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Old 12-08-2012, 07:32 AM   #397
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Perhaps not a Moon landing, but these are some of the kids who might very well be part of the next landing somewhere. If you've never seen what these high school kids can do, it might be worth a look-see... Obviously I'm a homer for this team, but the truth is they're all awesome. And it's so cool that in this day and age these kids are afforded the opportunity to do these things on the scale they're doing them. And if you've never looked into the larger "FIRST" (For the Inspiration of Science and Technology) program, it too is worth a look. If your a science nerd. I higher a lot of engineers, and when my son got into this, for the first time in a long time I had hope that, in time, we'd be able to honestly compete on the world stage. LOL, a call to Cisco, Microsoft or Dell might actually get answers state-side for a change!

The good news is, in a few short weeks, many of the same kids you see in this video will spend countless hours in that same "shop" designing and building a different robot for a different game. They get six weeks to go from knowing what "the game" is to designing and building the robot. After those six weeks are done, they have to "bag" the robot until the night before their first competition.

I never had anything this cool when I was in high school... I was pretty-much stuck with football, baseball and wrestling. The chess, debate, foreign language and clubs didn't pique my interests.

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