The Apple Pumpkin Festival is community-wide public event which SMART has been participating in for three years. We demonstrated our past robots in order to inform the community about robotics and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). We also engaged the youngsters in activities like building brushbots, small robots built with a toothbrush, all in an effort to inspire upcoming generations.

Watch our principal get dunk with help from our robot.      IMG_1418

On September 20th team members and mentors went to the ATV club’s ATV Ride event and cooked food for their members.

Livermore Falls Advertiser 01/14/2015, Page A06
SMART Robotics gearing up competitions

By Cindy Gilpatrick JAY — Spruce Mountain’s SMART Robotics is gearing up for this seasons competitions.

Under the direction of coach Dan Lemieux and in partnership with Ted Berry Company the team is looking towards another successful season.

In order to participate at events the team works together to help raise funds for competitions. They have participated in the Apple PumpkinFestival with their hover rides and held car washes. Next up is the SMART Robotics annual bottle drive, November 15. The club will have a trailer at the Jay town office next week. The past bottle drivs have been very successful due to the great community and area business support.

The teams fund-raising activities help pay for travel expenses. The first trip to the University of New Hampshire will cost approximately$2,000 and the New England Championships at Worcester Polytechnic Institute another $5,000. This includes overnight accommodations for the team.

Many of the SMART are already trained in first aid. On November 10they will attend another first aid training for all new members. The goal is to have at least 95% of the team certified this year.

On November 22, Spruce Mountain High School will be hosting a rookie team training. In December the team will be headed to Oakland for a FIRST Robotic training for all Maine teams. December 13 takes the team to Augusta for the Lego/ VEX Tournament.

The Apple Pumpkin Festival is community-wide public event which SMART has been participating in for three years. We demonstrated our past robots in order to inform the community about robotics and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). We also engaged the youngsters in activities like building brushbots, small robots built with a toothbrush, all in an effort to inspire upcoming generations.

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