Talon Robotics Fourth Annual Car Show

On August 5th, we hosted our fourth annual car show. There was a live band (FU-GA-WE), a silent auction, robot demonstrations, face painting, and lots of cool, unique cars. Here are some pictures of our car show provided by 7-Hi Cruisers.

 

3M Demo

 

Summer Camps

We hosted our first set of summer camps for students in conjunction with Eden Prairie Community Education’s EPIC program.  Our morning class for students in 2nd through 4th grade consisted of various STEM activities and then students built their own small robot.  The afternoon class for students in 3rd through 6th grade had students programming their Lego robots – learning about loops and sensors.

 

Talon Think Tank

Team 2502 hosted the 3rd Annual Talon Think Tank where students led discussions on various topics for interested robotics teams.  Presentations included items like CAD, electrical, business and
marketing, outreach, leadership, build, etc.  Presentation power points can be found online.

 

World Championships – St. Louis

We were delighted to once again earn a spot in the championship event.  Our robot performed great and we eagerly anticipated alliance selections.  The team was disappointed that we were not selected on an alliance, but we cheered on our fellow Minnesota teams.  While at this event, team members were able to participate in a number of great workshops and are excited to test out some new ideas this summer.  Also, before leaving the event our own team member, Bethany Moore won the Andymark competition!  Thank you to the many parents and sponsors who helped us to attend such a great event.

 

Minneapolis 10,000 Lakes Regional

We always love this hometown regional and certainly enjoyed this one as well.  Our robot Voyager performed well after we made all of our modifications from the last tournament.  We did have to forgo the break but our excellent driver didn’t miss a beat.  We were selected by the 7th seeded alliance captain and went on to lose a match and win a match pushing the round to a tiebreaker.  Unfortunately we lost the tie breaker and were knocked out.  We also were awarded The Entrepreneurship Award that recognizes our business plan as a model that sets us up well for the future.