Monday, October 21, 2013

Kalani Robotics Academy

Hello again and sorry, this post is about a week late.
But anyway, Kalani Robotics members had an awesome time over fall break teaching children in KRA! Although we had to wake up early and spend a lot of our would-have-been free time, it was definitely worth it! We all enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about ourselves teaching the children, and they were lots of fun to be around. Not only that but we also earned about 1500 dollars for our team!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

State Capitol Children's Day

Today was very very busy with our team helping with not only one but TWO activities at the State Capitol Children's Day event.  The morning was taken up by the Kalani-hosted bristlebot tournament in which teams from different elementary schools competed with their bristlebots in races, sumo matches, and even cheer competitions. All of the teams had were so spirited and enthusiastic!
At the same time and extending into late in the afternoon was a robot demonstration.  We set up a booth early in the morning by the state library and displayed our FRC Ultimate Ascent robot as well as a VEX robot for our demonstration. Towards the end of the day, we drove the big FRC robot around which seemed to capture the interests of children more than it scared them away, interestingly. We even let some of the bypassing little kids give driving a try, and even shot some frisbees until our computer died and we decided to call it a day.  Luckily, the 'Olelo channel caught us just on time for a quick interview before we left.  'Olelo might show our interview on TV- I will post the showing dates and times soon.

Tomorrow is also the start of the fall Kalani Robotics Academy, so even more craziness is to come.  As always, I will keep you posted!