FTC – Success leads to State Championships

FTC team 389 attended their second qualifier on February 6th, held at River Hill High school in Clarksville MD.  They competed in this year’s FTC game “RES-Q” (a play on the word Rescue) in which the field has two “mountains” in opposing corners containing three scoring areas: low, middle, and high. During the match, alliances of two compete to clear debris from …

The Hive has moved

Team 836 The RoboBees has found a new home thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Stachelczyk, and Mr. Wayne Boothe of Boothe’s Heating and Air. Our building, appropriately named The Stachelczyk S.T.E.M. Center, located at 43883 Airport View Drive Hollywood, Maryland will also serve to hold various STEM activities later in the year after our busy build and …

Grand Opening of The Hive!

On Monday the 8th of December, we held our Grand Opening of our new workshop and classroom area that we have named “The Hive”. The event was open to all of our sponsors as well as anyone from the community. With over 50 people showing up throughout the night, we were able to spread the message of FIRST and provide visitors a …

FTC Southern Maryland Qualifier

Several FTC teams from The RoboBees participated in the FTC qualifier at CSM over the weekend. Two of the teams took first place in the robotics competition while another was on the second place alliance. These three teams also qualified for the State Finals. Several mentors also volunteered at the event. The College of Southern Maryland held its annual FIRST …

Patuxent Robotics Alliance

The Patuxent Robotics Alliance is a new idea that was formed just this year. The goal of it is to get all of the FTC and FRC teams in the Tri County Area into an alliance. This will allow the alliance to have a forum or place where different teams can talk to each other for educational and problem solving …