Nederland Pirates | FIRST™ Robotics Team 1584

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January 5, 2019

2019 Competition Kick Off!

The Nederland Pirates gathered on Saturday morning to start the 2019 season. The team elected three co-captains for the season, each with an area of focus:

  • Hakan Chunton, Software
  • Cody Martin, Electronics
  • Oliver Vernon, Build

Next was an initial strategy session where the team prioritied 1) Climbing, 2) Hatches, and then 3) Balls. The decision process started with scoring and discussion of timing, but also included the need to have a solid chassis and drive strategy to support the priorities.

A big "Thank You" goes to Nederland Elementary for letting us use their Discovery Lab for the day.

See the video below for information about this year's field, game elements, and other features of the competition.

Destination: Deep Space


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October 18, 2018


A three part workshop to get ready for kickoff this January. Come learn how we make a robot's brain work; programming and coding for autonomous mode.

October 26-28th

Friday: 3:30 to 6:30

Saturday: 3:30 to 6:30

Sunday: noon to 4pm

Where: Nederland Community Library

What you need to bring: A laptop computer / setup instructions will be provided (emailed) before the workshop to get the proper tools installed on your laptop in advance. / Snacks to eat/ Capacity 15 students.

Sign up with Mrs. Lori Ledbetter:
Provide all of these: your name, grade and email & your parent's phone # and email.

FRC Team 1584
Team Contact: Annette Treufeldt-Franck 303-408-4596

October 15, 2018

Join our expedition into the 30th season of FIRST®! Travel to the outer limits of the universe in DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company.

Official Launch Page:

Teaser Video: