We had a really cool opportunity to tour two companies, Windings Inc and Donner Laser in New Ulm, MN. Leaving around 9 in the morning to take an hour drive south, we met up with Nordic Storm team members, so we could drive another half hour west. Even with the long drive, it was completely worth it. We were able to see how motors and generators were built when touring Windings, and how 1.0" thick steel was cut at Donner Laser. Both were unique processes helping us to learn more about the engineering world. We hope that we may be able to talk to them again in the future.
Fish in the Boat has been busy with FIRST LEGO League recently! From hosting two of our own tournaments to volunteering as judges, refs, and emcees, we've been busy volunteering, demoing, mentoring our teams, and having a blast while doing it!
We are mentoring five FLL teams this season! Teams G-Force, Cranium Cougars, S.O.S (save our seniors), and NXT Owls all go to Oak Hills and the Mindstorm Maniacs through Lakeville COmmunity Ed! All FOUR, count them, FOUR, Oak HIlls teams are advancing to the State FLL tournament!!! it's going to be an AMAZING opportunity for all of these kids and we're super proud of them! (and know they're really excited too!)
One of the quotes I've heard recently said by one of the Oak Hills team members that was just really funny - "Robotics is so much better than swimming lessons."
This is where we'll be keeping you updated about our doings!