Many people assume after looking after 26 year 3-7 students for three days we would be completely and utterly exhausted. But, instead it is the opposite. Events like this remind me of the power FIRST has to change students lives. Some of the students started off the camp unexcited about STEM but by the end of the first day, they were enthused about their robots and couldn’t wait to come back for day 2.
As part of the camp, we try to incorporate enjoyable robotics related activities on campus. This year, we included a library tour. What, you ask, does this have to do with robotics? Well, Macquarie University opened a new library this year with the first Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) in an Australian library. The system is amazing!