Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Robot All-star game this weekend!

Indiana Robotics Invitational July 14-15th
View this email in your browser

Indiana Robotics Invitational

Friday July 14th & Satruday July 15th

Spectrum is going to Indianapolis this weekend for the 2017 IRI. This is the All-Star game of FRC. 68 of the best teams in the world competing in STEAMworks one more time.

Our team has been working through out the summer to improve the robot and get it ready for this elite level of competition.

You can watch all the action at
http://ift.tt/2mG7ngI
Gamma Ray shooting 39 balls completely autonomously! 

Follow us on social media


Website = www.spectrum3847.org
Blog = Blog.spectrum3847.org
Photos = photos.spectrum3847.org
Twitter = http://twitter.com/spectrum3847
Facebook = http://ift.tt/2dwip2y
Instagram = http://ift.tt/2cTk6tu
Youtube = http://youtube.com/spectrum3847

Copyright © 2017 Spectrum, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Spectrum
9000 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

Add us to your address book


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp


from Spectrum Archive Feed http://ift.tt/2t4TShc

Sunday, July 9, 2017

IRI Preparations

We are getting ready for IRI this week. We have our hopper auto ready to go.

We are also preparing both side gear autos and making sure every system is tuned-up and ready to go.

You can watch IRI Friday and Saturday at TheBlueAlliance.com

- Spectrum

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” - Elbert Hubbard

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Texas Robotics Invitational

Texas Robotics Invitational June 30th & July 1st
View this email in your browser

Texas Robotics Invitational

Promises Two Days Of Action Packed Excitement!

TRI showcases top high school engineering talent in the country.

One of the largest summer robot tournaments in Texas!

June 30 & July 1!  

Houston -- June 1, 2017. If you missed the FIRST Robotics Championships (FRC) held at George R. Brown & Minute Maid Park in April, then you have another opportunity to see hundreds of the brightest high school students in the country compete at the upcoming Texas Robotics Invitational (T.R.I.) held at Strake Jesuit High School on Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st. 38 high school teams from around the country will compete with their 120 pound robots that they have designed and built. Exciting matches! Informative workshops. Free admission. One of the largest summer robot tournaments in Texas. Families look forward to one of the best free summer educational activities in Houston. Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. 8900 Bellaire Blvd. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. http://ift.tt/2rLcBgU   

Tournament organizer & Spectrum 3847 Coach Allen Gregory says “TRI is one of the largest summer robot tournaments in Texas! We want families to come to learn that STEM is the key to unlocking the future and think about starting a robotics program in their schools. TRI showcases some of the top high school talent in the country. See enthusiastic high school students compete with their 120 lbs robots in an action packed matches. Texas Robotics Invitational (TRI) is an off-season event in Houston, Texas designed to more experience in FRC. TRI is planned and organized by Spectrum FRC#3847 with the help of Houston area teams, and volunteers.”

FULL PRESS RELEASE - Please share with any media outlets

Event Photo - High Res: https://goo.gl/6sv5yq

Student and Robot - High Res: https://goo.gl/RECf2v

The complete Texas Robotics Invitational team list.

Highlights of T.R.I. include:

  • Award Winning Championship Robots
  • Full FRC event with playoff bracket.
  • Free Admission
  • All-Girl Drive Team Tournament - Friday
  • Mentor Tournament - Friday
  • Rookie Teams
  • Exciting Team Pit Action.  
  • Free Friday Workshops! Learn something new
  • Fun Mascots
  • Great Music!
  • Air Conditioned! Beat the Houston heat.
  • Watch  the most energized & talented high school robotics competition
  • 38 Teams from around the Country

Remember to follow us on media


Website = www.spectrum3847.org
Blog = Blog.spectrum3847.org
Photos = photos.spectrum3847.org
Twitter = http://twitter.com/spectrum3847
Facebook = http://ift.tt/2dwip2y
Instagram = http://ift.tt/2cTk6tu
Youtube = http://youtube.com/spectrum3847

Copyright © 2017 Spectrum, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Spectrum
9000 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

Add us to your address book


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp


from Spectrum Archive Feed http://ift.tt/2rKUibQ

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Spectrum: How I Work Trading Cards, Chairman's, & Highlights

How I Work Trading Cards
This year we have added on to our How I Work Blog Series by making Trading Cards for 10 of the amazing mentors and volunteers who have been featured in this series. 

You can view all 10 cards here and we will have all 10 cards to hand out in our pit at Houston Champs



2017 Chairman's Submission
Attached is our chairman's essay, executive summary, presentation, and video.


Pre-Championship Highlight Clips
We put together a quick highlight video of our robot leading into Houston Champs next week. It's less than 30 secs.


