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

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