Category "FTC"

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Swartdogs from Planet Doghouse

Today we gave a presentation at John Deere Engine Works about our team, what it takes to be a FIRST mentor, and how rewarding it is to be a part of the FIRST program. This past weekend we hosted an […]

Day 31

We continue to see growth in the members of Tea Club! We have also come up with an acronym that fits our team name: Students (and mentors) Who Addictively Refill Teacups -Dogs. We’ve found that it is a great way […]

STEM Day at the Capital

FRC Team 525 and FTC team 6420 had a great day at the state capital for STEM Day. The students did an amazing job of explaining both programs to many interested politicians. We ended the day visiting the Senate Chambers […]


A giant congratulations to FTC 6537, the rookie FTC team we’re mentoring. They qualified for state at their regional today for their outstanding Engineering Notebook! We’re so proud of them! Can’t wait to work with you all again, and we can’t […]

Day 24

We have a tea club! Okay, it’s actually just a few students and two mentors enjoying our team mugs (with names on them!) and warm beverages since the weather around here hasn’t been the warmest. The high for today was […]


Partners with 4443 the sock monkey team!


We’ve met so many wonderful people today! So many teams we’ve never met before, those who can help us, those who we can help. Some who have already decided to emulate our designs or ask for our help. Kazuki – […]

Ottumwa Regional

Started off with a match not up to our usual standard. Their top peg is higher than our practice field is and thus… we can’t hang on top for Field One. Yet. Currently making adjustments to fix that by angling […]


Finding balance for many of our team members is proving difficult. Many of our students participate not only in FTC but also FRC. Lack of drive team practice, but the practice we have gotten has gone very well! A few […]

The smell of failure?

You can often hear one of our team members, when we burn out a motor or cause it to smoke, exclaim “that’s the smell of failure!” But it hasn’t proved to be failure just yet. The first time this phrase […]

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