We had a very busy weekend last week. On Friday we went to NW Middle school here in Travelers Rest and helped their 3D printing club continue to build 3 hands. On Saturday we went to the Upstate Children’s Museum for their STEM Fest. Over 1000 people there. On Sunday Bob and his friends built the first hovership quadcopter. The body is printed with our 3D printer. Pretty cool. It needs some tweaking in assembly but it does fly.
This week we met with Dorman High School Engineering Advisory Board. Looks like they have students who want to build the hovership next fall. Bob is excited about that. We also have a meeting this week with another high school for possibly building quadcopters. We will be making an application to have and exhibit for 3 days and do a 75 minute lecture at a national STEM Conference in Charleston in Sept. Kind of nervous about that. It is a big deal conference.
Slater Marietta middle school will be having us for a third time. This time will be flight simulator and quad copters.
Early April is the huge iMAGINE STEM Festival with a very big quadcopter presence so we are busy helping plan and get volunteers for that. It is a very ambitious project.
We have a small STEM festival at a private elementary school coming up soon and a mini iMAGINE festival right before the big festival in Spartanburg. In late April we will be going to another large STEM festival down by Aiken, about 3 hours from here. That was a big decision because it is such a long way from us but we decided we wanted to explore that part of the state so will make it into a mini vacation. It is a very rural area and they have little access to these science and technology events so we felt that was pretty important.
So as you can see we are keeping very busy but having fun.