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Past Community Events
MindSplash FLL Kickoff
Team R Factor (FRC Team 6024), along with Team Pangaea (FRC Team 6813), hosted 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 the 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.
Life on Mars
We were invited by the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), India at their retreat held at the JW Marriott this weekend. The EO is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 13,000+ influential business owners with 181 chapters in 57 countries. The India chapter had organised a retreat for the families of over 600 entrepreneurs from all over India. The children of the members were excited to participate in the various hands-on robotic experiences that our team had planned for them throughout the day-long event.
This Sunday we conducted another FLL Kickoff in collaboration with the students of FRC Team Elev8 at the Dhirubhai Ambani International school in Mumbai.
Nehru Sceince center
Over 150 students, 50 different schools, and a million questions about how robots function.
Happy Engineers Day! It was great spending the day with future engineers at the WRO National Competition in Ahmedabad today.
Over 150k footfalls, more than 50 mentors ready to join, 200+ companies interested in sponsoring and helping us spread STEM education across India.
Mahindra and Mahindra
It was an incredible learning experience for all of us on the team, and we left the plant with new knowledge and enthusiasm for technology and automation.
Equal Streets (2018)
Kicking off the new season with our first outreach event at Equal Streets where we spread awareness about FIRST programs with a few creations by our students!
Meeting Tix Robotics
Tix Robotics with 6024 mentors and students. Tix is on its way to starting a FRC team from Hyderabad, the 4th team from India. Best of luck to Tix robotics!
Visit to Kalpa Vrishk
We visited Kalpa Vrishk Learning Center which is operated by Kalapataru Power and Transmission Limited in Gandhi Nagar. Here we did a presentation about STEM and Robotics for a group of 30 kids ranging from 6-16 years.
Visit to Rushikul Vidyalaya
We visited the Rushikul Vidyalaya, an institute that believes in hands-on learning over theory.
Meeting with Barker Redbacks Mentors
Barker Redbacks (Team 4613) mentors Daiane and Jeser Becker visited us to share their learnings from over 15 years in the FRC program.
Daiane and Jeser, we can’t wait to meet you again!
Meeting with Smiti Shah
Smiti Shah, a former captain and alumnus of Regal Eagles (Team 2869) visited us to share strategies, problems, and solutions from her time in the FRC program.
Visit to FIRST GLOBAL Team India
Our team visited the FIRST GLOBAL Challenge Team India in Pune.
FIRST LEGO League Mumbai Regionals 2018
We ran the 2018 FIRST LEGO League: Hydrodynamics Mumbai regionals in January 2018.
The just concluded WRO Regional in Mumbai was an incredibly captivating event. Young participants were enthusiastic and all charged up for the competition.
World Robot Olympiad Mumbai Regionals 2017
We ran the 2017 World Robot Olympiad's Mumbai regionals in August 2017.
Children for Change
Team R Factor ran Children for Change, an initiative to spread awareness about Robotics, STEM, and Safety - to the students from grades 5-12.
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.
Asha for Education
Asha for Education is an NGO that has been working for underprivileged children since 2001.
Team R Factor teamed up with the Kids' Techie Club to host an awareness program at the Beaumonde Towers in Mumbai to promote STEM.
Shiksha Sankalp is a Mumbai NGO. The kids from the NGO were very interested to learn more about robotics from Team RFactor.
Equal Streets (2017)
Equal Streets is a street festival held on some of the streets of Mumbai.
STIR, or Science, Technology, Innovation, & Robotics, was an initiative contributing to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. Team R Factor invited children aged between 9 and 19 years to build a robot to clean India.
We invited students, including first timer enthusiasts, to build a robot to clean India.
Team R Factor participated in the Maker Mela to spread awareness about FIRST and STEM. We also displayed an RFI (Road Felon Identification) project developed by one of our alumni. The project was presented at Intel IRIS and Maker Mela, where it won the Public Choice Award.
The RFI uses RFID systems for sustaining an automated traffic control system and 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.
Vagad PACE Global School
To spread awareness 9 members from Team R Factor visited a the Vagad PACE Global School outside Mumbai and gave a 2 hour presentation about the various popular robotics competitions, such as FLL, FRC, and WRO.