The robots are here!
Our office has been geeking out over the FIRST robotics competition since smart kids and their amazing robots popped into town Wednesday. More than 2,500 teams (with nearly 51,000 high school students) are showing off the robots they built; you can see them today and Saturday at our neighbor’s, the Edward Jones Dome. Each robot was built in six weeks from a common kit of parts. (The robotics competition is only part of the FIRST program, which stresses the importance of science and technology.)
If you can’t get enough science and tech fun at the competition, stop by the St. Louis Science Center, one of the FIRST sponsors. Start with Cyberville, a hands-on, state-of-the-art exhibit that makes complex technology easy to understand. Cyberville includes robot adventures and a LEGO Mindstorm competition. It’s not all robots: You’ll also find dinosaurs, a flight simulator, a coral reef aquarium, and much more. Infuz recently redesigned the Science Center’s website, where you can learn much more and plan your visit.