at Ranken Technical College
Zagros Robotics proudly helped kick off the first ever Scoutbotics Event. This event was hosted by the Boy Scouts of America – Greater St. Louis Area Council and took place at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri on March 12, 2016.
A total of 61 Scouts attended the event. In addition, merit badge councilors, adult and youth volunteers from different troops and the Kirkwood High School Robotics Team, an Exploring Post, provided event assistance. This STEM event included a complementary T-shirt, lunch and a Zagros Robotics Gobbit Kit with Scoutbotics enhancements. Each Kit included the Scoutbotics Gobbit Chassis, Sparkfun Redboard Arduino UNO R3 Clone, Adumoto Motor Driver, jumper wires, reversible screw driver, Pololu QTR-8RC RC Reflectance Sensor Array, USB Cable, and SPST Switch.
Zagros Robot Starter Kit - Gobbit Version
Scoutbotics provided a workshop for Boy Scouts to complete their Robotics Merit Badge Requirements and earn their Robotics Merit Badge.
The day kicked off with the scouts gathering in classrooms to discuss and complete specific requirements with the Robotic Merit Badge Councilors. During this time some last minute soldering by the Scoutbotics staff was performed.
Preparing the Robotic Kits
After the Merit Badge review, the groups began building their Robots.
Building the Robot
Before the Scouts began programming, they received a presentation reviewing Programming basics.