Posts filed under Robotics

Robo Pirates Earn Team Spirit Award at State

I am happy to announce that the Lytle HS Robo Pirates brought home the Team Spirit award at the Texas UIL FIRST Robotics State Championship! While our robot did not perform as planned on the field, the Robo Pirates never quit and were gracious competitors. One of only three awards given out, the Team Spirit award goes to the team that demonstrates the most team identity, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship. These students have truly embraced what it means to be Lytle Pirates!

Thank you for all of your support this season. #piratepride

I am also happy to announce that the UIL robotics event is moving from pilot to permanent event status!

Mitchell Hale

Lytle High School

SmartLab Facilitator

Robo Pirates Coach

Collaborative Learning Facilitator

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Posted on May 21, 2018 and filed under Robotics, High School, How Did They Do.

2018 Student Showcase a Huge Success

 See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

Showcase visitor, James Miller had this to say, "We had a great time. To see all the hard work everyone put in to all the projects was great. I even learned of a few programs that Lytle offers that I had no idea. I am a plumber and I learned of the plumbers program offered. The robotics club and all of the computer related programs are great. Thank you to all and the hard work put into the showcase!" 

 See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

 See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

 See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

 See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

See more 2018 Student Showcase pics on the Google Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RoriFdxI6tYcrMwJ2

LHS Robo Pirates Going to State!

 See the full High School Robotics Google Photo Album:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/z1VidkH9AdPQn1Bd2

See the full High School Robotics Google Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/z1VidkH9AdPQn1Bd2

The Lytle High School Robo Pirates are headed to the State UIL Robotics Tournament on May 19 in Austin!! That means we ended our FTC season as one of the top teams in the Class 1A-4A division in the state. This is the third year that UIL has piloted the robotics event and we have now qualified twice! Members of both Robo Pirate teams will combine to create one Lytle High School team to represent our school.

Please congratulate these students when you see them:

David

Aguilar

Wyatt

Conover

Monique

Covarrubias

Gage

Eichman

Elissa

Gallegos

Joshua

Gamboa

Patrick

Garcia

Nicolas

Guillen

Savannah

Landwehr

Joseph

Medina

Jennifer

Noel

Johnny

Paredes

Cheyenne

Rodriguez

Carlos

Tamayo

Rachel

Tamayo

Emmanuel

Tapia

 

 

Mitchell Hale

Lytle High School

SmartLab Facilitator

Robotics Team Coach

Collaborative Learning Facilitator

Posted on April 11, 2018 and filed under Robotics, High School.

RoboPirates Compete in Alamo Region Championship

This past Friday and Saturday, the Lytle High School RoboPirates teams competed in the Alamo Region Championship in Austin. The teams went through interviews with a panel of judges, connected with other teams and industry professionals, and competed on the field against the top 80 teams from all across central and south Texas.

Both teams made significant improvements to their robots since the previous competition and started off the tournament with a win in their opening match! Unfortunately, we could not repeat that success going 1-4 for the tournament. While we did not qualify for Super Regionals, we anxiously wait to find out if we will receive an invitation to the state tournament later this spring.

I am incredibly proud of the growth of these competitors throughout the season and the determination shown by these teams. We learn something new each time we have the opportunity to compete against the powerhouse robotics programs at this level and we will now begin planning the work that will bring us back to this point and beyond next season.

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Thanks for all of your support and encouragement of these students!

Mitchell Hale and Joe Alaniz

Lytle High School RoboPirates

Posted on February 21, 2018 and filed under High School, How Did They Do, Robotics.

High School Students Present Robotics Concepts to Elementary Students

Big shout out to the HS Robotics Team(s) for reaching out to our elementary kiddos. We look forward to see them again tomorrow before school starts to show the fifth graders their robot.  These students came at 7AM - NOW that is early for high school kids.  Big Thanks!

Wendy Conover

Primary / Elementary Principal

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I love the leadership skills these students are developing. They have really taken ownership of the robotics program and set this up without my help. In fact, they did not even tell me about this until the night before. I am excited to see the growth of the robotics programs with the possible addition of a team at Lytle Elementary School!

Mitchell Hale

Lytle High School

SmartLab Facilitator

Robotics Team Coach

Collaborative Learning Facilitator

Posted on February 1, 2018 and filed under Elementary, Robotics, How Did They Do, High School.

