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New Season, New Student

New Season, New Student

Hello, my name is Pablo. This is my first year on FIRST Robotics team 1024, the Kil-A-Bytes, and so far my time on here has been very enjoyable.Since I have joined the team, everybody has been really friendly and encouraging. Not only that, but when I make a mistake they help me out and tell me what I did wrong and how I can fix it in the future. At first I thought my CADing…

Kickoff 2018

Kickoff 2018

FIRST PowerUp is finally here! On Saturday, January 6, we gathered at the McKenzie Center to watch the Kickoff livestream together. After, we all read the rules a couple times, asked questions, discussed various scoring options, and even role-played the game. We ended the day with deciding a few key priorities and discovering even more questions that we would need to look into further. Before you start building a robot, you need to understand the…

Back to School

1024 students started back to school about three weeks ago, and today marks our third team meeting of the school year. So far we have done a lot of cleaning in our shop. It’s good to start fresh, and that means making sure that all of our supplies and rooms are organized. With our Vex teams working in their own area this year, we are able to make better use of our shop area. We…

Fundraising Opportunity: Brackets for Good

Our FIRST Robotics team, 1024, the Kil-A-Bytes, is participating in an amazing fundraising opportunity through the Brackets for Good organization. Brackets for Good is a non-profit program that matches other non-profit organizations against each other, in a head-to-head fundraising competition. When you donate to IndianaFIRST through Brackets for Good, and indicate in the memo line that your donation should go to team 1024, the Kil-A-Bytes, you will be supporting our amazing program. Please note that…

2017 Entrepreneurship Award Submission

TEAM MISSION STATEMENT: We strive to empower local students to further their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) through mentor-based robotics programs that aid in applying experiences to future careers by emphasizing individual and team achievements, attention to details, leadership skills, and integrity that includes gracious professionalism™. Our core values include collaboration with students, mentors, and STEAM professionals; excellence in individual student achievement, communication skills, and a highly competitive robot design and…

Mark: 2017 Dean’s List Nominee

Mark: 2017 Dean’s List Nominee

Last year, our main student programmer couldn’t make it to a Stronghold competition where we competed. Mark, as a sophomore, took the lead, and actually was able to figure out a programming problem that we’d struggled with all year. It’s this move-forward attitude that showcases why we are nominating Mark for the 2017 Dean’s List Award. Mark never gets short with anyone. He understands his own limits and will stay composed, cool, and patient when…

Keith: 2017 Dean’s List Nominee

Keith: 2017 Dean’s List Nominee

It’s always impressive when a freshman in high school joins a team and makes an immediate impact on the varsity squad. Keith did just that when he joined team 1024 and was awarded a coveted spot on the pit crew, fixing the robot as needed and helping the team win one District Event and the State Championship. The next year, as a sophomore, he set his sights higher, taking over the huge responsibility as the…

A Champion’s Reflection

Being on Team 1024 has certainly been a journey. I started off as a freshman, the year of 2014-2015, and at the time I was primarily just a VEX kid. The first time I ever did anything pertaining to FRC was the last week of build season that year. I had no clue what I was doing, and I felt quite out of place, but two juniors who were on the team (Kaylee and Cameron)…

Looking Back on Years Well Spent

Looking Back on Years Well Spent

I have been with the Kil-A-Bytes for about three to four years so far depending on if you count my freshman year in high school. At that time I was in VEX Robotics, but I would still stick around during the Wednesdays because they were the end of the VEX meetings and the start of the FRC meetings. I would help around where I could, a little bit here and a little bit there. I…

Trying New Things

Trying New Things

2016 and 2017 are the years that I wanted to try new things. While trying new activities has always been difficult for me, I was ready to take on the challenge. This year when someone mentioned robotics to me, I believed that it might not be a bad idea, considering that I was looking for an extracurricular to do. I also thought that it would be great for me to look into robotics since I…

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