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It’s Engineering Week, and we’re thrilled to be supporters of STEM Education.  Some years ago, at a FIRST Robotics competition, we had a bunch of parents tell us that they were a little bit mystified by robots in general, and that they wished they had resources to help them understand the machines their children were Continue...

For anyone involved in FIRST Robotics competitions, it really doesn’t take long to see the benefits for students.  In addition to building and programming robots (pretty cool in itself), they learn some pretty important science, technology, engineering and math concepts, as well as 21st Century Skills like collaboration, communication and critical thinking.  FIRST is also a Continue...

In 2008, when I heard that the FIRST Robotics Competition was adopting the software and hardware platform I had been working with for years, I was pretty excited.  I tracked down a local team and volunteered as a mentor, which in itself was very rewarding.  Watching a functioning machine take form in only six weeks Continue...