Team RFACTOR participated in the Maker Mela to spread awareness about FIRST and STEM. Along with this, the R.F.I (Road Felon Identification) project, which was developed by one of the team member, was also displayed. The R.F.I uses RFID systems for sustaining an automated traffic control system - it works on the principle of scanning RFID tags through RFID scanners placed on traffic signals. Given that the Indian government made it mandatory for all cars to have RFID tags, this idea is definitely implementable. The R.F.I project was presented at Intel IRIS and Maker Mela, where it won the Public Choice Award.
An initiative towards contributing to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. Team RFactor invited children aged between 9 and 19 years to build a robot to clean India.
The 10th of December 2017 marked the day when Team RFactor FRC #6024, along with Team Pangaea FRC #6813, hosted an outreach event named MindSplash. School students from grades 5-10 took part in this FLL kickoff event. The event was hosted for more than 35 teams and about 200 students from various schools. The goal of the event was to enhance their understanding about FLL challenges and motivate them to participate in the FIRST Lego League. The day started off with each team being assigned a mentor. Inspired by this year’s FLL Hydrodynamics Challenge, the participants were given the following tasks: Understand the human water cycle. List down the various components of the human water cycle. List the problems in each components of the human water cycle. Choose a problem and come up with the solution for it. Create a presentation/model/drawing representing the solution Present your idea to the judges.
Streets is a street festival held on the some streets of Mumbai. Every Sunday, till 10:00 AM, vehicles are prohibited from the street, allowing people to walk and cycle safely. Our team exhibited various innovations that the team members had built for previous FLL® competitions and other science competitions. They displayed various posters conveying fundamental safety rules. They also conducted mock drills around safety measures, safety tips and advice.
Team R FACTOR organized Children for Change - an initiative to spread awareness about Robotics, STEM, and Safety - to the students of grades 5-12. We introduced them to robotics and gave them a platform to ideate and prototype ideas for projects that could help improve our community. This program constituted of a logic test, an Ideathon, robot-build session, and a drone challenge - CFC not only tested students’ knowledge but also their creativity, tenacity, and sheer nerve.
Asha foundation is NGO working for underprivileged children since 2001. Our team, Team Rfactor conducted the outreach event on 28th October 2017 for the underprivileged children, for educating them about “Science Technology Engineering And Maths (STEM).” The purpose of the event was to help children and strengthen their opportunity to learn more and enlighten them about Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). The outreach event was an initiative to spread awareness to the kids and help them to get more knowledge about the subject.
We invited students, including first timer enthusiasts to biuld a robot that clean india. our goal as a team, was not only to build robots, but also to create a community that can bring about a change to the rest of the world. our goal,as a team, was to create awareness about robotics and spread the love for it.Wistem basically did and specially amongst women.
Techfest is the annual science and technology festival of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. A few members of team R-Factor participated and won 1st Prize in the Innovation Challenge at the IIT-B Annual TechFest demanding the use of Technology to solve everyday problem. They developed a vacuum cleaning system for train coaches called “Swacch Express” which has also impressed top train officials struggling to keep boogies and premises clean and even attracted the attention of railway minister Mr Suresh Prabhu.
To spread awareness 9 members from the team visited a School and gave a 2 hour long presentation talking about the various popular robotics rivalries specially FLL, FRC and WRO. There were approximately 40 students and most of them had no experience with robotics. Along with talking about the competitions we even gave them a small tutorial on Lego Mindstorms. Due to the heavy student requests, we also demoed our FRC 2016 robot as well as the RoboSoccer robot made by Hitansh, Jai and Tanay. During the presentation many students asked questions and were keenly interested to learn much more.
On this date, RFactor 6024 teamed up with KTC to host an awareness program at the Beaumonde building to promote STEM. Kids from various age groups were thrilled and eager to take part in this event for an opportunity to learn more about robotics. The younger kids were given a lego mindstorms with an NXT set to construct an inchworm, with the help of a guide. The older kids were taught aeromodelling, in which they had to build a airplane from thermocol sheets with the help of glue, tape etc.
The kids from the NGO were very interested to learn more about robotics from the team RFactor kids… It was their annual day and their teachers and principal were present too. The children were very fascinated by the the FGC robot as it was one of the first real life robots that they had seen in their entire lives. The were also amazed by the 2 robots that played soccer, Hitansh and Jai were the ones who were displaying this. The children and teachers had lots of questions about how the robots worked, and we answered with pleasure.