Thursday, August 2, 2012

What We Have Learned This Year!

This year we have learned a lot of stuff and this year namely we have we have also got more experience building robots as well as programming them. We have also learned to stand being by each other and working as a team since there are some new members.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Things that Inspire Us

Here are a few things that inspire us to keep going when a gear pops out, a tire falls off, or when programming the NXT baffles us.
Learning cool science stuff

We think these would taste just as good on the moon.
The work of ATK, NASA, and space pioneers like the Google Lunar X Prize Teams!!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Building the Robot

Noah C., Collin and Devin have been working hard on building the robot and Noah W. and Kaitlyn have taken these wonderful photos. we also received our sensors a while ago.

building the game board

The Moonstormers have have done very well in building the game board. They have worked very hard and have made all of the craters, all the helium-3, all the water-ice, the peak of eternal light and the landing platform.

Preparing for the Robot Fair

The Moonstormers  worked very hard to prepare the Moonstormers robotics fair and set fliers everywhere  they went. Here are some pictures of the Moonstormers getting ready for the the fair.

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 20: an historic day

For the Moonstormers, July 20 brought great things this year. Our club and about 50 others from our community celebrated the anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with special guests who made that great day in American history happen.
Our first guest from Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK) wowed the group with pictures and video and cool info like how rocket motors move stuff into space at 17,500 mph! ATK is one of the nations largest aerospace and defense contractors and has a couple of offices here in Utah. We were really excited to meet them.

Our next guest was NASA Engineer Ray Sambamuthi. He has worked for NASA for 22 years and has seen a lot. He wore a red jacket that had flight patches all over it from each of the shuttle missions and projects he had worked on. He told us exciting stories about what it is like to be an engineer.
We also wanted to share what we've learned about robotics and the moon. We all built robots and showed the kids a few things they could do with them. We also made two displays. One that showed kids the difference in weight on the earth and on the moon. The other talked about the moon's natural resources. The Moon Pie Coloring sheet was very fun for the little kids.
Noah W. and Kaitlyn are putting together a summary of that day to display on our blog. So keep an eye open for that.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Moonstormers Phase Two Assignments

Today we started working on Phase Two. Noah C. and Kaitlyn are working on programming. Collin and Devin are building, and modifying our current robot. Noah W.  is writing about what everyone is doing, and is in charge of the blog.
We're also working on a flier for our STEM Project, "Robots in Space"