LigerBots Assist with Newton Inspires
November 14, 2017

The LigerBots had the privilege this week of assisting with Newton Inspires, an annual gathering of Newtonites representing various fields, who share their ideas, insights, and impressions in a series of talks at Newton South High School. Team members helped event sponsor and LigerBots parent organization Newton Schools Foundation by guiding the public to their destinations around the school and did team outreach and a robot demonstration at the pre-talk supper in the cafeteria. Our thanks go to Newton Schools Foundation for this opportunity to meet many members of the public and talk about the LigerBots and FIRST.

Asa explains the 2016 robot to a Newton Inspires guest while other attendees enjoy their supper in the Newton South cafeteria
Sophia and Maggie discuss the LigerBots with a Newton Inspires attendee

While some team members were staffing Newton Inspires, others were hard at work on our new H-drive chassis, which we hope will make our robot more nimble during competitions this year by allowing sideways movement. We finished attaching wires & motors, finished writing chassis software and did our first driving test. More refining and testing is to come!

Ethan and Derek work with Coach Igor to perfect the H-Drive

All hands are now on deck to prepare for the Newton Qualifier FLL tournament the LigerBots are hosting this Saturday, November 18, from 9-3 at Newton North High School. The day will include a maker fair with hands-on activities for children, and RoboPalooza, a gathering of FRC and FTC robots for the public to look at, touch and drive. The event is free and open to the public.