We hosted the robotics area at the annual TPMS STEAM Night. WE had 4 FLL teams, 4 FTC teams and 2 FRC teams attend to engage the school and help inspire the kids to join STEM activities. We had over 1000 people come and visit our robots and we were even able to drive full FTC Matches. Pictures from this event can be found at this link.
This event is an official FIRST Lego League Jr. Expo. Our goal is to create an expo where FLL Jr. teams can have fun and talk about their journey through the Creature Craze season. This event is also a way for us to come full circle with our FLL Junior outreach because after starting teams and guiding them through the season, an Expo is the culmination of the season.
Four teams including us attended this scrimmage. It was about half the size of our last event, so we had to adapt what we did. We started off by giving all the teams an opportunity to use the field in order to test out their autonomous code and get individual driver practice. Then we ran practice matches and used the FTC scoring app to make them more similar to an actual competition. The event was a success and many teams, including ourselves found bugs in their robots, and were able to start working them out.