morning as everyone gathered to the local Kick-Off in Lubbock, Texas. Ice was on the ground, kids were groggy, but people were constantly trying to guess this year’s game Challenge for “FIRST Stronghold!” Minutes ticked by as the tension grew amongst the crowd. A cover over Monty Python and the ...

Senator Charles Perry Visits Llano Estacado RoboRaiders

Senator Charles Perry Visits Llano Estacado RoboRaiders
As a team Robo Raiders reached out tremendously to the community by pushing the importance of STEM Education, creating new things to benefit society, and becoming a better person in general. Team 1817 had a significant outreach from Senator Charles Perry On Thursday, June 25, 2015 as he came to visit the Llano Estacado Estacado Robo ...

Building Robots at the Science Spectrum

Building Robots at the Science Spectrum
RoboRaiders took Robotics to the next level by introducing the fun of planning, designing, and building to children that will hopefully pursue a STEM occupation while visiting the Science Spectrum. Team 1817 took junk and had kids make a robot out of it. This was a creative outreach and the kids enjoyed themselves. Who ever thought ...

World Championships!!!

World Championships!!!
Starting on January 3, 2015 First Robotics Competition Teams (FRC) around the entire world spend six weeks designing, building, and training to compete in World Championships which was held in St. Louis, Missouri on April 22nd -25th . After coming in as the Second Alliance at the Alamo FIRST Robotics Competition and receiving a wildcard ...

Hub City FIRST Robotics Competition

Hub City FIRST Robotics Competition
On March 26-28, 2015 the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center held the Hub City FIRST Robotics Competition. March 25th consisted of scouting, putting the robot together, and practicing. March 26th started off the crazy madness and literally sent us flying into finals as our noodle slid into the recycle bin with spectacular strategies and strength to ...