Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Holidays to all from the Crushing Techno Tigers!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fun time at Flint

I had a fun time at flint yesterday we watched teams compete and have a great time. Congratulations to the Sharks for winning the FLL state tournament and making it to the World Festival!! Good luck in St. Louis and have fun.

Also congratulations to The Force for earning runner up!

- M'Ash' Potato

Friday, December 9, 2011

Good luck!

Good luck to all teams at the Flint State tournament!!

We are very excited and can't wait :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Readying for State!

Great meeting tonight!

The kids on the CTT team are absolutely amazing, continuously surprising and impressing me.

Here is a pic of the team working together tonight in a final teamwork challenge as we prep for our fun run at the State tournament.

- Coach Daddio

Saturday, December 3, 2011

We're excited to let everyone know that over 1,700 people have viewed our blog this season and over 500 people have viewed our YouTube video on strawberries and E-coli.

Check it out!

- M'Ash' Potato

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A shot of pure excitement that only FLL can bring!

This is just one of the amazing wild and exciting times that get to be experienced at an FLL tournament.

We love our Crushing Techno Tigers!!!

...Can't wait until the State Tournament in Flint :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thoughts from M'Ash'...

Today I worked hard on new robot missions. I am having a lot of fun programming this year and building more new attachments. We love seeing the robot finally completing what we work so hard programming it to do :)

M'Ash Potato

Creature-man says...

Having a lot of fun this season with everything we've done like programming and building our robot & attachments and learning about strawberries & e-Coli. It was a lot of fun giving our presentation at our school to all of our classmates.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone from the Crushing Techno Tigers.

From M'Ash Potato

Sunday, November 20, 2011

We're going to state

Yesterday was amazing !!!!!!! As our team cheered and chanted throughout the day, we really worked hard. From interviews to robot runs to wishing teams good luck in the hall. When we saw multiple callbacks in the coaches hands, we were going nuts. Watching rookie teams have a great day, and watching one of the few get second place. It felt outstanding winning a trophy for our robot design. Best of all hearing our name ( crushing techno tigers)get called, and we ran up to get the certificate to state, was breathtaking. December 10th is going to be the second best moment of the season. The first was having our start of the season party(with Coach Daddio's cool hat) and seeing the team together for the first time this season. Also seeing my brothers team succeed and make it to state, and win the tournament. I'm so glad our teams season did not end this early in the year. State here we come.

By M'Ash' Potato

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Good luck at Thunder Quest!!!

Wishing good luck to our friends the Bearded Dragons, JalapeƱo Hippies & Thunder Stalions at their regional tournament today!!

From the entire Crushing Techno Tiger team

Monday, November 7, 2011

New friends !

Met some cool new friends this weekend @ the Andover Practice Tourney.

Team 8236 - The Jalepenio Hippies

I wonder if they are related to the Robo Hippies?????

Congrats again to the Bearded Dragons. Fabulous job, really cool attachments and great robot score!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Interesting distraction during our meeting :)

Tonight we had an interesting distraction during our team meeting.  This distraction was particularly interesting since our research this season started with venison :)


Boy, last Saturday sure was fun! I especially liked the dancing. The whole team had gotten up very early and we very tired at the end of that fun day. I can't wait for the regional tournament!!!

Andover high school practice tournament

I had a great time at the Andover high school practice tournament yesterday. I was glad to see all of the teams having a great time. I especially enjoyed seeing the Bearded Dragons doing great robot runs as a rookie team. I even forgot they were a rookie team! I am so glad my teammate Northbound and I could make it. Because we had a blast with everyone. Good luck at regional.

-M'Ash' Potato

this years teamwork challenges

This years teamwork challenges have been very fun.
we all work together, we do different challenges, he times us. we've done things without talking like ordering ourselves from our birthdays, getting ourselves out of a knot, coach says, building specific things with legos and watching parents do them too.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Go Dragons!

We're @ Andover to root on our friends the Bearded Dragons from Commerce in their practice tourney. Go Dragons!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

robot, robot, robot....

Our one team member 'not' at 5th grade camp this week made some HUGE progress last night on the robot!  Techno-Brick Rocked!

Great work!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The numbers are in! Crushing Techno Tigers Donate to MS Society

Well, the final numbers are in and the Crushing Techno Tigers are responsible for raising $285 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  The team walked in the Walk MS event earlier this year in Troy MI.

The team showed up on a cool windy morning and walked the route a nice size crowd!  We all wore our CTT shirts and got a nice response as we did our team "HOO-HAH" cheer :)

This is a great group of kids and giving back to in this way shows their heart & spirit.

Congratulations team!

P.S. It should be noted that we had a few 'Hippies'
join us too!  ;)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Robots, projects & teamwork!

I am really proud of these amazing kids. Great work last night & more showed up tonight @ CTT HQ to continue the effort. Our season is starting to really progress in all areas.

