This past Saturday, October 26th, the Midknight Inventors helped local boy scouts to earn their Robotics Badge. The Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair, held in the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, had a series of workshops for scouts to earn badges in the STEM field- including a Robotics Badge. The Midknight Inventors presented a series of short presentations about safety in robotics, the robotics industry, the different types of robots, subsystems, etc. that would fulfill the requirements for the badge. The team also presented last year’s robot, and to say the least, all the scouts were quite impressed! Team 1923 then helped the scouts to build and program a Lego Mindstorm robot that would successfully traverse through a maze. At the end of the day, the scouts were able to earn another badge, and Team 1923 successfully helped out on another community outreach event! A big thank you to PPPL for sponsoring the event and all Team 1923 leaders that helped out!
This summer, team 1923 started their two very own FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams- Midkinght Minions and Midknight Minions Too! The teams consist of students from 4th through 7th grade from our community. Students meet once week and prepare for their competition, with the help of parents and students volunteers from Team 1923.