Thursday, December 19, 2013

Patriot Engineering Team FLL Tournament Schedule

The Patriot Engineering Team prepares for a warmup exercise on Thursday night, as the team will debut its 'Tornado Tiger' robot at the George H.W. Bush Elementary School, prior to the Christmas program.  

The team will be competing at the Perot Museum sponsored FLL Tournament, to be held at Parish Episcopal School Dallas, on December 21st.    The facility is located 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, 75244, and is just blocks away from the George H.W. Bush Elementary.  The 'Tornado Tigers' team tournament schedule for the day is as follows:

8am - 8:45am      Registration
8:45 - 9:00am      Opening Ceremonies
10:06am               Round, #1   Match#8  - Robot Competition -  Green Table
10:25am               Project Judging   - Project Room #1
10:55am               Robot Design Judging  -   Robot Room #2
11:25am               Core Values Judging   - Core Values Room #1
11:48am               Round #2    Match#22  - Robot Competition -  Green Table
12:00 - 1pm         Lunch 
3:04 pm                Round #3,    Match #47 - Robot Competition  - Blue Table
3:30 pm                Awards and Closing Ceremonies

The event is free admission, with spectator seating in the gymnasium for viewing the robot competition.  Teams will prepare their robots to embark upon various missions, scoring points for successful completion of tasks on an obstacle course.

Come check out the area teams and their robots, and cheer for the 'Tornado Tigers'  !!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Patriot Engineering Team Set to Debut Tornado Tiger Robot

Members of the Patriot Engineering Team, Tornado Tigers squad, are set to debut their robot during the upcoming FIRST Lego League tournament.  The event will be held at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, on Saturday December 21st.  Tournament action begins at 9am, with the Tornado Tigers first match set for 10:30am.  The team will compete in three rounds of robot competition, as well as a Robot Design and FLL Project presentations.  Second and third rounds of robot competition, are scheduled for 1pm and 2:54 pm, for the team.

Patriot Engineering Team prepares the 'Tornado Tiger' robot for FLL Competition

As part of the FLL competition, the team will showcase their 'Tornado Tiger' Storm Helmets.  The team has designed and constructed the storm helmets, for head protection during severe weather situations.

The Patriot Engineering Team plans to perform a demonstration of the Tornado Tiger robot, at the George H.W. Bush Elementary on Thursday evening.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


The Patriot Engineering Team 'Tornado Tigers' will be competing in the Parish Episcopal hosted, FIRST LEGO League Tournament, now rescheduled for December 21st. The event was postponed due to weather. Previous event schedule will remain in place, for the competition brackets.

FLL Tournament schedule for December 21st.

Patriot Engineering Team schedule, for Perot Museum sponsored FLL Tournament at Parish Episcopal School., December 21st.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


The Patriot Engineering Team ' Tornado Tigers' group is preparing for the FIRST LEGO League Tournament competition, to be held this weekend on Saturday, December 7.  The event is coordinated by the Perot Museum, and hosted by the Parish Episcopal School (4101 Sigma Rd, Dallas, Tx 75244).

Area teams will be competing in robotics, project, and core values categories.  The top teams will advance to FLL Regional Competition, to be held in a Spring tournament at Hockaday.  The Patriot Engineering Team enters the tournament as a rookie team, and hopes to learn from the experience.  The 'Tornado Tigers' have prepared their robot, to attempt several missions during the event, while keeping the plan simple.  For the project portion, the team has designed and constructed storm helmets.  The 'Tornado Tiger' Storm Helmets are designed and fabricated to provide head protection during a storm.  The team message will be to prepare for tornadoes, by including a helmet with emergency preparation kits at home.

Lane Duncan works on storm helmet prototypes for Patriot Engineering Team

Lane Duncan applies orange paint, to the PET Storm Helmets

Lane Duncan watching paint dry, at the Duncan Motorsports facility.

Patriot Engineering Team practice

Designing Patriot Engineering Team 'Tornado Tiger' t-shirts.

Assembling Defiant Lights for installation on PET Storm Helmets

Patriot Engineering Team 'Tornado Tiger' Storm Helmet

PET Robot practice