Booster Club Meeting Thursday 4/16

Apr 15

There will be a Robotics booster club meeting  on Thursday 4/16 from 4:30 – 5:30 in Room A 109 at the Dripping Springs Middle School. 
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Check Out the Turbine Tigers!

Dec 12

Tomorrow is our FIRST Lego League qualifier at Dripping Springs High School! The kids on the FLL team have done a great job getting ready for the competition – the project board is finished, the robot is programmed, the batteries are charged. One of the main parts of the project is a great web site put together by John Yim. You can get to it by scanning the QR code below or clicking here. You’ll find great information on wind energy there and some super videos produced by the team – check it out!Turbine Tigers QR CodeHere are a few photos taken during yesterday’s final presentation rehearsals.

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FLL Update 12/8/2014

Dec 08

Members of the First Lego League Robotics team from Dripping Springs Middle School took a short field trip to Carol Taylor’s second grade class on Friday. The Turbine Tigers team has been working on how to better teach the topic of wind energy to young kids. They are building a website, incorporating age-appropriate student-produced videos, jokes, games, and wind energy facts. Mrs. Taylor’s class watched the team perform one of their original skits, learned about wind energy, built models of wind turbines, and gave feedback on how to improve the site.

The team has been preparing for the regional FLL competition that will be held on December 13th at DSHS, which will include a robotics competition as well as presentations of the team projects.

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10/16/14 – BEST Update

Oct 16

RBAR (the robot now has a name) made it’s first public appearance at this week’s Pep Rally at the Dripping Springs Middle School and received a warm welcome.

We will be having a work session this Sunday from 2 – 5 for all team members at our usual Sunday location (please send an email to for directions).  

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BEST Test Drive Cancelled

Oct 11

The BEST test drive at Roger Beasley Volvo on Saturday, October 11th was cancelled due to thunderstorms and flooding. Our team is going to have a practice at our school.

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Robotics Update: Oscar 10/5/14

Oct 07

Over the weekend we have made substantial progress to Oscar. We have fixed bugs in the programing, one of which has halted Oscar’s movement.

Here is a picture of Oscar:


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10/3/14 – BEST Update

Oct 03

Lots of stuff going on – please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Norman or any of the mentors if you have any questions.
Marketing team decided to have team members work on concepts for a video to be used in the elementary schools announcing the competition as well as various displays at the middle school. They decided the video should explain BEST, introduce this year’s theme, our robot, and invite folks to the competition.  The concepts will be reviewed by the marketing team on Tuesday and the team will then decide how to proceed with script writing, casting, etc.
Students also need to come up with a name for the company and the robot, hopefully they can finalize this next week in an after school meeting.
Upcoming dates:
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