2019-2020 Season

2019-2020 SEASON


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Cancelled due to Covid

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Regional Championship: 2/29/20
  • 1st Place Inspire Award
  • Finalist Alliance
  • Motivate Award Runner-Up
  • Innovate Award Runner-Up
  • Promote Award Winner
  • Advancement to the Houston FIRST World Championship
Northshore Qualifier 4: 2/1/20
  • 1st Place Inspire Award
  • Winning Alliance Captain
Hammond Qualifier 3: 1/25/20
  • 1st Place Think Award
  • Finalist Alliance
  • Inspire Award Runner-Up
  • Connect Award - 3rd place
  • Innovate Award - 3rd place
  • Motivate Award - 3rd place
Destrehan Qualifier 2: 11/9/19
  • 1st Place Connect Award
  • 3rd Place Alliance Captain
Season Highlights
Our Robot "Luke Skystone"

This season we were lucky enough to be able to build a second drivetrain. This allowed us to continue to have drive practice, compete in qualifiers and refine coding all while we developed our lift system on a second drivetrain. Our initial robot is named Darth Matter and our final robot is named Luke Skystone.


Custom 6 Wheel Drop Center chosen for its maneuverability and smooth turning.

Gripper Intake

Has one stationary side and one side attached to a servo that rotates and opens and closes the gripper. Gripper hangs from a shaft in bearings which keeps it level with the ground as it turns.

Lift & Pivot

xrail lift system and pivot arm allows us to intake from one side and place from the other minimizing turning. Our goal was to make a good feeder bot and stacking bot to compliment alliance partners.


“L” shaped latches built from beams connected at a 90º angle. Mounted in servo blocks, attached at front of robot, each powered by a servo to rotate latches up and down to grab foundation for movement.


Capstone designed with opening to allow it to sit on the skystone in multiple directions. Shaped like a skystone for handling just as a block.


Community Outreach helps build enthusiasm and support for FIRST and for STEM fields. The vision that drives FIRST is a goal to “transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” -Dean Kamen, Founder

  • Northshore STEM Cafe Demo - Bogalusa 12/14/19
  • STEM Quest Demo 11/16/19
  • Mentor Presentation 10/31/19
  • Saints STEM Fest Demo 10/19/19
  • Mandeville Night Out Against Crime Demo 10/15/19
  • Hosted Scrimmage - Pelican Park 10/12/19
  • Covington White Linen Night Demo 8/17/19
  • First Lego League Mentor Session 2/4/20
  • Keep Mandeville Beautiful 9/14/19
  • Slidell Ladies for Liberty Packing Day and donation drive 10/2019
  • 3rd Annual Festival DeRobotique at the State Capitol 5/21/19

Dark Matter
Community Team

FTC TEAM #14374

St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. We’re not just building robots, we’re building our future.

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