Robotics Camp for Kids Over the summer, our robotics team built a robotics camp for 11 kids through 5th to 8th graders. This is a combined project for 2827 and 3587 (our sister team). We met everyday from 12:00 pm to 3:00pm for a week. With robotics team members volunteering, including Daniel, Eli, Scott, Ken, Alice, Will, and Prince, three groups of kids all came up with their unique FTC robots. They also explored skills such as using OnShape, Laser Cutter, and 3D printer.
At Trinity, robotics teams are for 10th-12th grade students. However, this year we have two extraordinary freshmen who have enough preparation for robotics joining us on Saturday practices. They learned multiple aspects of robotics during this season and are ready to officially be a robotics member next year. Our mission for allowing them to join practices is that we want to trigger their excitement for robotics and be prepare to compete once they join the team.
Stem Ladies Our outreach team is building a camp for 6th- 7th grade girls to explore STEM and robotics. Their tasks include building Hexbug Maze as a team, building and designing a pencil or memory box, and using laser cutter and OnShape. Our outreach team holds meeting every thursday afternoon for these girls teaching them how to use laser cutter, design, build, and work as a team. We hope that more girls can be involved in robotics next season. Since the majority of people in STEM field is male, we want to provide more opportunities and knowledge for young females. Our idea is that being a female is not meaning you can not speak up with your thoughts; STEM is not a gender-based field, instead, everyone can share their thoughts and succeed.