Well, it’s probably no surprise to our friends, fans, and family– FTC Team Brick Buddies is returning for the 2014-2015 season! Some teams didn’t even know we took the year off, considering we still volunteered for FTC and conducted Hardware Inspection at League Meets. It was great, that everyone said how much they missed us and wanted to see us come back. It motivated our decision to return.
Our kids were never far from their roots, still doing robotics, still hosting our annual FLL competition. Although, the break enabled our team members to hone new skills: Some learned CAD (finally), some started high school and we’re able to become involved in other activities (remember we were middle schoolers!) and one of our kids took the time to get a perfect score on the Math section of the SAT. And for Jon and I, we can’t say, it wasn’t so terrible having some free weekends with our respective families. So, in all, it’s been time well spent. But, FIRST is a family and we missed it. The kids missed being together. They missed building a robot. And, when THE KIDS say they wanna build a robot, that’s when it’s time to put back on the team shirt!
This season, we’re also accepting applications for a few new team members. We’re a Community Robotics team. We’re looking for high school students, ages 14 and up. We’re looking for students who are interested in Programming (C+) or Building skills or have experience working with tools or something else you feel might be a great asset to a competitive robotics team. We typically practice on Sundays. If you are an FLL kid, aging out, or maybe you were on an FTC school team and you are unable to stay after school for their meetings, and a weekend team would work better, let us know. Interested students should fill out an FTCapplication and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, please contact us. Can’t wait to see everyone at this season’s Kick Off!