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Our Social Activities 2016

San Diego Regional Middle School Field Trip

On March 4th, 2016, our team funded for over 50 kids from Innovation Middle School and the Creative and Performing Media Arts Middle School to attend the San Diego Regional. We showed the children around the Del Mar arena to demonstrate what their future will look like when going into FIRST Robotics. Many kids enjoyed the event and are very interested in attending Madison High School to join the Devil Duckies.

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Our Social Activities 2015

iPledge Mentoring

On January 28, 2015 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, six Devil Duckies participated in the Week of Kindness at Madison High School. During the day the members of the team took part in the Kindness Challenge with kids from Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School.

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Hot Chocolate Race Expo

On March 21, 2015 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, ten Devil Duckies members helped prepare for race happening the next day’s event by filling mugs with various treats for runners to enjoy after finishing the race.

Hot Chocolate 15k Race

On march 22, 2015 from 5:00 am to 11:00 am, six Devil Duckie members helped run the fondue tent at the Hot Chocolate 15k. When running the tent they helped assemble cups that were handed out to the racers.

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Our Social Activities 2014

San Diego River Park Foundation Garden

On January 23, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, five Devil Duckies went to the San Diego River Park Foundation Garden to maintain and clean the garden of native plants. We replenished the much of native plants while also learning about these plants and local animals that use these plants to live. This is a way for us to help our community and the native plants and animals that live there

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Texting and Driving Campaign

On February 7, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, four Devil Duckies set up and held a texting and driving campaign called “Stop the Texts Stop the Wrecks” at our school, Madison High School. During lunch we had students and staff members place their thumbprints on a banner to pledge not to text and drive. We also made a PSA to show during our school’s weekly broadcast.

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FTC Setup

On February 14, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, five Devil Duckies setup the gym at Madison High School for the FTC Championship to be held the next day at our school. We laid down VEX tiles for the floor, and set up practice and match fields.

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FTC Championships

On February 15, 2014 from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, fifteen Devil Duckies hosted and volunteered at the FTC Championships at Madison High School. We did various jobs including resetting and running fields, registration, pit admin, queuing, and software inspection.

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Feeding America Food Sorting

On February 22, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, eight Devil Duckies went to the Feeding America San Diego sorting warehouse to sort through food donated by local stores. We helped get food to families and kids in need by sorting it into acceptable and unacceptable piles.

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Hot Chocolate 15k Race

On March 23, 2014 from 5:45 am to 11:30 am, six devil duckies volunteered at Hot Chocolate 15k Race in Downtown San Diego. We helped hand out mugs and hot chocolate to runners once they finished running the race.

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 Horizon Youth Program Demonstration

On June 26, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, three Devil Duckies members went to Horizon Youth Program summer camps to demonstrate our Aerial Assist 2014 robot. While there they played a relay game with the campers, racing against time. The members told kids about F.I.R.S.T., our team, and how they can get involved.

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Our Social Activities 2013

Fast Times 5K Race

On April, 2013 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, six Devil Duckies went to the Fast Times 5K Race in Mission Bay. We cheered on the runners and walkers and also helped to deter the spectators so they weren’t in the participants’ way. This is a way for us to help out our local schools in the community.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

On June 2, 2013 from 4:00 am to 10:00 am, seven Devil Duckies went to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Downtown San Diego. At this event we first helped guide people onto shuttles to take them to the starting line of the race. Then we were assigned to gear check where we gave the runners their stuff that they had stored for the duration of their race. This is a way to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Horizon Youth Program Demonstration

On July 17, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, four Devil Duckies went to Horizon Elementary to demonstrate our robot, “Ultimate Assent” to the campers of the Inventors camp. The young campers built a goal out of a hula-hoop, duct tape, a plastic tub, and sand for us to shoot the frisbees into. We presented about our team, F.I.R.S.T., and how they could start their own FLL team at their school.

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TriRock Triathlon

On September 21, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm, three Devil Duckies went to the TriRock Triathlon in Downtown San Diego. We helped handout race registration packets the participants and answered any questions they may have had about the race the next day. This was a way to help the Crohn’s & Coltis Foundation of America and other foundations involved in this race. On September 22,2013 from 5:30 am to 11:30 am, four Devil Duckies went to the TriRock Triathlon in Downtown San Diego. We helped guide the participants in and out of the transition areas. We also helped to keep spectators out of the way so they would not get hurt. This was a way to help the Crohn’s & Coltis Foundation of America and other foundations involved in this race.trirock-triathlon

 Lindbergh Schweitcher Carnival

On October 19, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, ten Devil Duckies went to the Lindbergh Schweitcher Elementary Carnival. We brought our Ultimate Assent robot to demonstrate to the spectators of the carnival. The children came up and asked questions about the robot and caught frisbees thrown by our robot. this was a way to teach kids about F.I.R.S.T. and the FLL program that is offered at their school.lindbergh-schweitzer-carnival-image

The Making of iMiddle

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The Devil Duckling Competition team at the 2009 FTC regional event.

Devil Duckling helps fix the robot at the 2009 FTC regionale went.

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Innovation Middle School (iMiddle)

The Devil Duckies presented to their school board to convince them to change their struggling local “feeder” middle school into a science and technology based school. Their campaign was successful, and in 2008 iMiddle School opened.

The Devil Duckies were able to cover start-up funds for an FTC team at Middle, and the newly formed team 3330 opted to name themselves “The Devil Ducklings”. Team 1266 mentored the Ducklings throughout the year, touring them through our campus lab, visiting their school to help with building and programming, and hosted them as they worked on their robot in our engineering classroom during the FRC 72-hour Robot Expo at Madison High.

Devil Duckies Team helps Devil Ducklings make buttons, for their new robotics team

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