Homecoming parade preparations

Sep 21

A great opportunity  for Oscar to participate in the Dripping Springs Homecoming parade (10/8/2014) presented itself and we’ve signed Oscar up!

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BEST Kick-off Corrections

Sep 17

The Capitol Area BEST site has/had last year’s agenda posted for the event this Saturday. The previous posts on this site have been updated to reflect the correct 2014 agenda which you should have received when you registered with EventBrite.  It can be found here:


Changes to what was previously posted and what was discussed with the kids are:

  • Ending time – event concludes with the kit distribution.  This effort starts at 1pm (earlier than last year).
  • Breakfast items will be available at the start of the event – LUNCH WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.
  • There will be NO tours of the fab facility this year.

Mr. Lohman, one of our BEST mentors, will be our escort for the event.   If something comes up and you decide not to attend, please let us know with a call or text to 512.809.9233.

Sorry for the confusion!

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BEST Kick-off Registration Info

Sep 16

The BEST kick-off session is scheduled for this Saturday, 9/20/14, at Freescale Semiconductor in Oak Hill.  A live game field with a functioning robot will be used to explain this year’s game.  It is very valuable for the students to see the game field firsthand and to see a sample robot navigating through it.   If you and/or your student wish to go, you MUST register for the event using this link BEFORE September 17th:


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2014 BEST Information

Sep 09

A few handy links for the BEST team…

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Spy Bot Competition

Apr 13

Students had a great time the past Thursday with the final competition for the Spy Bot challenge.  2 robots were created from the club Vex kits.  Both robots needed to navigate a course filled with obstacles to enter a room to find a hidden message.  To add to the difficulty, the driver was not in direct sight of the robot and had to rely on video feed from the robot itself.  Here’s a video one of the kids made.

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