There have been many programs circulating around which allow people to print face shields during this pandemic. However, we recognize that in these difficult times, not everyone has access to resources such as a 3D printer. Many people are struggling with basic needs, such as food and water, and those who are affected are faring Read more about PRINT4OURLIVES – The fight against COVID-19[…]
We wrote an OpEd about the ethics in STEM classes at Exeter and how the lack of education regarding ethics in STEM could lead to our alums becoming new Zuckerbergs. We put this OpEd to bring attention to how a student can go through Exeter without taking an ethics course, yet everyone has to take Read more about Exeter Needs an Emphasis on Ethics[…]
We have released a comprehensive tutorial for helping teams set up OpenCV on their robot controller to detect Skystones in Autonomous. If your team uses this, let us know how it goes in the comments!
We invited New Hampshire State Representative Murray to have lunch with us and discuss funding for robotics and STEM programs in New Hampshire public schools. Kate Murray is a democratic State Representative for New Castel and Rye and sits on the Financial Committee in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. As a team, we have Read more about Lunch With Representative Murray[…]
For this collaboration article with the Exonian, we explored the effects of a technology commonly used by FIRST Teams and innovators around the world: AI. As we have explored in our Ethipass initiative, AI can have trouble with bias and discrimination when its training data is biased.
Over our past year as a team we have realized every week we see normally the same set of people in our school’s design lab and STEM clubs. Through talking to other students we have realized that some students don’t even know where the design lab is. What we do know though is that the Read more about Diversity Without a Backbone[…]
We held a workshop in the Design Lab to teach constituents of the Robotics club about wiring! We went over the basics, such as choosing the right type of wire for an application, how to use resistors, proper crimping and insulating technique, and much more! Those who attended were extremely excited by the workshop, and Read more about Wiring Lab![…]
On Wednesday, January 22nd, Tanya and Panda went to the Seacoast School of Technology to present about logic gates! At the high school, they presented to around 40 students in 10th through 12th grade with previous experience coding in a variety of languages, including C#, Java, and Python, but especially C++. Logic gates were the Read more about Seacoast School of Technology[…]
On January 11th, we held a trip to take 14 Exonians on a site visit to DataRobot, a unicorn startup founded in Boston. Being such a large private company, arranging this visit was an excellent opportunity for exonians outside of robotics club to be exposed to AI applications in real world businesses and its impact. Read more about DataRobot Trip![…]
On Saturday, January 11th, we held an engineering workshop for children grades 2 and up at East Kingston Library. We built roller coasters for rainbow ping pong balls out of paper straws! It was a very tough engineering challenge as they discovered that if two straws were too far apart, the ball would fall through, Read more about East Kingston Library[…]