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Texas Robotics Invitational - Thurs, June 28 - Sat, July 30

TRI is our largest event of the year. 36 teams from 5 states will be coming to play Power Up with us. 

We need more help with Concessions, Hospitality for Volunteers, Mentor Dinner, and Team Celebration logistics.
Invite your friends and colleagues to help! Set Up is on Thursday. Event is Fri/Sat.

Please Sign Up to help with Concessions and Hospitality

We will also be doing several collections during TRI (you can bring them before hand as well)
  • Used Batteries mostly robot batteries but we will take any batteries to be recycled with them if you bring them.
  • Children's Books
  • Power Wheels / Ride On Toys - One of our potential summer projects is modifying kids ride on toys to learn be able race and demonstrate some our robot technologies. If you have any of these cars/trucks etc designed for kids and would like to donate them please let us know.

Already a Busy Summer

We have done multipe demonstrations and event already this summer. From instducing middle school science teachers to robots, to teaching coding at the Microsoft Store, are team has been keeping busy.

Demo at the Lone Star Flight Museum

Demo at the Houston Children's Museum  

Service/Outreach Opportunities

Getting students excited about Robotics is one of the most important things we do! 

Summer is the perfect opportunity for new students to join the team. If you know someone who might enjoy being on the team, have them come help out to TRI and our outreach activities. Great time to learn!

Sign up for the Summer Events Here a great way to get service hours for NHS, etc:

  • Collaborative Partnership between Microsoft & Spectrum 3847 -  Throughout the summer. The Championship judges recognized our work with Microsoft. This year, the students will help teach programming with an Ohbot, a programmable robotic head,  that encourages children to experiment with making, computer programming and interacting with their environment through technology. 
  • St. Agnes Summer Program - “Be the Change” - June 11th-14th and June 19th - 22nd
  • SPECTaculaR - First two weeks of August (tent) Two week free summer camp benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. Since 2012 our students have designed and implemented a curriculum for SPECTaculaR, a summer robotics program at the Spring Branch Boys and Girls Club that teaches engineering principles to children in the third to eighth grades. Sign Up -

Summer Tournaments:

  • TRI - Texas Robotics Invitational June 29th-30th
  • Indiana Robotics Invitational - IRI. The 2017 Indiana Robotics Invitational is Friday and Saturday, July 14 – 15. Leaving Jul 11 (wed) returning Jul 15 (Sun). Trip will be $350 please pay as soon as you can. It's possible that it ends up being $400 if we don't fill out the bus with enough people.

Need for Summer Socials:

If you would like to host a bbq/pool party, please let us know. We have done these every summer but we need a host for this year. We could also have a parent plan some type of activity like bowling/paintball/ice skating, etc.

Laser Cutter

With the help of an anonymous donation to the engineering team we were able to purchase a new laser cutter for the lab. This will let us prototype much faster. The laser cutter will be delivered next week.

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Thank you!
If you have any questions, please contact us.

Allen Gregory IV
Spectrum 3847 Engineering Coach/Mentor

Jacob Walker
Spectrum 3847 Mentor

Suanne Bouvier
Spectrum 3847 Marketing Mentor

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