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Power Up Challenge 2018

By on Jan 13, 2018 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

On January 6, cold weather forced the Sharp Team into Sarah Heinz House to view the annual release of the FRC Challenge. Over 30 members watched a retro 8-bit introduction of the philosophy behind the challenge of capturing and controlling the arena with power up cubes. After an introduction by founder Dean Kamen, the live stream from New Hampshire showed the first...

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May Madness 2017

By on Mar 15, 2017 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

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...

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VEX Western PA State Competition 2017

VEX Western PA State Competition 2017

By on Mar 4, 2017 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

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 mentors helped plan, set up, judge, referee, volunteer and take down the...

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2016 VEX Competition at SHH

2016 VEX Competition at SHH

By on Dec 16, 2016 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

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. 50 VEX EDR and IQ teams competed at this day...

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2017 Pittsburgh FRC Workshops

2017 Pittsburgh FRC Workshops

By on Dec 11, 2016 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

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 topics ranging from robot design to fundraising and awards. At the end of the day, team members played...

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Handmade Arcade 2016

Handmade Arcade 2016

By on Dec 3, 2016 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

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. Several of our students drove our frisbee-throwing robot throughout the aisles and answered...

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