WHO: Tech Ninja Team is for kids in 7th-12th grade from across the south suburbs of Chicago. We have team members from HF High School, Parker Junior High, and Infant Jesus of Prague. Tech Ninja Team has been competing since 2015. Organizational sponsors include Homewood Science Center and Schneider Electric. Many individuals have made generous contributions to our team as well. Meet our coaches: Mark Matthews, Cameron Nelson, Rick Uecker, and Dan Beezie. Parents are always welcome to volunteer!

WHAT: Tech Ninja Team is the HF Robotics competition team. We participate in the robotics league FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Every year, we are up against a new challenge on the field. We work together to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge with other teams participating in FTC.

When we are not in competition season, we fundraise at community events and volunteer our time and talents at Homewood Science Center's PopUp SCIENCE. 


WHEN: The competition season runs August - February. Tech Ninja Team practices are usually Friday and Sunday evenings. We tend to add additional days of practice as the competition approaches. Competitions are held on the weekend. Contact info@hfrobots.com for more information.

WHERE: Practices are held at Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway in Homewood, IL. Competitions are held at various locations, TBD. 

HOW: If you would like more information or are interested in joining or sponsoring Tech Ninja Team,

please fill out this form.

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WHO: HF Robotics FLL team participates in the robotics league FIRST LEGO League. This group is for kids in grades 4-8.  We have been competing since 2014. Sponsors include Homewood Science Center and the many generous individuals who have provided us monetary and in-kind donations. Our team coaches are: Michelle Nelson, Cameron Nelson, Jen McIntyre, and Joe Robertson. Many parents volunteer their time. Parents are always welcome to join us for practice and competition.  

WHAT: The FIRST Lego League challenges our team to research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and we must come up with a solution. We also design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, and compete on a table-top playing field.

When we are not in competition season, we fundraise at community events and volunteer our time and talents at Homewood Science Center's PopUp SCIENCE. 


WHEN: The competition season runs August - December. The HF Robotics FLL team practices are usually Friday and Sunday afternoon/evenings. We tend to add additional days of practice as the competition approaches. One final competition is held on a weekend in December, TBD. Contact info@hfrobots.com for more information.

WHERE: Practices are held at Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway in Homewood, IL.

HOW: If you would like more information or are interested in joining or sponsoring HF Robotics FLL team, please fill out this form.

 

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