Aspire to Inspire- Next Generation
Last year, our team participated in a Legislative Event at the Museum of Natural History to support the passing of a bill giving robotics programs in schools the same privileges as sports and band programs, specifically:
Equal funding from schools for all FRC teams
Equal pay for teacher mentors who stay after school
Funding for FRC related field trips
Our team created and utilizes a Tech Corner at Millbrook, which includes a CAD system, VR System, and 3D Printer available to us as well as Millbrook students for various usage. The CAD System greatly helped the virtual creation of the robot and was the first time our team was able to do something like that. We were able to use our VR System to view the virtual game field the FIRST graciously provided us with and created multiple strategic outlines from our game strategy team. Utilizing 3D printers has greatly aided in creating prototypes and robot parts.
Our team created and utilizes a Teach Corner at Millbrook, which consists of a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) System, a Virtual Reality (VR) System, and a 3D Printer for us and the rest of the school to use. The CAD system greatly helped the virtual creation of our robot, which was a
Girl Scouts Troop 4500
We brought in the Girl Scout troop of the sister of one our members to demonstrate to them some of the principles of robotics and help them get their robotics-related badges. We split them into groups and guided them through worksheets that taught them about the way computers think. After that, the groups were each given a simple robotics kit and helped them with the instructions because many of them were too young to understand them independently. At the end of the session, we demonstrated our robot from the previous season and gave them the chance to attempt to drive with a speed limiter installed for safety.