On Saturday March 7th, Dark Matter competed at the Iowa State Championships. Altogether there were 4 states represented among the 48 competing teams, which also included one team traveling from[...]
Article Category: FTC
This past weekend, Dark Matter 4150, one of two FIRST Tech Challenge teams at Linn-Mar, competed at the Wisconsin State Tournament. During the day, they went 4 and 1 in[...]
On January 17, Dark Matter and Lost in Time competed in Hortonville,WI at the Fox Valley regional. Dark Matter had a great day, starting with a brand new pit setup[...]
Our Cedar Rapids Library league meet went very well and was a lot of fun. Lost In Time and Dark Matter together set the record highest match score of the[...]
The FTC competition on Saturday, November 8th was fun and interesting. The drivers for 4324 Lost in Time (Kalon Thompson and Brandon Gloeckner) drove very well but it never would’ve[...]
Every year, middle school aged girls are invited to Coe College in Cedar Rapids to see the many opportunities they have in science and technology fields. They take a few[...]
Last week Linn-Mar robotics went to Genova Technologies to show them what FIRST and robotics is about. We discussed the design challenges and the revelations of each decision made while[...]
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[...]
Linn-Mar teams 4150 and 4324 had strong showings at the Iowa State Championships in Coralville on the 21st and 22nd of February. Both teams managed to qualify for the North[...]
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[...]
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.
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.
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.
Linn-Mar Qualifier - November 9th - 4150 AND 4324...
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.
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[...]
The unveiling of the newest FTC game is scheduled for September 7th at Linn-Mar High School. Alongside the FTC kickoff event, the two Linn-Mar FTC teams will be organizing their[...]
Update (July 11th, 2013): Our July camp is full! The June summer camp was a big success! We led our biggest summer camp group ever, we got the students to[...]
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[...]
We’ve recently posted videos from our most recent competitions. Videos of teams 4150 and 4324 at both the Solon and Linn-Mar qualifiers are up on our YouTube. The teams took[...]