Thanks for the amazing season PA FTC, Sponsors, mentors, and parents!
This season was truly special and challenging! From wrangling the new software system to developing a cane-shooting-pullup-robot-which-weights-39-pounds this season had it all! We're all excited for next year's challenge and we can't wait to see what it's going to be! Although the igutech season is over, the FTC season isn't! Several team members are planning on voulnteering at the East Superregionals and Tilman's going to be attending World's as a Dean's list finalist.
Thanks for the wonderful season,
-Team Igutech, 6964
On February 27th team igtuech participated at the Pennsylvania State Championships! We had a blast even though two team members could'nt make it. Tilman Guenther, the team leader of team igutech however became Dean's List Award Finalist for PA! Sadly, we didn't win any other awards however it was still a fun day.
On January 9th, team Igutech took a trip to the Southeastern PA regional qualifier at Oxford Area HS in Oxford, Pennsylvannia. At this qualifer, we won finalist alliance award, motivate award, and a third place inspire award. We are excided to announce that we will be moving on to the state competition!
Pictured Top row left to right: Logan, Tilman, Henrik, Stewart, Michael
Pictured bottom row left to right: Robot, Kevin
Team Igutech FTC 6964 Recently competed at the Eastern PA Regional Qualifier and won First place Think award. They also became alliance captian for the fourth alliance however sadly lost in thier third match to the first alliance. Team Igutech will be atteding the January 9th qualifier.
[HG Jan. 27, 2012] Team Igutech won the prestigious Championship Award (3rd place) at the Delaware State FIRST Lego League tournament on Jan. 26 at the Bob Carpenter Center (university of Delaware). This award recognizes a team that embodies the FLL experience, by fully embracing the FLL Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and the Project. Team Igutech placed 3rd out of 126 FIRST Lego League teams in the Delaware area.Congrats to the team and a big thank you to all parents and sponsors for their ongoing support.
Although this officially ends the 2012/13 FLL season, the team will continue to develop their Senior-Friendly Video Portal, a new device that Team Igutech invented for their science project in the FIRST Lego League. The Igutechs have already conducted successful trial video calls for seniors at the Luthercrest Senior Residence in Allentown, PA. This enabled a senior in a care facility to connect with her son - who lives too far to visit - through a simple-to-use video interface. Team Igutech has partnered with the Senior Residence to offer free video calls driven by their volunteer service. Please help the team to develop their invention further into a working prototype by making a tax-deductible donation through the PayPal link to the right. Stay tuned for more information about the Igutech Video Phone. Thank you!
[Sydney N] On Friday May 28, 2010, Coach Harald took Team Igutech to Aesculap Spine in Breiningsville, PA. Our hosts: Mr Christian Gabriel (Director Marketing Orthopedics), Mr. John Love (VP of R&D at Aesculap) presented the history of Aesculap and introduced us to the staff. We learned how high-tech surgical knee, hip, and spine implants are made. During their presentation, we had the best cookies, fruit, popcorn, and drinks.
Our hosts lead us on a tour through the Aesculap building. On our first stop, we got to see a 3D design demonstration of a tadpole. They showed us how we could change the shape, length, and width of the tadpole using the Catia Software. Then we went to the test lab. At the test lab, they test the strength and durability of their spine implants. Their robot works 24 hours for six weeks and runs 5 million cycles.
Then we visited the machine shop. The first two robots we saw were the four and five axis milling machines that shape soft metal parts for their products. Then we saw the EDM machine that cuts soft and hard metal with hair fine wire. We got to put our hands in the gloves that go inside the sand blasting box. We met a really cool laser welding technician who sat in a purple chair showed us how he uses the equipment. Jackie put on his welding helmet! At the quality control lab, we saw how they project an image (magnified by 60, 100, and 200) to check the final product against the blueprint.
Back at the conference room, they showed us the knee and hip implant products and how they secure them. They explained the types of metals and plastics used then we were lucky enough to touch the products. They felt so smooth that you might think it was real cartilage. We celebrated the end of our trip with the Aesculap Skeleton!
Thanks to Aesculap and Coach Harald, it was the coolest trip ever. I was really happy we got to interact with the staff and products!