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?