Technology Tag

You are invited to the South Florida FIRST Regional Robotics Competition - Stronghold. It will be held on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Admission is free but parking is $5.00. Our Shark Attack Robotics Students will be glad to give you a tour of their pit. Come cheer on WA’s Robotics Team Shark Attack (FRC Team 744). Opening ceremonies are at 8:30 am and competitions begin at 9:00 am. For more information about the South Florida Regional, please visit firstinflorida.com For more information regarding WA Robotics, please visit sharkattack744.com, email at sharkattack744@wa.edu or by...

Congratulations to our very own Robotics Team Shark Attack! Yesterday, Thursday, February 26, was STEM Day in The Capitol, Shark Attack along with a few other schools and organizations had the privilege to meet with Senator Smith and State Representative George Moraitis, tour the Senate Floor, discuss STEM in our school and community, and showcase all they have ben able to accomplish through STEM. Today, ABC News posted an article and video interview of our very own Mark Yoder. Congratulations to our Robotics Students and Mentors!...

After working until midnight the night before, to finish "Build Season" our Robotics Students and Mentors knew they had to take the trip to our State Capitol for STEM Day at The Capitol! Thursday, February 25, 4 WA Robotics Club Students and 4 Shark Attack Mentors went to Tallahassee to meet with Senator Smith and State Representative George Moraitis, tour the Senate Floor, discuss STEM in our school and community, and showcase all they have been able to accomplish through STEM. Orlando Science Center President and CEO JoAnn Newman said “Science Centers play an essential role in engaging youth in STEM learning, which...

FRC Team 744- Week Four Recap This past week we completed the welding of our frame and mounted Rhino Drive Assemblies. We built and tested our next generation of the shooter with a pneumatic loading mechanism, modeled arms for overcoming defenses, worked on automatic targeting systems, and continued programming. The next morning we ran the robot following an installation of power distribution, control, and pneumatic systems. Special thanks to mentors Craig Bachan, Jo Katic, Judi Linger, Josh Slocumb, Alex Warters, and Paul Warters for their extraordinary support in week four. Our Chairman's Award committee and the video sub-committee submitted their final draft...

During the months of November and December, ten WA robotics students met for six nights of training in computer aided design & drafting (CADD) using Autodesk Inventor. Inventor is one of the greatest three-dimensional computer-aided design & drafting tools used in industry. Inventor drawings may also be used to fabricate some parts using computer aided manufacturing (CAM) using 3D printers. CADD experience is great preparation for entry into college programs in the applied sciences and is required for most technology and engineering careers. CADD will allow our robotics students to develop, test, and share their design ideas with far greater...