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Lord of the Bricks FIRST Tech Challenge Team 7039, an award-winning robotics team, has made it to East Super-Regional Championships!!

27 Feb 2017 10:28 AM | Shari (Administrator)

Congratulations to Lord of the Bricks Robotics Team 7039 for ranking FIRST in the Kamen Division at Virginia State Championships this weekend, and securing an invitation to East Super Regional Championships!  The Team finished the qualifiers undefeated, scoring 440 rank points and 10 qualifying point, with a high score of 230 (the current world record currently stands at 300).  Championships will be held on March 17-20, 2017 at the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA.  The Bricks are the only Richmond-area team to have ever been invited to East Super Regional Championships, and this is their second invitation.

THE STORY:

FIRST: FIRST is a non-profit organization that inspires children ages 6-18 to develop an interest in STEM via a hands-on robotics engineering program. During the program, team members are required to build and program a robot, with guidance from coaches and mentors, using their own ingenuity. FIRST Tech Challenge:FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a high school-level FIRST program that allows teens to compete in a two-on-two team sports-styled competition. Teams are given a challenge annually which is released world-wide on the same day. They must design, build and program a robot which accomplishes the challenge tasks, and produce an engineering notebook, while participating in community outreach, fundraising, and business planning.

TEAM: Lord of the Bricks is a group of robotics teams based in the Richmond, Virginia area supported by Homeschool Resources Group, a non-profit organization. Our FTC Team competes against teams in a sports model-styled competition in science, engineering, and robotics by designing, building, and programming award winning robots.

Our 2016-2017 team is comprised mostly of rookies. This year’s team is comprised of all homeschoolers. We emphasize having fun while we learn. This year we have six students, and three mentors.

Lord of the Bricks secured a spot at the Virginia State Championships with a 2nd place nomination for the Inspire Award!  In addition, the team also took home the THINK AWARD, and placed with 3rd place PTC AWARD. They entered semi-finals in 6th place (out of 24 teams) , and competed alongside the 4th-seed alliance captains. 

Team 7039 further went on to rank #1 in the Kamen division at Virginia State Championships, prompting an invitation to the East Super Regional Championships in Scranton, PA March 17-20 to compete against 71 other fabulous teams from 13 States and DC for a chance to go to World Championships. The team performed admirably, ending the day having won all five qualifying matches.

If you would like to support the team, please visit one of our fundraising campaigns!

Fundly: Support us with your donations, and receive designated incentives!

https://fundly.com/lordofthebricksrobotics


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https://www.flipgive.com/campaigns/68067-lord-of-the-bricks-ftc-7039


 


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