Today we volunteered at a local museum called the works. Today was their “Robotics Day”, and we were volunteering in the room that High Tech Kids had. We demoed our robot, along with Height Differential, allowing kids to drive it off the field, and showing them our missions on the field, especially the climber mission. Young kids loved being able to place the climbers in the robot and then see them dropped into the safety zone. We also talked with a variety of people about what being in a FIRST program involves, specifically some adults that were interested in starting FTC programs in their schools and some kids that may be interested in the future. We also spoke with the coach of Height Differential about our goals of learning CAD this season. One FLL team was there, the Diamonds, and some of us also spoke to them about the option of FTC and encouraged them to join it after their FLL careers are over.
Today we toured Boston Scientific, a company with locations in the Minneapolis area, that produces medical devices. It was an incredible experience, due to the fact that something that we want to do more of is to connect with our local engineering community. Many of us are interested in engineering careers in the future possibly, and it was great to be in a location where we can learn more about options that we could have in our futures. While we were there we looked at many aspects of the production of medical devices, including inspection, production, design, material testing, and more. This truly helped us to learn that there is no such thing as one kind of engineering, and that being an engineer can mean a lot of things.
This blog covers details about our outreach events and other events that are important to our team, and our season.
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