Over the weekend our team participated in an outreach event called ECIA. We participated on Sunday and Monday to talk to people attending. ECIA is a conference where a number of distribution and suppliers for electronic components meet. We demo’d the robot and spoke about both this seasons challenge and the team’s accomplishments. The robot both hung and successfully put he gears on the peg. We got business cards from different companies and hope to possibly get some sponsorships opportunities if possible.
We spoke to about 150 people about the competition we went to and what the FIRST program is about. This was a great event for rookies since it was one of the first outreach events that gave them an introduction to talk to strangers about the robot, team, and their experiences. We’ve been to ECIA for the past 4 years and hope to continue going and keep the HOTH tradition going.