Tippecanoe District Event 2022

This weekend we competed at the Tippecanoe District Event here in Lafayette, IN. We had a great time competing with all of the amazing teams that came out. In the end, we were ranked #22 out of 39 teams but did not make it into the playoffs. But check out some of our favorite pictures from the weekend below!

Bronchos Have Heart

On Wednesday our team lead a demonstration of simple circuits during the Bronchos Have Heart Family Night, alongside our FTC and FLL teams. This was a great opportunity to show off some of the cool things our students can accomplish and get more kids interested in STEM and FIRST.

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Rapid React Ready

As winter break approaches, many students are ready to relax and take it easy. But FIRST FRC students are busy as ever as they prepare themselves for the upcoming build season. Kickoff is quickly approaching and the countdown is on!



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FRC Kickoff

For those who may not know, Kickoff is the name for the live stream event where FIRST announces the game for the year, and it is the start of our 6 week build season. For 6 weeks, our team will come together to design, build, and program a robot to compete in the game that is announced during Kickoff. Can’t wait? Neither can we! Below you can check out some of the teasers that FIRST released for the 2022 game – Rapid React!

Sunnyside STEM Night

STEM Night at Sunnyside Middle School was a hit! We had a blast teaming up with the FTC team to give demonstrations of our robots and teach local kids about circuits. Kids were given the opportunity to do some hands on building, drive the FTC robots and see the FRC robot in action. Below are some photos from the evening.

Pictures from the Fall Party

Fall Fun for Everyone!

The Fall party was last Saturday and despite the rain and cold, we had a great time. The party provided an opportunity for members of both the FRC and FTC robotics teams to bond over games, pumpkin carving, and more. Below you can find a gallery with pictures from the day. Thanks to all who came out and made the day a success!

!B3 Highlights

This past Saturday we participated in the !B3 off season competition with 16 other area teams. See some of the competition highlights below!

See us at !B3

Don’t worry, you read that right! We are competing at !B3 Saturday October 16th at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. We will have an opportunity to field our robot that we built for the 2020 season. Due to Covid-19, competitions for the 2020 game Infinite Recharge were put on hold, so we are all very excited to see our robot on the field.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 precautions are still in place and so attendance is limited. But if you would still like to see our robot compete you can watch online here.


Upcoming Events

  • October 13th, 2021 – Parent Meeting
  • October 16th, 2021 – Non-B3 Competition
  • October 20th, 2021 – No practice due to Fall break
  • October 24th, 2021 – Fall party

10/13/21 Parent Meeting

Parent meeting will be at Lafayette Jefferson High School at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 13th for the FTC team and at 6:00 pm for the FRC team. The meeting will cover the team’s schedule for the build season (January – March), fundraising, travel, scholarships, and more. The meeting will take 30 – 45 minutes and will allow parents to ask questions and let students show their parents what they have been working on at meetings.

10/16/21 Non-B3 Competition

An off season competition will be taking place on Saturday, October 16th at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. Unfortunately this competition will not be open to any spectators, but this will allow us a great opportunity to practice and network with other teams. The event will be all day.

10/20/21 Practice Cancelled

Lafayette Jefferson High School will be on Fall Break from October 18th – 22nd. Since school will not be in session we will not be having practice during this week. Enjoy your break!

10/24/21 Fall Party

The FRC and FTC teams are invited to a party on Sunday, October 24th. The party will be held outside at Mr. Bettag’s house from 1 pm until 6 pm (times subject to change, but it will be held in the evening). We will be carving pumpkins and playing games, but we will be staying outside, so make sure to bundle up! We will not be wearing costumes at this event.

Interested in Volunteering?

Team 1646 is currently preparing for the 2022 build season! We currently have weekly meetings to help students who are new to the team learn what robotics is about. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor for the team, contact us here.

Not interested in being a team Mentor? FIRST Robotics has plenty of opportunities to volunteer, through the FIRST Robotics Challenge, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the FIRST Lego League. Click here to learn how you can volunteer for FIRST Robotics.

Join Team 1646!

Team 1646 is always looking for new team members! To join the team a student should be a High school aged student who is interested in learning about presentation skills, leadership, teamwork, and of course, designing, programming, and building a robot! No previous experience is required. We are currently meeting on Wednesday afternoons from 6-9 pm at Jefferson High School at door number 6. Contact us at firstpg1646@gmail.com to learn about how you can join the team!

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