Monadnock 4-H Robotics: 4-H club and FIRST team

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When our club goes to an outreach event many people ask us about being a 4-H club. Some people remember being in 4-H when they were a child or a teen and robotics wasn't part of the projects available to them. We can all identify long standing 4-H projects like raising sheep, showing poultry and preparing for a fashion show. And sometimes other FIRST team members want to know why we're a 4-H club and not an after school club at the high school.

So why is Monadnock 4-H Robotics part of both organizations? We have the resources two fantastic organizations available to us. It's often said that a 4-H club is a person's first step into the university system. In New Hampshire, 4-H is part of the University of New Hampshire, a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research institution. The 4-H motto "Learn by Doing" could have been coined by Dr. Woodie Flowers, a celebrated educator and FIRST Executive Advisory Board Co-Chair. Dr. Flowers is passionate about experiential learning; the process where we make the most and deepest connections in a subject.

Temple Harvest Fair

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Did you see us at the Temple Harvest Fair last weekend? Our club members were at the fire house with an obstacle course set up so area teens and children could take a turn driving our 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition robot. We talked with a lot of great people and had a terrific time showing everyone from grandparents to toddlers how much fun you can have in a 4-H robotics club.

STEAMWORKS!

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The 2017 FRC teaser has been released! The 2017 game with be called STEAMWORKS and it looks like it's going to be an amazing year.

You can watch the teaser video here: https://youtu.be/37GBEBLfhWA

Many team members have been purchasing steampunk themed goggles to wear to RiverRage 20, for Halloween or in anticipation of the upcoming season. Most steampunk goggles out there are not certified as safety glasses but some can be found. The rightmost goggles below are one pair that does meet the standards.

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