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Engineering In the Air

We fly rockets in the Team America Rocketry Challenge.
See what we did last year. Come fly with us this year.

  TARC Slideshow

We fly quad-copters in the UAS4STEM competition.
We did well last year. This is very challenging.

  UAS Slideshow
 
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Engineering On the Ground

We build robots for the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
program. We did well last year. We are ready to roll.

 FTC Slideshow

We build complex autonomous robots for the Botball Educational Robotics competition. We rocked last year.

 Botball Slideshow
 
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Our News

We had a lock-in at Shadowland in Gaithersburg on December 22, through to Saturday morning. We had great participation. Lots of alumni attended with their stories of college and beyond. Check out our web page with pictures .

Our FIRST Tech Challenge Team 6417 is moving on to the state finals. They won an invitation at the FTC Qualifying Tournament held at the Bullis school on January 14. They are starting a second season to prepare for the state finals at UMBC, February 17. The Game (Part 1, Part 2) was released in September.

We have two teams building rockets to meet the TARC 2018 requirements document. We design our rockets in OpenRocket. We had two test flights, last on on December 28 with some disappointing results. We are rebuilding and will have a practice launch January 20 at the Virginia launch site.

Our Botball Team 160 is registered and  starting development. There is a workshop to kick off the program at the University of Maryland on January 27 and 28. We will be meeting Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays until the regional tournament on April 7 at Annandale High School in Virginia.

We started work on our Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) project. The team is registered and reviewing the mission description. We can bring in two more committed members.

Visit our elections web page to see current leaders. We will conduct elections again in late February.

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Copyright 2018 Explorer Post 1010 - Last Updated on January 15, 2018
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