Saturday, February 4, 2017

Today was a great day for two of our FLL teams, The Tough Cookies and The Crazy Cookies. Both teams advanced to University of Penn for Regionals and both did very well! The Tough Cookies won the 2nd place Teamwork award and we all couldn't be more proud. Check out some photos from today. Congrats to our cookies. These cookies don't crumble!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Tin Men Interest Meeting!

So our last blog post introduced the Tin Men and now we are having an interest meeting this coming Thursday, March 3rd!  So gather your friends and neighbors and classmates and head over to our shop in Broomall at 7pm on the 3rd to learn what you need to know about our FRC team for boys starting for the 2017 season.

Have questions?  Email us at or just show up on Thursday.

Check out what FRC is all about.  See you then!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

For everyone asking about a boy's community robotics team...
Guess what?
We have it for you!
 We are officially announcing today that we will begin interest sign ups for a 2017 rookie FRC team. This will be an all boys community team. THE TIN MEN!!!!!
This is being done so interested students, parents and mentors will have the opportunity to come out and visit the Tin Mints in action and to see first hand what First Robotics Competition is all about.
This is for grades 8-12
Email us at for more info

Saturday, January 30, 2016

January 30th, 2016

Today, our patrol has laid to rest a loving and caring person. Robert Bendell was the father of one of our FLL kids and a mentor to the teams. He was an important part of our program, as well as a firefighter and a major part of the community, and he will forever be in our hearts and in our minds. Ten percent of the funds raised  at the Delco Robotics Beef and Beer fundraiser this coming weekend will be donated to his son Tyler's education fund.
Our thoughts and prayers will be going out to his family.
With Love,
The Tin Mints

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Practice! Practice! Practice!

In preparation for the new 2016 season, our new members are working on building a demo bot to learn how to build a robot to experience a little of what it is like during Build Season.
Go Tin Mints!

Monday, June 8, 2015

We Moved!

Last weekend we moved out of the Granite Run Mall into our new space in Marple. We are very excited to renovate the space! There is a lot of work to be done in the coming months, but we can't wait until it is ready for our teams!

Monday, April 27, 2015

World Championship in St. Louis

After winning the Queen City Regional with Team Titanium and the Pink Team, we qualified for the World Championship. Most of the team flew, while some took the thirteen-hour drive. On Wednesday, we went to the Innovation Fair, where we talked with a lot of FIRST sponsors, received giveaways and saw demonstrations. We then had to set up the pit (Shoutout to MOE for transporting some of our stuff). On Thursday, the qualification matches began (Newton Division!), and our rank fluctuated throughout the day, though our robot performed consistently. During our lunch break, some went back to the Innovation Fair and others went to Scholarship Row and tried liquid nitrogen graham crackers. That night was opening ceremonies, and several inspirational speakers announced the Dean's List winners - congrats to those who won! Roboprom was also that night and thanks to Team 399 for a great first Roboprom!
On Friday, we played more qualification matches and our final rank was 60th. We met a lot of people from other teams, "sealed" some pits, and just overall had a great time. Saturday morning was the awards ceremony and alliance selection, and though we were not picked, we had fun the playoff matches. After the playoffs, Einstein was played on two separate playing fields, and Teams 118, 1678, 1671, and 5012 from Newton won! Closing Ceremonies consisted of Chairman's being awarded to Team 597, and Dean Kamen speaking (Note: Dean's Homework is to spread FIRST faster). The night went out with a bang with DJ Andy Caldwell, Christina Grimmie, and Boys Like Girls who were all fantastic. We had the best time and hope that we will come back next year!
Finally, thank you to everyone who made it possible to go to Worlds. Without your help, we would not have been able to experience something that for some people may be a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you!