Robotics Tag

Every day after school, a school bus arrives at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church to deliver children to the LIGHT Program hosted there. The LIGHT after-school program seeks to bring Gospel-centered after-school care to under-served children in Broward County. Through daily academic support, scriptural engagement, elective activities, and free play, children at LIGHT have the opportunity to engage in Learning, Innovation, Gospel, Hope, and Technology. Regularly, WA robotics students have been crossing the street to visit the LIGHT Program and support this mission. The team hosts STEM workshops with the children, has demonstrated their robot to them, and gave them an hour...

On Saturday, January 27, WA’s FIRST® LEGO® League team, SHARK BYTE, participated in the Ram-Botic tournament held at Ramblewood Elementary school in Coral Springs. The theme project this year was on HydroDynamics. The six team members: Hannah Middleton, Noah Justice, Andrés Delgado, KiAndra Griffith, Skylar Joseph, and Ryan Rivers showcased programming skills, earning points in several matches. The team’s perseverance and excellent problem-solving skills were highlighted in the Core Values teamwork challenge, even earning “Popsicle Stick” team spirit points throughout the day from the judges. In the final project,  SHARK BYTE shared their ideas for improving the cleanliness of school drinking...

Congratulations to the high school robotics team, Shark Attack FRC Team 744, for placing third in this year’s FIRST Parody Competition. While it didn’t require the typical skills they’re used to showcasing, the team rose to the top using their creativity and musical skills. Shark Attack used Moana as their inspiration and created a music video “How Far We’ll Go” to launch their robotics season. Out of the 36,611 votes cast, WA was able to secure the third most votes in this competition that included teams internationally. Click here to view their video and see “how far they’ll go” in...

WA middle school robotics team, Team 11204 Shark A-Tech, participated in the FIRST FTC South Florida League Championship on Saturday, January 13, to finish out their season. Shark A-Tech started the day off with several good matches, and their robot performed well. Unfortunately, the team was matched to alliances that had problems with their robots, eliminating hopes of a top-ranked finish. “It has been a challenging year with many things learned,” lead mentor Sonja Timmer said. “Many thanks to the parents who have supported the team throughout the season by purchasing field items, volunteering at events, providing food for the hungry students, and creating wonderful...

The Robotics season kicked-off Saturday, January 6, with a great beginning to build on at WA! New records were set: more than 90 people participated (59 students and 45 team members), and the team received $11,000 in support. Other highlights were the 11 WA alumni who returned and the 16 mentors who assisted in Saturday’s meeting. WA Robotics Shark Attack Team 744 created a parody video “How Far We’ll Go” and is a finalist in the FIRST Robotics Parody Competition. These smart students are showcasing their musical talents to win this battle, and your vote for their video can send them...