After our competition in 2015, we took part in many more community outreach events.
In February we participated in the Charleston STEM festival by showing off our 2014-2015 season robot at Charleston Southern University’s table, courtesy of Coach Andy.
In September we attended the SME Manufacturing Day Expo and gave out information about our team for potential sponsors.
In October we participated in a homeschool STEM event using our new robot. We hosted an FTC scrimmage in our local area, but few teams were able to make it and most did not have funtional robots yet. FTC team #7021 Robo Eagles visited us during this month to observe one of our meetings since they were a rookie team.
During the school year, we led a LEGO NXT class at a local homeschool co-op. We attended the Charleston Engineers Joint Council Banquet, the ASQ Conference, and the CDCA C5ISR Summit. During the CDCA Summit we brought along our robot and field in order to demonstrate what we could do, but we accidentally broke our robot’s arm. This was caused by our malfunctioning PDM, and while we were there some of the engineers from SPAWAR came over to our table and tried to help us figure out what was wrong with it. We mentored two FLL teams, the PRO-Grammers team #13128 and TCA Tektons team #12985. Throughout the season we had many Google Hangouts and discussions with teams #4924 Tuxedo Pandas and #7182 Mechanical Paradox.
In February 2016, we again attended the Charleston STEM Festival with CSU in order to show off our new robot and to hopefully obtain new sponsors for our trip to San Antonio.