Technology Tag

2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff Kickoff marks the beginning of the high school robotics design and build season. On Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. our high school robotics team will meet in the Upper School Media Center to hear about the new game FIRST STEAMWORKS. Parts will be gathered from a remote site and will be unveiled during the lunch hour. In the afternoon we will begin designing and building our game strategy and our new robot. The team will have just 6 weeks to complete the design and construction of the 2017 robot. For more...

On Saturday, November 5, Westminster Academy’s FIRST® LEGO® League robotics team #23808: “Shark-Byte” (formerly the ‘Westy-bots’), competed in their very first practice tournament sponsored by the “Ninjineers” of American Heritage School. The five Shark-Byte team members spent the first half of their day gaining experience in judging sessions related to robot design, FIRST® Core Values, and the Animal Allies theme project. While blindfolded, our team successfully worked together to quickly organize themselves in order of shoe size during the teamwork challenge. In a later judging session, Lucas Greenwood shared our team’s robot design strategy and expertly answered follow-up questions posed by...

On Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, your WA High School Robotics Team traveled to Florida Institute of Technology to compete in the Panther Prowl, a FIRST Robotics Post-Season Competition. Our Team arrived early and assisted with the set up of the pit area under the direction of event lead Paul Kepinski, a graduate of our robotics program. Congratulations to Paul, a recent FIT engineering graduate. After some vexing problems with field connections, our two robots played well, finishing the qualifying rounds in 3rd and 14th place among 31 robots. We finished the day with a first place finish!...

You are invited to Mission Mayhem FIRST Robotics Competition—Stronghold. It will be held on Saturday, October 22, at Dillard High School. Admission is free. We will be glad to give you a tour of our pit. Come cheer on WA's Robotics Team (Shark Attack FRC Team 744) The opening ceremony is at 8:30 a.m. and the games begin at 9:00 a.m. For more information about Mission Mayhem, please visit missionmayhem.org. For more information regarding Robotics, please visit sharkattack744.com, email at sharkattack744@wa.edu or by phone at 954.771.4615, ext. 2220. For more information on FIRST, please visit firstinspires.org...

Our WA Robotics Team (FRC Team 744 - Shark Attack) had a busy and amazing competition season. Our team traveled to Tallahassee and met with state representatives and senators on Thursday, February 25 to promote FIRST Robotics statewide. This marked the culmination of two years of work and resulted in our team being invited to provide the wording for a budget proposal in the State House. We garnered support for the budget proposal in the House, Senate, and Governors office. The final budget signed by Governor Rick Scott included the $200,000.00 in funding we proposed for Florida FIRST Robotics teams attending...