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Hub City Robotics Mixer

FRC Team 1817, Team 4570 and XFAB hosted the “Hub City Robotics Mixer” on  Saturday November 16th at the TTU Frazier Alumni Pavilion. Robotics teams representing FIRST, GEAR, BEST and VEX  were invited and they displayed their robots as well as provided information regarding what their programs can offer to the community. Along with this, the 2014 FRC and FTC District and Regional information was announced.

The team members of both FRC teams, as well as the alumni, were called on to share their experiences of FIRST and inspire more students to be a part of these programs.

We were overwhelmed to see the interest shown by the people of Lubbock in attending this event. This was a great opportunity for the students in South Plains to explore their interest in Robotics.

Catch the Engineering Bug!

The Society of Women Engineers, here at Texas Tech University, conducted their Annual “Catch the Engineering Bug” for middle school girls from local schools to help encourage these young girls to pursue an education and career in Engineering and Technology.

The RoboRaiders were part of the day tour and we were more than happy to show off our 2012 robot, Shinerbot! Along with talking about FIRST and the different robotics programs it offers such as FTC, FLL and Jr. FLL, we also let these girls, their parents and the teachers know about BEST Robotics and GEAR Robotics. We showed off our Robotics/Embedded Systems lab projects such as the Quadcopters and 3D Printing as well!

Over all, it was a fun and educational Saturday morning for the RoboRaiders!

 

First Friday Art Trail – Halloween!

Since the past five years, the RoboRaiders have been reaching out to the Art culture in Lubbock, Texas and showcasing our robots outside the tornado gallery. This year we partnered with a local FRC team 4570 and celebrated Halloween with a Star Wars theme!

Not only did we dress up our robots, we also sold Hex Bugs and talked about FIRST robotics to the local people. Trying to stay warm with hot chocolate and cider, we enjoyed interacting with the children and their parents and were proud to how them how fun robotics can be!