Pennsylvania and Delaware FTC teams promote robotics at Young Innovators Fair
Students and mentors with First State Robotics FTC team Rhyme Know Reason joined representatives from five Pennsylvania robotics teams and Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge organizers to demonstrate the fun and educational value of robotics to over 14,000 people at the Young Innovators Fair on January 2-3 at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Other FTC teams participating in the public demo event were Flaming Phoenix, Metal Works, Sparks, Smokin’ Motors, MASHellaneous, and RoboLancers. In addition, FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics team TOBOR was on hand to demonstrate their robot accomplishing its missions on an FLL competition field.
During the 18+ hours at the fair, the robotics students, mentors, and Penn FTC head, Tom Zawislak explained the principles and activities of FIRST, described their robots, and encouraged visitors in participation and team development. They gave young visitors a chance to drive demo bots and watch as competition robots performed on an FTC field. The large crowds were enthusiastic and asked many questions about FIRST.
If you missed the fun, FTC’s upcoming competitions are free and open to the public . Find info about local events here-
The Young Innovators Fair offers a variety of STEM activities and exhibits designed to attract children of varying interests and curiosity levels.
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