Featured image: A member of the Prototype G team wields a competition robot, “Beyoncé,” before the round begins. (Courtesy Prototype G)
This episode, we have an enriching visit with two robot enthusiasts and FIRST Tech Challenge competitors, Sanjana and Prital, of the local all-girls robotics team Prototype G. This group of middle- and high-schoolers learns to engineer, construct, and program a completely independent robot, designed to win a detailed competition. From the ground up, they master skills like computer-aided drawing, industrial machining, Java coding, and the slang and skills of robotics (lead screws, tracks and treads…). Prototype G has a history of learning from others, and has helped many young engineers develop awesome skills over the years. Look into FIRST Robotics yourself if you are an interested student!
In other news:
- Though 3D printing may reinvent many manufacturing processes, it’s got its limitations… But recently, scientists have cleverly learned to print multiple materials at once, opening the door to many new uses for the technology.
The playlist can be found on WPRB.com or below.