Another Night of the Robots!


Another Night of the Robots with the Anderson High School Robotics Team on Friday, December 11th, 5:30-9:00 pm!
Enjoy a Parents Night Out for holiday shopping or parties while your kids (K-5th grade) enjoy an evening of robots: Fun VEX & humanoid robot activities, quadcopter demo, arts & crafts, LEGOs, pizza and the movie Jimmy Neutron. $30/child.

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Night of the Robots is coming!

Robot Remix was this past weekend – all told we had a showing of about 20 CANs, and an absolute blast. We met up with old friends and met new teams, and tried out a ton of new drivers in 10 matches. The weather didn’t stop us, but it certainly didn’t cooperate! Thanks again to all the parents who helped out, and all the students, and mentors for coming out and supporting the team!
Night of the Robots is coming up soon – Friday, October 30. The event starts at 5:30 in the Anderson HS cafeteria, and volunteers should arrive an hour to 30 minutes early to help set up.
Night of the Robots

Optional team meeting

UPDATE: The optional meeting will begin at 3pm on Saturday!
Training season is humming along, and while we’re gearing up for the big reveal in January – well, look what FIRST put out on Wednesday…

Saturday October 24, ausTIN CANs will be representing Austin at the Robot Remix. It’ll be a long day, but we can’t wait to meet other teams from around Texas at an off-season competition!
In preparation for Robot Remix, we’ll be having an optional team meeting this Saturday (the 17th) at noon 3pm to whip the 2015 robot into operational condition.
Robot Remix

Team meeting and training

Saturday October 10, between 12pm and 4pm will be our second full team meeting – mandatory for members. We’ll be watching a movie, eating popcorn, and getting to know our new members better!
Departmental training is well under way, and we’ve got an amazing and enthusiastic bunch of students and mentors alike this year. Meetings are every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30, unless your department mentor specifies otherwise.
Saturday October 24, ausTIN CANs will be attending Robot Remix, an off-season event where we’ll get an opportunity to meet with other Texas teams. More information is forthcoming, so stay tuned.

Welcome back!

Welcome back to the 2015-2016 year! After the initial meeting on September 17th, it was exciting to see so many familiar faces and so many new ones.
Tuesday, September 28th will be our first Full-Team Meeting. Attendance is mandatory for prospective members. Training and pre-season development is beginning soon, so get ready!
We will be signing up for departments in the coming training season, so if you have not received and filled out an application with a parent, please do so by contacting, then signing up for our newsletter to keep up to date.

Mini Maker Faire 2015!

Hey all, we’ll be at the Mini Maker Faire this year, with some really cool demos. Not only will we have our FRC robot, plus some VEX robots, but we’ll be bringing our NAO fashion models along as well! (picture below for those not yet excited)
You can find us at the Palmer Events center, with a ton of other makers from around Austin, on May 16th to 17th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. There are buttons below to add the event to your calendar if you’d like a reminder.
Aside from robots, you can expect all sorts of technology projects, art, crafts, food, and plenty of hands on interactive exhibits. Go ahead and join the thousands already signed up – we can’t wait to see you there.

Champs and Camps

It’s that time of the year again. We’ve just returned from our first regional competition, in San Antonio, as finalists! After our six-week long build season, plus time spent afterwards working on getting in driver practice, and preparing other competition materials. We’re incredibly excited to have learned so much along the way, and been so successful.
We’re looking forward to our next regional, at Lubbock, and beyond that world championships. Last year’s successful season pre-qualified us for the world championship competition this year. While we’re incredibly excited to attend, it’s an expensive venture, and like last year, we’re looking to the community for help.
If you want to make a difference for the next generation of engineers, scientists, programmers, and roboticists, click the button below to donate. If you have a future engineer, scientist, programmer, or roboticist that you know, follow the other button to learn more about our summer camps program, an awesome way for kids grades 5-12 to get an awesome introduction to the world of robotics.

Launching: Parent’s Night Out

We’re launching a new project, aimed at not just raising money, but also spreading our team’s total reach. Parent’s Night Out, a four-hour camp that gives kids K-6 a chance to take part in some robotics demos, eat pizza, and watch a movie with team members, will kickoff on Friday, December 5th, at Anderson High School.
You can signup now here, and if you have any questions, email us here.