TVA Check Presentation

TVA Check Presentation

Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA, has been a sponsor of our team since its creation.  Today, they presented us with another check to continue their platinum sponsorship for the third year in a row.  In addition to the check presentation, our team demonstrated our Recycle Rush robot for the TVA officials.  We are incredibly grateful for … Continue reading

It’s Build Time in Tennessee!

It’s Build Time in Tennessee!

Our six-week build season was incredibly successful this year.  Student members stepped up and rose to the challenge.  The captains of each team subdivision – mechanical, electrical, software and drive, safety, and business – met multiple times a week to ensure tasks were accomplished and deadlines were met. Our team created two different prototypes for … Continue reading

The 2015 Season Competition is…Recycle Rush!

The 2015 Season Competition is…Recycle Rush!

The 2015 FIRST Robotics challenge is titled Recycle Rush. The basic goal of this competition is to stack crates and recycling cans and to deposit “litter” (pool noodles) into the recycling cans for points. This challenge is different than the previous two competitions in which we have competed, but the Full Metal Jackets are ready … Continue reading

2015 Season Kickoff

2015 Season Kickoff

The 2015 Kickoff is in less than two weeks, and the Full Metal Jackets are excited to get started on our robot for this season!  We will be attending the FRC Kickoff Event at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on Saturday, January 3, 2015.  Registration will be at 9:00 am, and the event will begin … Continue reading

Princess Theater Demonstration

Princess Theater Demonstration

Our team recently did a demonstration of our robots at the Princess Theater in Harriman. We got to meet and have a picture taken with Muse Watson, who plays Mike Franks on NCIS. Photos copyrighted to Paul Mashburn 2014.

2nd Annual MDF Pink Out!

2nd Annual MDF Pink Out!

We are having our 2nd annual Pink Out at ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility next Saturday, February 1st. We encourage your participation by wearing pink and bringing donations for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Pink desserts will be provided.

The 2014 Season Challenge

The 2014 FIRST Robotics challenge is titled Aerial Assist.  This challenge encourages and rewards teams to work together within alliances to accomplish the overall task of scoring large exercise balls into goals or over a truss. Our team is very excited to begin working on the new challenge, and we look forward to what other … Continue reading