Our team visited Boy Scout Troop 219 at Christ Church in Plano TX on October 8th 2012. Troop 219 is Model Scout Matthew’s boy scout troop. The Beaver patrol asked us to help them with their robotics theme this month. After introductions, SPL Alan sent the troop off to explore the 3 stations our team setup for them:
1. An introduction to Lego NXT Mindstorms station. Model Scout Katie went through the basic parts of a robotics system using a standard Lego educational kit.
2. Our robotics solution to the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) 2011 Food Factor Challenge. Model Scouts Anthony and Walter ran this station. We brought our foam-based travel FLL table so the robot had a bit of trouble navigating the different surface but most of the missions worked.
3. A station with a variety of Lego NXT Mindstorms based robots that the team members have built. Matthew, Veronica and Dr. Michaud ran this station. Matthew also showed the NXT-G programming interface.
Selected photo of our community outreach event are below.
Dr Michaud introduces the Model Scout Robotics Team to Troop 219.
Robotics Station 1: