Saturday Clinics – March 2016

The Synergists will be holding some clinics to raise funds for their robot named GS3. If your children (ages 6 - 12) want to spend a few hours on a Saturday building with educational LEGO bricks, come to one of our clinics at the Library 21C. The Synergists will be there to guide them through [...]

By |2017-01-16T16:04:54-07:00February 1st, 2016|Camps, Events, FTC|Comments Off on Saturday Clinics – March 2016

No Spring Break Camp

Every year for the past 3 years, we've run a Spring Break camp. However, this year we thought we might not be able to. It was a gamble, but it was the best decision. The reason was because Jordan's robotics team was so strong this year, we thought they might get a chance to attend [...]

By |2017-01-16T16:04:55-07:00March 2nd, 2015|Camps, First Tech Challenge, FTC|Comments Off on No Spring Break Camp

Colorado Springs FTC Qualifiers – Our Rookie Team Takes First Place!

We had our first round of competitions on Saturday. It was quite a long day at Coronado High School. It started at 7am and didn't stop until 6:30pm. The Synergists team that my son is on did very well. In fact they came in first place along with their Alliance partners, the Hawks who came [...]

By |2017-01-16T16:04:55-07:00January 28th, 2014|First Tech Challenge, FTC|Comments Off on Colorado Springs FTC Qualifiers – Our Rookie Team Takes First Place!

Cool Science Festival

Last Saturday we participated in the Cool Science Festival at UCCS. I think it's getting more crowded at this festival. The Gazette reported that there were 7,000 attendees this year. That's a big jump. I brought along a couple of Mindstorms to do Spin Art with the kids and the FTC team build a terrific [...]

By |2017-01-16T16:04:56-07:00October 8th, 2013|Events, First Tech Challenge, FTC|Comments Off on Cool Science Festival

FIRST Tech Challenge Season #1

After three years involvement with the FLL program, we are moving up the ladder to FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge). This is a program for kids in about the 7th grade through 12th grades. It's a completely different animal. I'm not coaching this year, but I get a great view of all the action since I'm [...]

By |2015-12-28T17:08:42-07:00September 6th, 2013|Education, First Tech Challenge, FTC|Comments Off on FIRST Tech Challenge Season #1

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