FHS Robotics Building Community

FHS Robotics: Building Community
Posted on 04/05/2019
This is the image for the news article titled FHS Robotics: Building Community Since this story first published in December, it's been covered by NBC, CBS, CNN, USA Today, the New York Post, the Daily Mail, and more! We are incredibly proud of our students and so happy they were able to help a young child move and explore. If you haven't heard the story yet, check out the original account below or check out additional coverage here. 

The FIRST Robotics competition season begins in January. So, what do members of the Farmington High School Robotics Club do September through December? This year they took on a special project helping one of our youngest community members.

Cillian is two years old. He has a loving family, a joyful laugh and limited mobility. When his parents learned about the Go Baby Go program, they were excited by the idea of having a power wheels vehicle modified so Cillian could use it. Since there isn't a local Go Baby Go hub, they approached the robotics club to see if they could help.  

The FHS students were excited to take on this special challenge. They put their design and engineering skills to the test, creating a customized steering system and special bumpers. The tools and materials they used included everything from a 3D printer to zip ties and pool noodles. The thing they were most proud of? A personalized license plate.

Now Cillian has a sweet new ride to zoom around his parent's house, the neighborhood or even the grocery store; the FHS students have gained practical real-life experience; and best of all, our friendships and community are stronger.    

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