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Drive in a Day

While working on “drive in a day” we learned how to work together as a team, having to help eachother out with the jobs that take more than two hands.[...]

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Off-Season Rendering

The Iron Lions have been working on new drive system designs over the summer for future robots. Grayson, a senior member on the Iron Lions has made a few 3D[...]

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New Safety Glasses!

Linn-Mar Robotics parents are the best!  Recently Makala Diercks stepped forward and worked to outfit the Robotics team members with wonderful safety glasses from Twin City Optical that are currently[...]

Posted in: FTC

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FTC Teams Prepare for Next Competition

Linn-Mar’s FTC teams are working hard getting ready for their Saturday Competition in Cedar Falls. Both teams have had a successful season thus far, qualifying for the State competition in[...]

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FRC Game Unveiled: Aerial Assist

The 2014 FRC game has been released. This year’s challenge is called Aerial Assist. It is very interesting game, involving 2 foot diameter exercise balls and great team challenges. Now, build[...]

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2013 Linn-Mar FTC Qualifier

Linn-Mar Robotics held a qualifier tournament for FIRST Tech Challenge on Nov. 9 2013. There were 18 teams that attended from Iowa and Missouri. In this year’s game BLOCK PARTY!, each team has to build a robot that can either score blocks, raise a flag, or hang from a bar above the field in a 3 minute time period.

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Dark Matter at the Linn-Mar Qualifier

On November 9th Dark Matter participated in the qualifier held at Linn-Mar along with about 18 other teams. After the initial matches Dark Matter found themselves ranked in 12th place. However they were chosen by an alliance captain and competed in the semifinals. Dark Matter won one of the three rounds and was then eliminated before the finals.

Posted in: FTC

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FTC Linn-Mar Qualifier Wrap-Up

The Linn-Mar Qualifier was a great success. We were lucky enough to have both Linn-Mar FTC teams qualify for state for the fourth year straight! A big thanks to all the teams, parents, and volunteers who came and helped make this event such a great success. Here is the time-lapse we captured throughout the event.

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