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.
Hello FIRST fans,
At 7 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, FIRST revealed the sneak peak trailer for their 2017 competition. They also revealed the name of the competition which is "FIRST STEAMWORKS". If you haven't seen it yet, watch it down below.
Have you heard of Sparkfun? If you haven't, Sparkfun is a local Colorado company located just north of Boulder, Colorado. They make hardware that works with the open source platform Arduino. If you don't know what that is, then all we can say is that you're not invested heavily enough to STEM ;-). Anyway, every year they host a competition called AVC (Autonomous Vehicle Competition) and we were invited. We set up a booth and presented to a class full of people about FRC as well as show off Frisbeebot and Totebot. We invited our Regional teammates 1410: Release the Kraken to come up with us as well. We all had loads of fun. We will be going there next year so we hope we can see you there then
Team 4418 STEM IMPULSE
We are an FRC Team based in Highland's Ranch, Colorado