Renegade Robotics has been working with Yap Robotics League to help the robotics team of Outer Islands High School (OIHS) on Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll. This team does not have many resources and has very little Internet access. The Yap organization helped this team to build a clawbot and now our team has sent a flash drive to them consisting of RobotC instructional videos and documentation, our Coach’s Corner blog posts, VEX part documentation, and more. We plan on sending more resources to get the team off the ground. We are very excited to continue working with Yap League and the Outer Islands High School robotics team!
Corte Madera Middle School Robotics Club
Our team members volunteered as mentors for a new robotics club at Corte Madera Middle School for two years. We helped them learn the ropes of robotics, and helped them during their first game, starstruck. They made it to the finals at both of the tournaments they went to and took home a judges award! We are very proud of them! Even though we are no longer their mentors, they are still a team and continue to build and compete in local tournaments.
Encinal School Science Fairs
For the past three years, we have helped out and ran robot demos at the Encinal Elementary school science night in Menlo Park.
For our first year, we did a demonstration of our Nothing but Net robot. The kids had a so much fun watching our robot shoot and drive! Some kids watched our robot at our booth for almost the entire event! We also showed a non competition robot, and ArtBot, which Serena built. It was multi-color drawing robot complete with manual control and programmed drawing patterns, like circles and stars. We also handed out info about VEX IQ to parents who were interested. Overall it was a great time for us and the kids
For our second year, we helped run the Exploratorium Easy ArtBot Making station. All this kids loved putting together their bots and watching them doodle and draw!
In 2018, we were back again with a demo! This year we demo’ed Coney and Max with a In the Zone field setup. Again, the kids had a blast watching our robots stack and drive. We also did some silly competing between the two robots, like knocking down stacks and racing with mobile goals. Overall we had a great time and the kids did too!
Living Wisdom School Demos
Serena did several robotics demonstrations for Living Wisdom School in Palo Alto. Serena showed them and explained our nothing but net robot, starstruck robot, and online challenge videos. LWS students also had a chance to ask questions about our robot. She also did a demonstration of her multi-color drawing robot, complete with manual control and programmed drawing patterns.
The Almanac Newspaper Article
In June of 2017 we had the privilege to be featured on the front page of our local newspaper! A journalist from The Almanac, our local newspaper, came to our lab, interviewed us, and took photos. It was a great experience and we ended up with a really cool team keepsake and got to spread the word on how awesome robotics can be! Check it out on the official The Almanac website or read a PDF of the article.