In what I consider to be the most challenging robot course to date we are on the cusp of pulling in a good amount of points. What a productive two nights!

Great kids, amazing team, impressive results.

- Coach Daddio

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tournament prep!

So much to do and so little time to do it!

Today a few of the CTT members came over to play LEGO's with me :)

Made some progress on the robot and some things are starting to come together.  However there a long way to go before tournament day.

Looking forward to tomorrow's meeting :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More Friends :)

Want to give a big shout out to our new FLL friends.
  • BRICKSofBedford (Nova Scotia, Canada) - Team 6744
Good luck this season!

Signed...   The entire Crushing Techno Tigers team!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Teamwork Challenges !!!

To get ready for the upcoming tournament season we are engaging in various 'teamwork' activities.  It has been a while since we had one and at this meeting the team quickly demonstrated to me why we had such a great first season.  To coin a known FLL phrase...   "We are a TEAM" :)

While there is certainly things we can and should improve upon, the kids did a wonderful job handling the 'monkey wrenches' i threw at them.

I am really lucky to be working with these kids!

THEY are teaching ME a lot!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Project Progress

Well, all the research is starting to make a difference.

We have a topic, researched it a lot, have a possible innovative solution and an interview set up to discuss it :)

The kids are feeling more confident as we move along :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dhruv on the rules!

Even though it is a new season we are going back to one of our favorite meeting segments...

Yep, you guessed it...  "Dhruv on the rules"

We'd be lost without this segment!

Hey out there....

Want to give a big shout out to some of our FLL friends. Some by team name others by team number :)
  • Robo Hippies (Troy, MI) - Team 466
  • Bearded Dragons (Commerce, MI)
  • SnackTech (Philadelphia, PA) - Team 4453
  • Funky Foodies (Philadelphia, PA) - Team 4455
Good luck this season we look forward to hearing about all your successes!

Signed...   The entire Crushing Techno Tigers team!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The kids were hard at work last night and made a lot of progress on the project and robot missions!
Here the kids are doing a bit of research on the missions.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Food Factor Is Here!

We had a blast at our release party celebration!

The board looks challenging & fun. The project seems really interesting and the kids are off checking out their kitchens, refrigerators and pantries :)

Good Luck to everyone this season!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Food Factor challenge release is almost here!!

So, the release is in a few short days and the Crushing Techno Tigers are EXCITED!

We have our release party all set and can't wait to discover what the full challenge contains. I'm not sure what the kids are more excited about the robot or the project :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Welcome home Bob-E-Bob!!

On behalf of the Crushing Techno Tigers...


We are so happy you are home!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Team Number!

Well, this is no longer our rookie season. This means that we must move forward and shed last year's team number, even though we were quite attached to 2562, we are ready to embrace, enjoy and shout this year's team number...

Drum roll please...

...are ya ready?

Monday, August 8, 2011

" FIRST - Science is Rock and Roll" to air August 14 on ABC

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Food Factor season is here!!

Our 'special package' arrived!!

Last night we gathered, talked, laughed and kicked the 2011 Food Factor season into gear. We opened that box, unrolled the mat and assembled this year's course in record time.

Now we are ready to pick up right were this smart and talented left off last season.

- Coach Daddio

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sharing The FLL Message At The School Talent Show

Today the kids all got on stage in front of the whole school and, while wearing their CTT team shirts, spread the word about FIRST & FLL and performed in the school talent show.  These kids are just amazing!

Yeah, I'm a proud coach :)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crushing Techno Tigers Fight Multiple Sclerosis!

Today I was so proud of the Crushing Techno Tigers team!

They spent their time, energy, and wonderful Saturday to "do a good thing".  Today the team, along with many parents, participated in the Walk MS event at Troy High School in Troy Michigan.  One of the kids told me today they felt 'Happy to walk and help people that struggle to do things I can do every day like ride my bike or button my shirt".

At the WalkMS in Troy

The MS walk in Troy was a blast. Although we had fun and got to talk with our friends, we raised a lot of of money for the multiple scleroses society, we also helped many people that have MS. We even brought our parents along to raise even more money, and to motivate us to keep walking.

By M'Ash' Potato

Friday, April 29, 2011

Watching the World Festival

Congrats to Lego's in paradise for making it to the world festival. We wish you good luck in St Louis!

The Crushing Techno Tigers hope we can both go to the World Festival together for the Food Factor season!!

Your friend M'Ash' Potato

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Watch the World Festival in St Louis LIVE!

Are you interested in watching the matches for FLL, FTC and FRC? Well, you can :) All of the matches will be broadcast LIVE via webcast on the NASA Science channel.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

To all 2011 World Championship FIRST teams JrFLL, FLL, FTC & FRC

On behalf of FLL Team 2562 - Crushing Techno Tigers...

Good luck to all teams that earned the opportunity to attend the 2011 World Festival in St Louis and don't let the competition make you forget to simply enjoy the World Festival experience!!