On December 18, 2021, the All Girls STEM Society partnered with The Clueless, a local FTC Robotics Team, to bring a robotics workshop to the Mission Valley Library! The girls learned about how motors, sensors, and code all work together to create so many kinds of robots for so many applications.
Through 3 different stations, the girls explored the different aspects of the robot-building process. At the first station, the girls used Scratch programming to put together code and move their EV3s in fun directions. At the second station, participants constructed small cars and went head-to-head in a race down a large ramp. Winners went to the fastest, the longest traveled, and the best designed robots, earning fruit snacks as a prize! Finally, the girls learned about the core values of collaboration, teamwork, and communication by completing various team building challenges while blindfolded. Additionally, the Clueless robotics team gave participants a showcase demonstration of how their competition robot works and allowed the girls the chance to pick up balls and boxes with the robot too! For the final activity of the day, all the girls participated in an engaging trivia game, testing their knowledge in what they’d learned during the workshop.
A few of the girls mentioned that their favorite moments were building their individual cars and being able to drive The Clueless’ robot! Volunteers from both AGSS and The Clueless also greatly enjoyed the experience, with a volunteer from the robotics team stating that he “loved instilling teamwork to the participants and seeing the kids working together.”
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