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"I don't use kids to build robots. I use robots to build kids." - Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder
Community Outreach and Offseason Robot
Call Sign - "Electra"
Inspired by Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Model 10 Electra, our robot Electra has been circling the community to teach others about robotics and what it means to be a girl in STEM! We love bringing our robot to demo wherever we go as part of our Outreach.
Electra can reach new heights with two spring loaded, telescoping lift arms topped with pink hooks. Electra is built to lift off the ground by hooking onto a bar positioned 5 feet in the air. The robot moves around using a tank drive system, where motors control a series of wheels on the left and right sides respectively. Electra is colorfully adorned with pink bumpers and LED lights to match our team.