Techno Pirates take home trophy, chance to qualify

The Lytle Junior High Techno Pirates took home a trophy at the South San Antonio Metro League Championship and qualified for a chance to advance to area competition.

The Techno Pirates competed with their robot against 31 teams and also scored points by giving a presentation to judges about their engineering process.

It was their Lytle spirit that helped them take home a trophy, however. The Techno Pirates were given the Motivate award after judges observed their teamwork and desire to educate other students about robotics.

The junior high’s performance on the field did not match their success in the judging room as the Techno Pirates lost all their preliminary matches Saturday. Their large point total going into the championship kept them in the top half of the rankings, however.

It was the team’s ability to connect with other schools that saved them from elimination at the end of the preliminary matches when a Lytle Junior High student approached one of the schools who had qualified for the semifinals and proposed an alliance with our team. After some deliberation by both teams, the alliance was formed and the Techno Pirates were in the semifinals.

Lytle Junior high and their alliance won the first round in the semis, but lost in the second, putting them in 10th position for advancement. Only nine teams advanced directly to area competition, but due to being so close to qualifying, the Techno Pirates were invited to a second chance qualifier at Brandeis High School in San Antonio in two weeks. If they qualify at that event, they will compete against some of the top schools in the state the following Saturday.

The Techno Pirates are: Grace Jurss, Katelyn Rubal, Alex Medina, Morgan Walker, Ashley Pierce, Isabella Lopez, Jade Ibanez, Faustino Ruiz, Zachary Bradshaw and Miguel Lopez.

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- Reagon Clamon, Lytle Junior High Robotics Coach

Posted on January 29, 2018 and filed under Junior High, Robotics, How Did They Do.

Both High School RoboPirate Teams Advance to Regionals!

Both RoboPirate teams will be advancing to Regionals!

Team 5681 MARAUDERS ranked 4th in their division and won their semifinal matchup before losing in the division finals. They battled through a recurring problem with their winch system and impressed the judges to earn the top overall spot in the tournament as the recipient of the Inspire Award.

Team 11782 MUTINY did not fare as well on the field, winning 2 out of 5 matches on the day, but likewise impressed the judges with their robot design and documentation which earned them 9th place overall as the recipient of the Design Award.

The Alamo Region Championship will be held in Austin on Feb 16-17. Please congratulate these students when you see them!

The RoboPirates are:

MARAUDERS

Wyatt Conover

Monique Covarrubias

Elissa Gallegos

Joshua Gamboa

Nick Guillen

Joseph Medina

Cheyenne Rodriguez

Rachel Tamayo

Emmanuel Tapia

MUTINY

David Aguilar

Gage Eichman

Patrick Garcia

Savannah Landwehr

Jennifer Noel

Johnny Paredes

Carlos Tamayo

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Mitchell Hale

Lytle High School

SmartLab Facilitator

Robotics Team Coach

Collaborative Learning Facilitator

Posted on January 29, 2018 and filed under Robotics, High School, How Did They Do.

Robo Pirates Results from 1-20-2018

Saturday was not the day the Robo Pirates hoped for. Improvements were made since our last meet and both teams’ bots were able to score more efficiently. However, it just wasn’t quite enough.

A few positive takeaways: Team Mutiny’s robot received major upgrades to its electrical system since the last competition and experienced zero failures this time. They hope to take advantage of this consistency going forward. Marauders’ bot struggled with a cranky lift mechanism but driver Emmanuel Tapia’s light touch with the controls helped them coax two match victories.

The Robo Pirates return to action on Saturday January 27 at McCollum High School for the conclusion of league play. We hope to see some of you there!

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Mitchell Hale

Lytle High School

SmartLab Facilitator

Robotics Team Coach

Collaborative Learning Facilitator

Posted on January 22, 2018 and filed under Robotics, High School, How Did They Do.

Junior High Techno Pirates Improve

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The Lytle Junior High Techno Pirates improved on their last performance with a third place win at the McCollum High School robotics meet Saturday, December 9th.

The Techno Pirates won four of five matches and racked up a total of 126 points. They battled control system connection issues and programming glitches that at one point caused the team robot's claw to stop working and the robot's motors to die in the middle of a match. The team kept its cool, though and driver Isabella Lopez and lead programmer Miguel Lopez kept the robot running and scoring.

Posted on December 11, 2017 and filed under Junior High, Robotics, How Did They Do.