TNT280 Robotics

Ready for the "Big Bang!" Competition?

  • When - July 7th & 8th (Pit setup optional on the afternoon of the 6th)
  • Where - Taylor Sportsplex, 13333 Telegraph Road,  Taylor, MI 48180
  • Get the registration sheet here.

Getting Pied! 

As a part of TnT 280's Relay for Life booth, the students volunteer to be pied in the face for the mere donation of $5.  A more sizable donation was made in order to pie Mr. Horth in the face but due to the event being called due to weather it was decided that Mrs. Lancina would be the one to give Mr. Horth his whipped cream facial while the robotics students cheered (and filmed of course) on Tuesday at the Career Center.  The video was taken in slow motion for effect.

(Due to district network security, the video is not available to certain viewers when connected to the Taylor.School District network.)


Congrats Team!

Congratulations to Taylor’s robotics team, TnT 280. The team has done an excellent job during this year's competition season, winning the district Chairman's Award and being named as Alliance Captains at both of their district events. The team traveled to St. Louis to attend the FRC Championship event at the end of April to compete against 600 other teams from countries all over the world. What is FRC? FRC stands for FIRST robotics competition, which is the high school version of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) program. FRC asks students build a robot in six weeks that does a certain task. This year, the robot is required to play a game called Recycle Rush. In the game, the robot must stack totes and place a recycling bin on top of the stack, they can also put a pool noodle inside of the recycling bin for more points. Great Job Team TnT 280!.


TNT Robotics Trophy Case_version 2.0

Here is a picture of our newly decorated trophy case located near the entrance of the Career Center.  This trophy case was redesigned and lined with bright aluminum diamond plate. The diamond plate and the TnT logo were all cut using our revamped CNC plasma cutting machine. The CNC plasma cutting machine was retrofit with all new controls, motors and software at a cost of $36,000.00. The funds to allow this upgrade of a 17 year old machine were provided by a grant written by Jaqueline Lancina, the Principal at the Taylor Career & Technical Center. The abilities of the now new CNC machine are endless and will be utilized by welding and fabricatiion students as well as the TnT 280 robotics team.

Team Tnt280 - Taylor's robotics team

More info to come about the Robotics Team.  Check out the pictures  from the Southfield competion.