Violet Crown Festival - 2016
We returned to the Violet Crown Festival for a third time in May to entertain and educate young children (and their parents) and our community about robotics and our team. This year we featured path-following ozobots, which were a bit hit with everyone, a couple of NXT robots, a couple of Sparki robots, and a simple VEX build.
Lee Elementary Science Night - 2016
We returned to Lee Elementary for Science Night to demonstrate robotics to elementary school students and their parents. Two of our team members are Lee alumni, and they enjoyed returning to their elementary alma mater. We demonstrated two Lego Mindstorms bots and two Sparki bots.
Austin ISD High School Showcase - 2016
We participated in the first annual Austin ISD High School Showcase, representing some of McCallum's extracurricular opportunities. Since McCallum is well known for its outstanding art programs, it was good to talk to prospective students and parents about some of our academic and extra-curricular programs for students whose creativity is more technically oriented.
Violet Crown Festival - 2015
Lee Elementary Science Night - 2014
We hosted a booth at Lee Elementary School's Science Night on January 29, 2014. Lee is one of our feeder elementary schools. We took a couple of pre-programmed NXT Mindstorms robots for students to explore, as well as a VEX robot with a relatively simple Toss Up design. Students particularly enjoyed driving the VEX robot and trying to pick up bucky balls.
Violet Crown Festival - 2013
We had a booth in the kids' interactive area of the Violet Crown Festival on May 4th, 2013, at Brentwood Park. We had a couple of NXT robots for demonstration and testing and our Worlds robot there for people to drive and a mini field set up for scoring practice.
Austin Toros Basketball & Robotics
We participated at a Robotics outreach and demonstration with other area VEX and FTC teams on March 23, 2012. During halftime at an Austin Toros game at the Cedar Park Center we competed with other teams to score points and show families and kids that high school robotics is fast-paced, competitive, and team-oriented.