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Open Minds and Open Doors

Today, Linn-Mar Robotics was invited to exhibit at the Open Minds and Open Doors girls only conference. About 200 girls were rotating through an auditorium where Linn-Mar Robotics was one of many booths. Dark Matter brought two demo robots for the girls to drive and Iron Lions brought their robot from the 2012-2013 season. As the girls came by, they were able to drive sample FTC robots and learn about the opportunities they have through the FIRST program. Overall, it was a great day, and everyone had a fun time.

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FTC Update: 3 Week Progress Report

It has been a busy couple of weeks for Linn-Mar's two FTC teams. Following the grand unveiling on September 7th, both teams 4150 and 4324 have been hard at work designing and prototyping. Over the past three weeks, the field seen on the auditorium stage has been recreated in our shop according to the FTC game specifications, and both teams have come up with some design ideas after seeing the field up close. Both teams have come to the same decision regarding the flag raising, and have begun designing and prototyping possible flag raisers. As the FTC season continues, we'll be sure to keep you updated on our teams' progress. The first competition both teams will be attending will be held at our very own Linn-Mar High School on November 9th.

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FTC Kickoff A Great Success!

This year’s FTC game, Block Party!, was officially unveiled at 4pm EST on Saturday the 7th. However, a number of lucky teams got a head start on strategy by attending[...]

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Indiana Robotics Invitational

This coming weekend, Linn-Mar Robotics will be participating in the Indiana Robotics Invitational. We are very excited as IRI is a unique gathering of most of the best teams in[...]

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Team 967 Wins North Star Regional

The Iron Lions returned from Minnesota on Saturday, having spent three days in Minneapolis for the North Star Regional. The team went undefeated during the qualifying rounds, and were seeded[...]

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The Iron Lions Travel to Minnesota

Linn-Mar Robotics will be competing in the North Star Regional in Minneapolis, Minnesota from March 27th through the 30th. This is Team 967’s second regional competition, following the close loss[...]

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Kansas City FRC Regional

We’re taking off to Kansas City tomorrow! We’ll get inspected and install new components on Thursday, and official matches run all day Friday. Qualifier rounds continue on Saturday morning, and[...]

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FTC Teams Compete at State

Teams 4150 and 4324 competed in the state competition in Iowa City this past Saturday. Team 4150 had an unfortunate mishap in one of their qualifying matches, and were unable[...]

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Two Weeks to go for Team 967

Only two weeks remain in the FRC build season. Team 967, the Iron Lions, are working diligently on their robot, which when completed, will be able to both scale the[...]

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