Our December vacation day programs are now up!

We're gearing up to take part in this year's MIT Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction Event. Interested in joining our team? Drop us an email!

FIRST Lego League 2016
Animal Allies

Our FIRST Lego League teams, the Phoenixz and the Wild Wyverns,worked hard to solve the 2016 challenge, Animal Allies. Besides creating a robot to complete the missions on the robot table, each team chose a problem or issue involving human-animal interaction, then used the engineering design process to come up with a solution. The Phoenixz studied the problem of bird strikes on airplanes. They researched bird vision and learned that birds can see ultraviolet light. Their project proposed placing UV lights on the plane wings to help birds see the plane in time to avoid it. The Wild Wyverns studied bees and their problems. After interviewing a beekeeper, they came up with a device that would detect the high frequency sound that agitated bees make when a predator like a raccoon attacks the hive. The device sends an alarm signal to the beekeeper's phone. The teams got high marks from the judges, but not enough to take home a prize this time.

Last year's MIT Chain Reaction challenge was all about symmetry! The SET team, K'nex-a-pleX, (a.k.a Ben and Mike) put together some colorful and symmetrical K'nex constructions, as seen in the Boston Globe article on the event.

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