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2017 Pittsburgh FRC Workshops

2017 Pittsburgh FRC Workshops

By on Dec 11, 2016 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

WHEN: December 11, 2016 WHERE: Sarah Heinz House Number of People: 150 Description: SHARP members planned, organized and ran the 2017 Pittsburgh FRC Workshops. Team members and mentors from 5 local teams and employees from 3 local businesses gave presentations on topics ranging from robot design to fundraising and awards. At the end of the day, team members played...

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Handmade Arcade 2016

Handmade Arcade 2016

By on Dec 3, 2016 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

WHEN: December 3, 2016 WHERE: Pittsburgh Convention Center Number of People: 600 Description: We had a table in the kids section where kids and their parents could use gears, sprockets, metal, chain, LEGOs, and other robot parts to stamp cards, pictures and gift tags. Several of our students drove our frisbee-throwing robot throughout the aisles and answered...

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National STEAM Day Party 2016

National STEAM Day Party 2016

By on Nov 8, 2016 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

WHEN: November 8, 2016 WHERE: Sarah Heinz House Number of People: 30 Description: SHARP hosted a party for members of Sarah Heinz House. We built balloon powered cars with LEGOs, balloons and other craft supplies. We decorated “What I Like About STEAM” posters and built creations using gear building blocks. We also decorated a gingerbread robot for the PPG...

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SHH Club 2016

SHH Club 2016

By on Nov 5, 2016 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

WHEN: October 31, 2016-November 5, 2016 WHERE: Sarah Heinz House Number of People: 210 Description: Each day, we met with a different age and gender. The high schoolers had an engineering olympics. The 7th &8th graders made rockets. The 5th and 6th graders made pom-pom launchers, and the 3rd and 4th graders made binary code necklaces. We all had a super fun week...

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Pumpkin Chunkin 2016

Pumpkin Chunkin 2016

By on Oct 22, 2016 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

WHEN: October 22, 2016 WHERE: Hartwood Acres Number of People: 150 Description: SHARP ran this event. We shot pumpkins across a field using a large trebuchet. We also had mini catapults for kids to use and made take home catapults out of popsicle...

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REC2TEC

By on Sep 17, 2016 in Blog, Outreach | 0 comments

WHEN: September 17, 2016 WHERE: Schenley Plaza Number of People: 400 Description:  SHARP was invited to help kickoff the REC2TEC project. We brought our frisbee robot and soccer playing EV3 robots that could be driven using an iPad. We also made box robots with younger students and made binary code necklaces, that said each person’s name in binary, with the older...

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