Robotics Weeks 2


The birds are back at it again with another egg-citing week in the nest. Team 1671 has had their fair share of challenges this week: finalizing robot designs, hosting our annual G.E.M.S. workshop, and building this year’s field elements! 


G.E.M.S. (Girls and Guys in Engineering, Math, and Science). This year, G.E.M.S. had 20+ participants, ranging from 5th grade to 8th grade, ready to learn more about STEM! On the first day of the program, our CAD members, Max Cornelius and Noah Finkiewicz, taught the kids the basics of OnShape, walking them through the process of designing a 2” by 1” tube. with this newfound knowledge, G.E.M.S. participants began designing their cornhole on the second day. On the third day of the program, the participants were split into two groups – held in fabrication and half in programming. Our Fabrication subgroup went over safety rules around the shop and began turning their cornhole designs into reality. Meanwhile, Luke Phimphisane went over the basics of programming, connecting it to art.



 Besides hosting G.E.M.S, the IR subgroups have continued  answering Impact executive questions and applying for   grants. The media team has been documenting the team’s  journey through photos and working on the Bird’s Eye View,  a detailed glimpse into the progress of our team which is  shared on Instagram.  


The fabrication subgroup has been working extra hard, building game elements, prototyping robot intakes, and organizing the shop, while the CAD subgroup has finalized this year’s robot concept design, developing a 3D model. The electronics subgroups have continued to help fabrication to prepare for building the robot. Our programmers have been working on limelight code as well as a brand new scouting app alongside the strategy subgroup. We love our ST subgroups for their dedication and productivity!


As a bonding activity, the ST groups built a basketball hoop to have some fun because we are one! The birds are preparing for flight!

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