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FIRST World Championships!

Our team is honored to have won the 2nd place Connect Award at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship! We are so grateful for the Southwest Florida STEM community including our generous mentors and sponsors, whose support made this season and our FIRST World Championship journey possible. We are so proud of our performance this year and are moving right along with additional outreach already underway!

NBC2 Project Ken Story

This season has had many highlights, but none could ever top this one! We feel honored to be able to apply what we have learned in FIRST and FIRST Tech Challenge to help make a Ken’s life a little easier, and some of those “little things” he has missed due to the progression of his ALS, now within reach.  Go check out the news story https://www.nbc-2.com/article/story2share-teenagers-help-fort-myers-man-als-arms/60502988


Introducing... WARP!  After a long 9 weeks of work WARP is ready for Worlds! Check out our awesome new robot reveal on our YouTube channel and make sure to like and subscribe! Comment with your favorite feature or design element.

We're Headed to Worlds AGAIN!

Wow! We are so proud of our build, programming and outreach teams for all their hard work, we couldn't do any of it without them and winning inspire again means so much to us and we are so excited for our trip to worlds this April for the second time. We have high hopes for this competition based off of our previous worlds visit.

Due to being a community team, we rely on sponsorships and donations to purchase parts for our robots, pay for tournament registration fees, travel expenses, and outreach supplies. 

If you're interested in supporting our team with a financial donation, please check out our Sponsor Page with a link to our Donation Page.

Project jBot

A frequent question we get asked during our outreach events and competitions is, "How do I get my child involved?" 

FIRST LEGO League Explore or Challenge teams are great preparation, yet, parents and children want to jump right in while the excitement is fresh. 

We set out to find a solution. After researching the market, we found that most entry-level robotics kits are priced at $100 or more; so, we have designed and created a prototype that is meant to be a lowcost alternative. We have partnered with a local science center, IMAG, to create a retail kit that can be sold in their gift shop and satellite center, plus are developing a custom curriculum to teach basic as well as advanced design, build and programming topics as a pathway to prepare future team members for FLL and FTC. Besides teaching this class at other times of the year, we will also be conducting Summer camps based on this curriculum. 

Brand New Robot WARP

We are so excited to announce our brand new robot that we have been working on behind the scenes since Meet 3, and to compete with at the state competition. We are proud of the improvements on the innovative design of this season's original robot, Rancor. We expect to see great results from Warp in the future. With only 30 days after the parts arrived to completely build and program the new robot, we are so very proud of the work our team has put into this bold engineering endeavor. 

Project Huttling

Ever since our team's start in 2018, we have held at our core, a desire to make robotics accessible to everyone. With extensive community outreach and support for other teams year after year, we have taken a very exciting step towards meeting that mission in a far more impactful way this year, by starting a brand new team for students from underserved communities to engage in FIRST Tech Challenge. This will enable them to develop the necessary skills needed to become engineers, programmers, and STEM professionals. We know the impact this program can have and we are excited about inspiring a brand new community team at the Quality Life Center.

Bonita Springs YMCA FLL Robotics Club

We are proud to announce that we have brought FIRST to the Bonita Springs YMCA with a brand new FLL Robotics Club. With the support of a local FLL team we are able provide kits and mentorship to the brand new club consisting of 15 students ages 6-10, who are brand new to the FIRST program and working afterschool twice a week. 

League Championships

We are excited to share our accomplishments from our league championship. To start we are proud of our leagues very own Bob Sadenwater who won the compass award, which we nominated him for with a minute long video. Furthermore we are excited to announce we are the gulf coast league first inspire award winner for the fourth year in a row as well as first place alliance first pick, promote video, and compass video. This includes our bid to the state championships on March 2nd.

Meet #3

After our third meet of the season we have maintained our #1 ranking for the Florida Gulf Coast League and excited for the League Championship.

Meet #2

We had an amazing meet at the incredible Arthrex campus in Naples, FL. We are proud of our gracious event hosts and of our record-breaking autonomous performance. 

We are now preparing for Meet #3 on January 13th!

Meet #1

We are proud to announce that we now hold the penalty-free high score in the state of Florida after Meet #1, with our alliance partner 13093 Golden Fish. 

We are now preparing for Meet #2 on December 9th!

Gulf Coast League Scrimmage

We had a fantastic League scrimmage and build day working to assist and support many other teams in our region and are now preparing for our first league meet on November 11th!

Hutt Talk is Here!

Java the Hutts have now launched Hutt Talk! Here you can interact with directly with JTH members and ask them questions from anywhere! 

Go to https://groups.google.com/g/hutt-talk

New Video Series Out Now!

We are now releasing a new video series on the basics of FTC! Check out our YouTube channel for all of our content!

We Won the World Championship!

We are happy to announce that we were a part of the winning alliance for the FTC World Championship! We would like to thank our sponsors for enabling us to do our best and proudly represent our State and Country!