Today at Minds In Motion in Westport, Elm City Robo Sqad held a workshop and taught grade school children how to build build a lighted robot display, wire a circuit and assemble the project. They also learned about electricity, simple circuits, LED’s, how light is transmitted through materials and how the colors of light are added together. They were encouraged to modify and personalize their projects. Our team members,with mentors Mr. Smoker and Ms. Scheetz, also talked about our robotics program, and we demonstrated our skills, and discussed our annual task of designing, building and operating a competitive robot.
Today we celebrated our mentors with surprise appreciation party including a meal prepared by two of our students, and a cake. We gave each mentor a personalized thank you note. We would like to take a moment to also celebrate the sponsors that bring those mentors to us. Thank you to United Illuminating, Yale University, Career High School, Parker Hannifin, Comcast NBCUniversal, United Technologies and Svigals + Partners! And thank so much to all of our mentors because: You Are The Best!
#MakeThingsBetter, #UnitedTech #omgrobots #Parker #BleedPurple558
Elm City Robo Squad members were excited to see all of the different robots competing during Week 2 of competition season! Various innovative designs have inspired the team to take a look at our own robot with fresh eyes, looking for any areas of improvement, After long deliberation, students began making modifications and testing prototypes all while keeping their eyes on the calendar as our next competition looms in the distance.
Following a successful competition, students and mentors were given their first day off in 6 weeks to rest their minds (and voices). The rest of the week was dedicated to analyzing our performance at our first district competition.
After the blood, sweat, and tears (literally) of build season, Elm City Robo Squad participated in Waterbury District Event at Wilby High School. Throughout the adversity and challenges presented by skilled opposing alliances, Elm City Robo Squad managed to rank first at the end of Qualifications and take home the victory after eliminations. We'd like to thank our alliance partners in eliminations, Team 177 Bobcat Robotics and Team 5686 Wirecats for an outstanding performance, as well as all other alliance partners throughout qualifications.
In addition to placing first at the end of the day, Elm City Robo Squad also took home the prestigious Quality Award for our robust build and orderly wiring. Students were also awarded "Purple Hearts" for their efforts (and injuries!) during build season. #BleedPurple558
Again, we'd like to thank all of the mentors, students, and teams that participated in Waterbury Districts. And of course, thanks to all of our sponsors for making this season possible! And a big thank you to Team 3525 Nuts & Bolts of Fury for hosting the event! We had an amazing time seeing everybody's innovative designs for Stronghold.
Team, get ready for Hartford!