In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, BOW Community Robotics, Team 4290, has been busy helping our community.
Lead co-mentors Cindy and Bart and member James have been making ear savers with their 3-D printers. Ear savers help to reduce ear strain for essential workers who are wearing masks all day. To date, 265 ear savers have been donated to MakerSpace Charlotte who is coordinating the distribution of the ear savers to the community.
Mentor Silvia is making cloth face masks. So far, 25 face masks have been made and donated to the community on behalf of the team.
Student member Colin and his family are making sandwiches weekly to help feed the hungry.
Bots on Wheels continues to explore ways that the team can aid the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4th annual ImagiCon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. ImagiCon is a library festival that celebrates culture surrounding comic books, graphic novels, manga, anime, fandoms, and gaming.
There were over 3,152 in attendance. Darth Vader and Stormtroopers came by to see our robot and learn more about our program. We were excited to tell them about the 2019-2020 FIRST RISESM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change challenge
Super Con 2019
Super Con event hosted by Union County library. Super Con celebrates culture surrounding comic books, graphic novels, manga, anime, fandoms, and gaming.
There were over 800 in attendance. Garrison 501st and Blue Ridge Base Rebel Legion stopped by our booth for a photo, a visit with the robots and learn more about the FIRST programs.
Operation Christmas Child
Bots on Wheels has been busy with outreaches. On November 29, 2019 several of our students and mentors met at Operation Christmas Child to help pack shoe boxes in order to provide gifts for needy children. Our team also collected enough items to fill 6 shoe boxes!
SIM Golf Tournament
QCRA Team BOW Community Robotics Team 4290 shows @societyforinformationmanagement, Charlotte Chapter our long range prototype robot. Thank you SIM for the opportunity to teach kids about robotics.
Steele Creek Elementary
BOW visits Steele Creek Elementary school to demonstrate the FRC 2017 Steamworks robot named "Johnny Five". The children had fun playing and experimenting with the robot.
FLL Team Outreach
In 2014 we hosted and organized a FIRST Lego League tournament at Phillip O' Berry Academy of Technology. We used this event to reach out to FLL teams by organizing a presentation for FRC teams called "Robot Alley"; we were able to have FRC teams Hotbotz, YETI robotics, Royal robotics, T-Rex, and ourselves present to people interested in FIRST and STEM careers.