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!
[JS 10-09-11] Last Wednesday, we had a very interesting fieldtrip to the Wegmans grocery store in Allentown. Mr. Daniel Len, Food and Human Safety Coordinator, gave us a tour through different departments of his store and explained us all about food safety. We learned about how they keep their food fresh, where the food comes from and how to keep potential bacteria from going from food to food, preventing cross contamination. One way is to keep ready-to-eat food separate from food that needs to be cooked before eating. Dan uses a laser thermometer to test food containers, food surfaces, and even the bathroom water temperature. The laser checks the temperature to make sure all of the food has the right amount of refrigeration or heating (for the food bar). That was just one of the many ways Dan can help out his company. He is responsible for teaching and training all the employees of the store from truck drivers to managers. He also discussed the importance of personal hygiene like proper hand washing. Thanks again to Dan at Wegmans for sharing his knowledge and for staying late on a workday to answer the many questions our team had regarding food safety at a grocery store.