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Getting into the swing of things

We’re looking forward to our presentation at the Cedar Valley STEM Festival located in the Five Sullivan Brothers Center this Thursday in Waterloo! Come check us out! The event is geared toward Pre-K to elementary student age students from 12 […]

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 […]

iPod Application

What perfect timing, build season has just ended and our scouting app on the App store has been approved! It’s called Ultimate Scout. The Ultimate Scout app, designed by FIRST Team 525, is used during FRC competitions to gather information about the […]

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 […]

Days 13-14

Had a great time at the Iowa FLL Championship! Although code for Captain Pike was a little difficult when we first pulled him out to demo. Getting drive practice in for students who are considering drive team. How do you […]

Day 10 – Sickness

First mandatory meeting! Lots of great agenda things covered tonight. Remember to get your regional sheets in as soon as you can! Re-prioritized tonight for what is important for us to be able to do in the game. Short blog […]

Day 9 – Batteries!

Well, as a few of our members returned to the Doghouse from a presentation at our school’s STEM fair tonight, many found cars following them all the way from the high school. Five students all at the same time, all […]

FLL Regional Qualifying Event

FTC Team 6420 volunteered at the FLL regional event hosted at Peet Junior High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa today! Got robot working only two days ago. We got lots of drive time for our main and backup drive team […]

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