Early Promotion. Our newly found team first got a taste of robotics on March 26, 2001. Our teacher, Mrs. Martaindale, who had just moved here that year, was formerly from Gunter, Texas where they have a big robotics program. .
Our newly found team first got a taste of robotics on March 26, 2001. Our teacher, Mrs. Martaindale, who had just moved here that year, was formerly from Gunter, Texas where they have a big robotics program.
The Gunter robotics team came and did a demonstration on basically what robotics is. From that we would decide how our school would go about putting together a program for robotics.
for a Demo
The Gunter team brought their robots that day & a makeshift playing field to play on. The let us have hands on experience driving the robot. They showed us everything that robotics is about from the spirit that is involved to the parts used on the complicated robot. The experienced robotics team also gave us ideas for names of our team, of our robot, and even our team shirts. That was the day that we decided to found the first robotics team in Port Aransas school history.
Hosted by St. Mary’s University
San Antonio, TX
We would like to begin by thanking our sponsors Pizzaria, Beach Picnic and Kiwanis. Also parents made us cookies. We did not go hungry and our shirts look great. – Thanks!
Our website was design to allow access to the public about our robotics activities. It has links to our members, photo album, and other information on Island Robotics.
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OUR Robotics’ logo
The Port Aransas logo stands for many things.
Double Edge Sword = Competition
Bird = Friendship and Fair Play
Gear = Mechanics
Shell = The Island.
Hunter Grant & James Cantu
Steve Martindale is a freelance writer and has been for nine years. He also has 18 years of experience in the newspaper business.
Maggie who is from Parks and Recreation has worked hard with our documentation process. She also works with the Latch Key program at PAISD.
Marc Teller worked for PAHS for many years. In June of this year, he began working for the University as an AC Tech.
All Port A Robotics Day
Robotics Day was held on September 22, 2001 from 10a.m. to 12p.m. In planning Robotics Day, we printed up flyers and posted them around the city inviting everyone to join us. We wanted to let the town know what Robotics is all about.
Denny shows kids how his model works!
As well as HS and Middle School students, about 20 people joined us. We passed out business cards, so that they would remember us and visit our website.
Some community members gave us ideas on how to put the robot together. Having more knowledge, we are more prepared to build.
Although it was a rainy Saturday, we still managed to have fun and play with remote control trucks and motorcycles outside of our construction shop.
There are 5 Corpus Christi High Schools. We would like to visit each one and encourage them to generate a robotics team. This would help us in accomplishing our second goal for the future. We want to begin a hub in the Corpus Christi / South Texas area.
Starting a hub in
2. Mr. Rouse, our superintendent, began the robotics program at TX A&M-College Station. His contacts can provide additional needed information.
Mr. Rouse interviewed by James Cantu
3. Sponsors might include:
Acker Marine Coastal Bend Tech Prep
Koch IndustriesCentral Power & Light
4. A logistics committee must be created.
5. Students will need to be organized to sell refreshments and help set up for events.
Our third goal includes Marc Teller, a supervisor for the Port Aransas BEST team. He wants to extend Robotics into
the springtime. Mr. Teller would like to teach us more about robots. Instead of working on radio control robots, he would like to teach us how to program one. You could program it to do different things such as go toward a light or go away from a light. We would program all this information onto a chip and place it in the robot. This would give us a chance to learn more about engineering, science, and technology.
Port Aransas South Jetty Articles
Will Ragan – “Remote-control enthusiast
invited to share ideas Saturday”
“PAHS robotics team assigned anti-nuclear meltdown project”
Tessa McKeever - “PAHS Island Robotics team, community share time, ideas”.
“Island Robotics Does BEST to Compete” - Will Ragan.
May 17th’s edition, “Robotics coming to PAHS” was written by Leah Martaindale.
“Robotics Team explains BEST
to Port Aransas” published on
March 29, 2001
The Gunter’s Gazette published an article named “Gunter’s Robotics on the Road”. This article was to announce their visit here at Port Aransas High School.
The Splash, Port Aransas’s High School’s newspaper, proudly displayed an article about our new program. “Construction stage begins on new robotics team” written by Will Ragan ran in September’s edition and is as follows.