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:

Community Outreach

  • Fixing things!
     Fixing things!
  • Demonstrating our awesomeness.
     Demonstrating our awesomeness.
  • Arjun bowling!
     Arjun bowling!
  • Mali explains our bot.
     Mali explains our bot.
  • Nice catch by Tiarnan.
     Nice catch by Tiarnan.

 

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.

Finalists!

  • Our good side!
     Our good side!
  • Packing up OBB.
     Packing up OBB.
  • What do you mean there's only confetti on the field?
     What do you mean there's only confetti on the field?

 

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!

Finally in St. Louis!

  • The Mentors! All hail!
     The Mentors! All hail!
  • The captain demonstrates proper rail-climbing technique.
     The captain demonstrates proper rail-climbing technique.
  • Such a cute team.
     Such a cute team.
  • St. Louis from the Gateway Arch!
     St. Louis from the Gateway Arch!
  • Waiting to get to the top of the Gateway Arch.
     Waiting to get to the top of the Gateway Arch.
  • Meeting fans!
     Meeting fans!

 

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!

TechKnights Win New York City Regionals!!!

  • The entire alliance poses for a victory photo on the playing field
     The entire alliance poses for a victory photo on the playing field
  • The banner will soon hang in the Ike Heller Lab
     The banner will soon hang in the Ike Heller Lab
  • Aman (aka "our secret weapon") and friend pose with trophy
     Aman (aka "our secret weapon") and friend pose with trophy

 

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.