In this year’s summer camp, we will be teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to students in grades 5 through 8. This camp will be fully taught and facilitated by our team members. This camp will occur for five days. (June 11 -15, 2018) Each day students will attend from 12 pm until 3 pm. If the student is enrolled at Horizon Science Academy Toledo for the 2018-2019 school year the cost will be free, however, if they are not enrolled it will cost only $15! This is a great deal for a STEAM camp. There will be no lunch provided, but students will have fun with multiple hands-on activities and mini-lessons.
Our team has recently participated in one of the most popular FTC events; “2017 Indiana FIRST Forums”. This event provides a vibrant atmosphere for learning, training, and discussion, and gets everyone geared up for a successful year of FIRST! The event started at 8:00 AM and concluded at 4:00 PM. It was beneficial especially for the rookie teams but our school’s team learned a lot from professional judges of the competition in the Q&A sessions. Our rookie members also gained more knowledge about building, 3D design, fundraising opportunities, and programming. Students also experienced the college life by participating in a college tour for an hour. We also have visited the library and some technology classes at Purdue University. In short, students enjoyed it a lot and our goal for next year is to participate in the event as speakers! Our robotics members would like to spread the word of a STEM to those who are in need and they want to share their experience with those who are new to the FIRST community and to the field of robotics.
Hey, everyone! We are starting a new video series on our youtube channel, called Science with the JAGBOTS. We will be making a new video each week, on a different science demonstration, so we can teach the community about science. Not only are we teaching the community in the series, but we are learning about these topics as well. How we are not the ones doing experiments, we are finding students from the STEM class, that do projects already. After we have run out of students to “Interview” we will do a few experiment ourselves. We hope you will tune in for our first episode with our host Jae-Vhon. The first episode will be titled thermite reactions, we will be learning about these reactions from senior David.
We will be broadcasting on Facebook, the solar eclipse on August 21st. You can join in on our page: facebook.com/ftc6450. We will be working on our new design for our ShoBot, which will be finished by the eclipse. We will use this robot as a tripod to record the Facebook live. Hope you enjoy.
We had a great time at the Ohio State Fair presenting the robot and exploring around. We were able to reach out to about 3,500 people. Even raising a small amount of money in donations to go towards a new 3D printer. We had the chance to meet a small FLL team and an FRC team as well. Afterwards, we had a team picnic which included fishing. Although no fish were caught we still had a great time out there.
Are you building a robot and you have run out of bronze bushing? Don’t be afraid we can help you fix that!
- Do you know what a bronze bushing is?
- Yes, move onto step 2.
- No, A bronze bushing is used to remove the gap between an axle and a channel, when you are trying to use axles. This is what they look like:
You were just building your robot and you ran out of axle hubs! This is a big problem. Follow the steps below to fix this.
- Do you know what an axle hub is?
- Yes, move onto step 2.
- No, Axle hubs allow you to mount other items such as gears straight to an axle. This is what they look like:
So, rookie teams you want to become a good builder? Well just read this and you will become a better builder in no time. Here are a few tips to build:
- Make sure you and the other builders get along so you can work better.
- Ask for help from the other builders so you make sure you are doing what you need to do, also ask if the others need help when you are done with your part.
- Work together, the more you work together, the faster you get done.
Now those are just a few tips, I really hope this helps!