Safe travels to everyone coming into Houston this week.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spectrum Wins Quality and Finalist Award at Lone Star Central

Competition season starts Tomorrow
View this email in your browser

Lone Star Central Regional

Spectrum 3847, the St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit engineering team, was the recipient of the prestigious Quality Award at the FIRST FRC (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and a Regional Finalist at the Lone Star Central Regional Tournament held at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.

“We are honored to have received the Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Foundation. The award celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication. Our robot Gamma was built with a very detailed plan in mind to withstand the rigors of competition. FRC is often called the “the hardest fun you’ll ever have. ” said Spectrum 3847 Coach/Mentor Allen Gregory. “In addition, the team won the Engineering Inspiration Award at an earlier tournament and came away with a berth in the 2017 FIRST World Championship. We look forward to the global competition George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston from April 19 to 22, 2017.”

Spectrum 3847 was ranked 3 with a record of 12-5-0 and advanced to the finals in an alliance with AwtyBots #5829 and Screaming Chickens #3997. They formed a strong alliance and worked their way to the finals. ​They lost the finals to three award winning teams Robonauts #118, Texas Torque #1477 and TCAT #5526. All six teams will join the global competition at the Championships in April.
 

FULL PRESS RELEASE - Please share with any media outlets

 

FULL PHOTO ALBUM


Some of our match videos can be seen here, click on the matches that have the Play icon next to them.
http://ift.tt/2mjiZYQ

Alamo Regional APR 6th - 8th

Want to see Spectrum in action? We will be competing in San Antonio APR 6th - 8th at the San Antonio Convention Center.

It's free and awesome for small children to come and see.  

We'll also be at the FIRST Championship Houston (GRB Convention Center) - Apr 19th-22nd.
Over 400 FRC Teams will be there from around the world.

 

Spectrum 2017 Magazine

Want to know what Spectrum does year round to spread STEM and support our community. Read all about our efforts in our new magazine.

Spectrum 2017 Magazine

 

2017 Events - Save the Dates

  • Alamo Regional (San Antonio) - Apr 5th - 9th
  • FIRST Championship Houston (GRB Convention Center) - Apr 19th-22nd

Remember to follow us on media


Website = www.spectrum3847.org
Blog = Blog.spectrum3847.org
Photos = photos.spectrum3847.org
Twitter = http://twitter.com/spectrum3847
Facebook = http://ift.tt/2dwip2y
Instagram = http://ift.tt/2cTk6tu
Youtube = http://youtube.com/spectrum3847

Copyright © 2017 Spectrum, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Spectrum
9000 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

Add us to your address book


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp


from Spectrum Archive Feed http://ift.tt/2nEfOwL

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Award Winners and Lone Star Central Next Week

Competition season starts Tomorrow
View this email in your browser

Hub City Regional Success

Spectrum 3847 won the Engineering Inspiration Award and came away with a berth in the 2017 FIRST World Championship which will be held in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center from April 19 to 22, 2017

In addition to the Engineering Inspiration Award, Spectrum was also Regional Finalist at the HUB City Regional in Lubbock. They were chosen by the #2 alliance captain #1477 Texas Torque from the Woodlands, TX and to be the 2nd robot on their alliance. They then picked #159 Alpine Robotics from Fort Collins, CO. They formed a strong alliance and worked their way to the finals.
 

Full Press Release - Please share with any media outlets


Some of our match videos can be seen here, click on the matches that have the Play icon next to them.
http://ift.tt/2mjiZYQ

Lone Star Central Regional at SJ MAR 17-18

Want to see Spectrum in action? We will be competing in the Strake Jesuit Gyms MAR 17-18th 9 AM to 5 PM.

It's free and awesome for small children to come and see.  


 

Spectrum 2017 Magazine

Want to know what Spectrum does year round to spread STEM and support our community. Read all about our efforts in our new magazine.

Spectrum 2017 Magazine

 

2017 Events - Save the Dates

  • Lone Star Central (Strake Jesuit Gyms) - Mar 15-18th
  • Alamo Regional (San Antonio) - Apr 5th - 9th
  • FIRST Championship Houston (GRB Convention Center) - Apr 19th-22nd

Engineering Notebook

Learn about this year's robot in our 2017 Engineering Notebook.

2017 Engineering Notebook


Remember to follow us on media


Website = www.spectrum3847.org
Blog = Blog.spectrum3847.org
Photos = photos.spectrum3847.org
Twitter = http://twitter.com/spectrum3847
Facebook = http://ift.tt/2dwip2y
Instagram = http://ift.tt/2cTk6tu
Youtube = http://youtube.com/spectrum3847

Copyright © 2017 Spectrum, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Spectrum
9000 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

Add us to your address book


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp


from Spectrum Archive Feed http://ift.tt/2lZPQ25