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Last Saturday, MOE FRC, MOE FTC, and Rhyme Know Reason held a STEM expo at the Cab Calloway School of Arts. They invited a few other teams such as us, the Flaming Phoenix, and Wilmington Friends. They had set up a field for practice and to show off the robots to the general public. The teams had also invited other people who were in the STEM community, such as doctors. They had also shown the movie Slingshot starring the founder of FIRST and the inventor of the Segway, Dean Kamen. The movie was about a water purification system to clean the water in order to eradicate the 50% of the pathogens in the water. It's called the Slingshot, explains Kamen, because the slingshot is a powerful tool that David used to subdue the large Goliath, which is what he wants the Slingshot water purification system to accomplish. Moreover, he had former President Bill Clinton to test out the grotesque water and he says, "I drank it and I'm still alive."
After the EXPO, our teams (Flaming Phoenix, Rhyme Know Reason, and MOE) went to Charcoal Pit for dinner. We all had a blast! We almost did the Cotton Eyed Joe while eating cause we forgot to do the dance during the Expo. Also, we invited two of our non-robotic member classmates to come along with us to the Expo, hoping to spark interest for Robotics. They stayed the entire expo and went to dinner with us. The students came out talking non-stop about FIRST and how much fun it was! Maybe we have new members for next year?
So we've been a little behind on blogging, so its time to play catch up! This post will catch us up all the way to State Championship!
So, at our first competition, we won 2nd place motivate, first place PTC design and finalist awards! Good job team!
Then, at our second competition, we won second place motivate, and the PTC design award! Unfortunately, we weren't chosen to be an alliance partner during the semi-finals. However, we won 2nd place inspire, meaning that we moved on to state championships!
Then after Penn State York, we went to Delaware State Championship to compete, we were 2nd place motivate and we wont PTC design award! We were chosen to the an alliance partner, but unfortunately, we lost in the first semi-final round.
In preparation for PA states, we held our own scrimmage! We created our playlist and grabbed our equipment and headed over to the Charles F. Patton Middle School! We had a blast with the 5 teams that showed up!
We have more photos on the photos tab of our site. We will have more updates to come! Until later, happy 'STEM'-ing! :)