Welcome to the website for the TechKnights, Brooklyn Tech High School's robotics team, competing as Team 334 in the US First robotics league. Check out our blog for the latest news. During build and competition season the blog is updated frequently. During other times of the year updates are less frequent. You can read the last few entries right here:
On Tuesday, the TechKnights attended an event hosted by Goldman Sachs in celebration of their fundraising efforts, which contribute to sponsoring the New York City Regional. The TechKnights demonstrated their bot to those who had worked to raise the funds. They also got to relax a bit with some bowling! Overall, it was a fun evening.
After winning the New York City Regional competition, the TechKnights headed to St. Louis to compete in the FIRST Championship event. The team performed well during its qualification matches and went on to eliminations partnered with three amazing teams: 27, 33 and 175. Together, this alliance went on to the finals round of the eliminations. This is the closest the TechKnights have ever come to winning the championships in the team's history. Though they did not win the overall event, they brought home silver medals. Congratulations to everyone on the team!
Check out pictures from the trip on Flickr!
The team flew in to St. Louis early this morning. Most members spent the afternoon exploring the area around the Gateway Arch, while the drive team and Shajed headed to the Edward Jones Dome to prepare for tomorrow.
More pictures here!
After 99 qualifying matches, the TechKnights earned the coveted top seed at the New York City Regional Robotics Tournament. With the qualifying matches over the TechKnights drafted a Canadian and British team to form an unstoppable alliance for the elimination rounds. This Anglo-American alliance went undefeated in the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals -- winning the Tournament and earning a spot at the National Championships in Saint Louis at the end of April. If that wasn't enough, the Team also won the Xerox sponsored Creativity Award. The TechKnights are a powerful team. Stay tuned for more news.