The Hydrobots are going to the STATE Competition in Greensboro, NC! They were one of 14 teams to receive this honor out of 46 competing at the Cherokee Central FLL Tournament Dec. 2nd. They will be representing Macon County at the tournament Jan. 20th! Well Done!
Thank you to FLL, Cherokee Central Schools for hosting the event and for all the work they put in to this event each year, Cherokee Preservation Foundation for providing lunch to our volunteers and SMART League participants, SMART League Planning Committee, community donors who make this program possible! If you would like to know more about how to support robotics, please contact Jennifer Love at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Makin’ Bots FRC Team wants to thank NASA for the award of $6000.00 and Duke Energy for the award of $2000.00 to support our “Rookie” FRC team. The team will be traveling to GA Tech in January to receive their build kit and begin the 6-week challenge to build a robot! The grant will provide funding to pay for the kit and for the registration fees for two tournaments in March. The team will need to raise funds to provide t-shirts, travel funds (hotel, meals, driver) and additional materials. If you would like to support FRC robotics, please contact Jennifer Love.
This video shows a little about the CREW workshop held this past Oct. 2017. Over 1,000 teachers from the region attended!
The team has assembled and we are ready to get to work! We appreciate our hosts and mentors- TekTone! Students took a tour of the new facilities and saw how mechanical and electrical engineering, marketing and computer programming are all represented through their business. These are all of the roles our team members will fill this season as we build a 150 lb. robot starting in Jan!
Thanks to the Golden Leaf Foundation grant, which is currently supporting STEM in Macon County, we were able to purchase ten 3D printers for our schools. The printer we chose is the Lulzbot Mini which is the same printer the WCU Engineering Department is using with their students.
On Oct. 27th, 20 teachers and 10 students from Mountain View, Franklin High, Macon Middle, Union Academy and academic support staff participated in a professional development on 3D printing. The Professional development was provided by The Science House through NC State University. By the end of the day, we were all printing and excited about the applications in the classroom!
Here are some photos from the day! If you would like to support 3D printing in the classroom, please contact Jennifer Love at email@example.com.