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May Madness 2017

This year’s May Madness is out! If you don’t know what May Madness is, it is an event run by SHARP and is held in the Sarah Heinz House gym every year to promote robotics. It focuses on creativity, learning, and having fun! The main event this year is Mice Escape, where each team’s robot must help the mice escape. Three more challenges will be held during May Madness. These include the Robot Parade, the Grand Challenge, and the new Bio-Bot Show Off. We look forward to seeing each team enjoying our annual May Madness event this year! More info can be found on the May Madness page here – http://sharprobotics.plumnailsandspa.com/may-madness/

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VEX Western PA State Competition 2017

WHEN: March 4, 2017 WHERE: Sarah Heinz House Number of People: 300 Description: SHARP hosted the 2017 Western Pennsylvania VEX State Competition. 24 VEX EDR teams and 12 VEX IQ teams came to compete for the chance to attend the World Championship. Team members and...

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2016 VEX Competition at SHH

WHEN: December 16, 2016 WHERE: Sarah Heinz House Number of People: 650 Description: SHARP hosted a VEX competition at Sarah Heinz House. We’ve been running this event for a number of years. Team members helped at the event setting up, judging, queueing and refereeing....

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2017 Pittsburgh FRC Workshops

WHEN: December 11, 2016 WHERE: Sarah Heinz House Number of People: 150 Description: SHARP members planned, organized and ran the 2017 Pittsburgh FRC Workshops. Team members and mentors from 5 local teams and employees from 3 local businesses gave presentations on...

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Handmade Arcade 2016

WHEN: December 3, 2016 WHERE: Pittsburgh Convention Center Number of People: 600 Description: We had a table in the kids section where kids and their parents could use gears, sprockets, metal, chain, LEGOs, and other robot parts to stamp cards, pictures and gift tags....

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LEGO Competition 2016

WHEN: November 18, 2016 WHERE: Sarah  Heinz House Number of People: 200 Description: SHARP team members refereed the event. LEGO teams from all over the Pittsburgh area participated in this competition. SHARP team members also volunteered at the Western PA FLL...

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National STEAM Day Party 2016

WHEN: November 8, 2016 WHERE: Sarah Heinz House Number of People: 30 Description: SHARP hosted a party for members of Sarah Heinz House. We built balloon powered cars with LEGOs, balloons and other craft supplies. We decorated “What I Like About STEAM” posters and...

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SHH Club 2016

WHEN: October 31, 2016-November 5, 2016 WHERE: Sarah Heinz House Number of People: 210 Description: Each day, we met with a different age and gender. The high schoolers had an engineering olympics. The 7th &8th graders made rockets. The 5th and 6th graders made...

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Pumpkin Chunkin 2016

WHEN: October 22, 2016 WHERE: Hartwood Acres Number of People: 150 Description: SHARP ran this event. We shot pumpkins across a field using a large trebuchet. We also had mini catapults for kids to use and made take home catapults out of popsicle...

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Thermo Fisher Kick Off Event 2016

WHEN: October 20, 2016 WHERE: Sarah Heinz House Number of People: 150 Description: SHARP partnered with ThermoFisher Scientific for an evening of STEM activities for the members of Sarah Heinz House. We made slime, built towers and made cotton candy. Participants were...

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