Mecha Makos VEX Season Wrap Up

As the VEX season comes to an end, it’s time to commemorate our Makos’ year of accomplishments and hard work. With in person competitions remaining unavailable due to the pandemic, our teams have been working tirelessly, tweaking autonomous programs and practicing driver runs in an attempt to reach state-qualifying rankings. From our team meetings limited to Zoom for much of … Read More

VEX Season Updates

We’ve all wondered about the VEX Robotics organization’s plans for the season, especially considering that we’re not yet physically back in school. This past week we tuned into the VEX webinar and got some answers. While students are back together in some states, Florida is among the states where it is not yet safe to do so. Since VEX is … Read More

Looking forward to when our Makos can reunite!

Mecha Makos High School Robotics Team

It has definitely been a crazy summer but nothing can keep our Mecha Makos down!  Our students are getting ready to head back to school, at least virtually for now, but our robotics teams haven’t missed a beat over the summer and are more prepared for the competition season than ever.  They have elected their officers and captains, they’re well … Read More

REC Foundation & VEX Robotics Town Hall

VEX VRC Change Up

On July 1st, the REC Foundation and VEX Robotics held a town hall meeting to answer questions from the over 800 people in attendance.  VEX is a growing, global organization with over 28,000 registered teams last year.  Overall, despite the challenges COVID places on any organized events, the organization is planning to move forward with competitions this year, even though … Read More

How We’re Staying Connected During the Pandemic

As the 2020 robotics season came to a close with an unexpected turn of events, our teams missed out on the final experiences of the year they often look forward to. For two of our VEX teams, it meant missing the last exhibition at the annual Youth Fair. For our MATE team, it meant the cancellation of the only regional … Read More

Boston Trip To MIT & Harvard

Boston Trip to MIT and Harvard

Twenty one MAST Academy students participated in a week long Engineering Enrichment field trip of Boston from February 2, 2020 til February 8, 2020. The purpose of the trip was to expose, excite and motivate the students to seek careers in various engineering disciplines. Additionally, the trip allow students to meet experts and participate in engineering workshops.   Inspire Students … Read More

It’s Poinsettia Time!

Help Support Our Robotics Team! Poinsettias are now on sale and 100% of all profits support our Mecha Makos Robotics Team. 8″ Plants @$14 or 10 for $130 6 1/2″ Plants @ $8 or 10 for $75 Pickup a flyer at the main office, the boat or the PTSA shop. DEADLINE FOR PRE-ORDERS DEC 6, 2019 TO PAY BY CASH OR CHECK:  DROP … Read More

Fundraiser on Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne Fundraiser

Our Mecha Makos Robotics team took part in a fundraising event on Key Biscayne today, selling swimming Hex Bots (which by the way make great stocking stuffers and will be available curbside the week of Dec 9th).  The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the beautiful grounds of Crossbridge Church.