Hey everyone! If you haven’t heard already, the Girls of Steel are having a fundraiser at Assemble on November 10th. We will have a variety of activities for people of all ages. It’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope to see everyone th...
Our preseason meeting for tomorrow (Tuesday, October 30, 2012) is CANCELLED due to inclement weather. Stay in contact with your leaders about any specialized meetings occurring later in the week; otherwise, see you next Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 4:30-8:30pm. ***Please note that our preseason will now last through December 11.continue reading →
Our preseason meeting for tomorrow (Tuesday, October 30, 2012) is CANCELLED due to inclement weather. Stay in contact with your leaders about any specialized meetings occurring later in the week; otherwise, see you next Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 4:30-...
On Friday, October 26th four Girls of Steel are traveling to Canada to present a workshop at the 2012 SWAT Symposium at St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School for girls in Oakville Ontarioteam, team 771.
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The Girls of Steel (3504) will be holding an FIRST Lego League scrimmage on October 27th at the Ellis Armory! Oh boy!
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It’s week 2 and the girls are already getting their hands dirty in the machine shop! There is a lot of new things to learn in all areas of the team. This week we focused on programming, CAD, electronics, and the machine shop.
We had our first meeting yesterday night, at CMU. It was very exciting and we got to meet all the new girls! This officially marks the beginning of the Girls of Steel Preseason!! YAY!
Having a bunch of fun at the Mini-Maker Faire! Come visit us from 10 to 4 at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh!
The Girls of Steel, along with many others, will be attending the Mini Maker Fair in Pittsburgh on September 22nd! Stop by to see all the cool things the fair will have to offer: http://pghmakerfaire.com/2012/09/13/meet-the-makers-robots-monsters/
There will be a GoS bake-sale taking place tomorrow (Saturday, September 7) from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM. The sale will be on the “cut” at CMU. Please come support us!
We're in Newton this year! Hope to see you all there!continue reading →
Everything is ready and packed and we'll be shipping Watson tomorrow! St Louis in 14 days! WOOO!continue reading →
This past weekend was definitely a good one! With finally getting past inspection and fixing a few problems, we got Watson exactly where we want him. We did excellent in qualification rounds but were not picked for eliminations, BUT we received the innovation in control award! Thanks to all the parents and mentors who made this trip possible. We'll be spending the next few weeks preparing for St Louis, see you all there!continue reading →
FIVE Days until CINCI! And we are so excited! Between bagging up the tools and organizing the e-lab there just seems like too much to do! The highbay (or what I have lovingly dubbed the "hive"bay) is full of girls buzzing this way and that, fulfilling their tasks, and then going back to the list to get another one. It feels like build season all over again! But the part I think I like most is how even the busiest bee still has time to stop and smile and help me write this blog post! Even…continue reading →
Congratulations girls on winning the Engineering Inspiration Award at the Pittsburgh Regional! St Louis here we come! Check out our album of pictures from the Pittsburgh Regional here! continue reading →
Congratulations to 3504 mentors George Kantor, Dr. Terry Richards, and Mr. Young for the honor of volunteers of the year! We are so proud of you and we thank you for all you do for our team. Also, congratulations to the GoS website team for putting together such an awesome website and winning the website excellence award! continue reading →
The Girls of Steel and Watson are geared and ready to go for the FIRST Pittsburgh Regional that starts this Thursday, March 8th. Playing Rebound Rumble, we can't wait to compete, meet, and help out all the other awesome FIRST teams attending. This year their is an astounding 11 rookie teams competing and two of them are mentored by the Girls of Steel. We are also happy to say that the other rookie team we mentor from Texas, Team #3999, has just won the Rookie All Star award at the Alamo Regional. We can't wait to see our hard work…continue reading →
The Girls of Steel Robotics practice field has a new location in the Catalyst Building in Lawrenceville (corner of 41st and Foster St., http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.470804,-79.962739&num=1&t=h&z=18). This weekend the practice field will be open from Noon to 4 on Saturday 3/3/12. Please bring signed release forms ( Adult release | Minor release ) when you come to the practice field.continue reading →
Watson was bagged yesterday night at 11:59, not to be touched until our first regional in Pittsburgh. Lots of work was going on before we got him ready to go, good job Girls! And good luck to all of the other FRC teams out there!continue reading →
Thank you to all teams and friends who attended the Girls of Steel (FIRST Team 3504)Week Zero Competition at the Ellis Armory Robotics Practice Field. It was terrific to see the Sewickley Academy Panthers (FIRST Team 2428), Gateway Quasics Robotics (FIRST Team 2656), 4H Incognito Robotics (FIRST Team 3962), Franklin Regional FRobotics (FIRST Team 4150), and the Central Vikings (FIRSTTeam 2641). We would like to offer a special thank you to FRobotics for the sound system today.continue reading →
The Girls of Steel will be hosting a Pittsburgh area Week Zero practice competition event this Saturday, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. This mini-competition will be officiated by Pittsburgh Regional referees and we'll have awesome music! Collaboration between teams to finish our robots is highly encouraged and this is a fantastic opportunity for your drive team to get crucial practice in competition-like environment. PLEASE RSVP BY 6:00pm TONIGHT. To RSVP, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your team plans on coming. We hope to see you there!continue reading →
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Girls of Steel will be hosting a Pittsburgh area Week Zero practice competition event. This mini-competition will be officiated by Pittsburgh Regional referees. Collaboration between teams to finish our robots is highly encouraged. We hope to see you there! What: Pittsburgh Week Zero practice competition Where: FIRST Team 3504 Girls of Steel Practice Field, The Ellis Armory, address here. When: Saturday, February 18th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm Why: To offer area teams the opportunity to try their robots out under competition conditions and to give teams a chance to help others get their robots finished and ready for…continue reading →