Did you know that part of our FIRST Robotics (FRC) program includes sewing? Thanks to one of our FRC mentors, Jack Rumple, our team has access to an industrial sewing machine and instruction. This past December, the team made and donated pillowcases to Children's Hospital using the machine. The outreach allowed them to learn sewing skills for their upcoming season - they can now make bumpers, banners, and items for the team's robot. Thank you to our FRC team for their outreach and commitment to helping kids in our area!
All around the world on January 6th, 2018 the wait was finally over with the reveal of the FRC 2018 game, FIRST POWER UP. Enjoy below!
Yesterday, our team participated in the second annual STEM-FEST (previously known as STEMCon). There were lot's of booths set up on location, and we had a lot of fun talking and meeting up with lots of fun and interesting people who are interested in STEM and Robotics. We look forward to doing it again next year!
March 23-25 was the FRC Colorado Regional. This year we had our most stable robot ever, with no breakdowns what so ever on the field. We finished at place 31 of 48. As always, we had lots of fun and we felt this was a great year for us. Next year we hope to expand and compete in two regionals, which would be a first for our team.
Happy Valentine's Day! to celebrate, we are unveiling the Creo model of our 2017 season robot. Currently, we do not have a name for it but as soon as we do, It shall be posted. UPDATE: Our Robot's name is Nautilus!!
Yes we realize that the date says 1-26-17, we are writing this now since we just got approval to post this picture. Anyway, last year our team got an offer from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to tour their robotics lab. Fast forward about 4 months and here we are. We really enjoyed it, saw some really cool projects and even made some good acquaintances along the way.
In case you haven't heard, Team STEM IMPULSE has a Twitter account. We are tweeting every meeting about all kinds of robot related topics, from team Kudos, to funny prototype videos. Be sure to click on the button below to check us out and follow us!
In anticipation of the new FIRST Robotics Challenge part of our team went down to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science while some of our other teammates set up a viewing party at STEM School. After the game reveal, we were all abuzz with excitement. All in all, a great way to kickoff build season.
Have you heard of Tesla? Of course you have! Who am I taking to, you might be asking? To be honest, I don't know. Anyway, On November 30th, we were able to arrange an entire team test drive and presentation on Tesla; courtesy of the Park Meadows Tesla Store. It was extremely cool and we had a lot of fun. Ludicrous Speed AWAY!!!!!
We were able to get a special opportunity to view up close, a brand new F-18 on it's maiden flight. One of our mentors is in the military and was gracious and kind enough to let us get up close and look into the cockpit as well as tell us how it works. It was a really fun and unique experience.
Team 4418 STEM IMPULSE
We are an FRC Team based in Highland's Ranch, Colorado