STEM 3G Demo

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Several of our team members conducted a robotics demo on October 30th, 2016 as part of a program run through an organization ,which we met at the Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition, called STEM 3G. STEM 3G is a program that allows high school students to teach young girls about STEM through educational and team building exercises. We met these … Read More

Volunteering at InMed

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After our Super Regional tournament, we attended Step Up Loudoun, a STEM focused event, where we met the first place recipient FTC team, PASTA, who we had established contact with prior to the finals. We kept in touch after the event and eventually, we were able to find a community service opportunity that we could work on together. We settled … Read More

Troubleshooting Guide: Catapults, Flywheels, and Flickers

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As you may know, in this year’s challenge, Velocity Vortex, shooting the particles into the center  vortex will be a very important part of the game. There are many different ways to shoot the particles, but we decided to narrow them down to a list of three possible shooters so that you guys can compare which one would be the … Read More

Words from the Coach: Summer Time Enrich Ment (STEM)


Making the transition from a FIRST Lego League to FIRST Tech Challenge team has been both exciting and challenging. For Most FLL teams the robot game is the area they focus on the most but for team Geared UP! the robot game was less challenging then their research projects. As a former FLL coach with over 10 years experience I … Read More

A Shiny New Computer


Last season, we didn’t do a lot of modelling for our robot, which meant we limited the amount of options we had in order to change things in the robot. This also limited just how much we could do while planning out the robot design, as when we did that, we were limited to a certain set of parts and … Read More