Hi! I’m Ivan, this is my internship experience at MakerBay

Day one outline: 

FRC

The first robotics competition is a stem related competition that involve the participate using their knowledge in the stem to create a robot that does certain tasks. This year’s theme for the FRC is about infinite recharge, on my first day here in maker bay I started by doing some basic research surrounding the FRC. By learning more about this competition, I now have a better idea about the layout of this competition. As the FRC robot designs are mainly centered around the roboRIO which is basically the brain of the robot, I also had to do some research about such open-source materials to have a better idea. After looking at some of the past competitions, I learned about how the teams approaches to solve the different issue and complete the tasks proposed. 

Coming up with designs

I started the prototyping process by listing out all the possible tasks that the robot might have to complete this year. After looking at the trailer for this year, I can also predict some of the possibilities. I came up with three ideas on how to solve some of the tasks proposed. In the following two weeks, I will continue to work on new ideas to solve the different task and eventually get started on making some of the actual prototypes.

Reflection:

I really enjoyed my work experience today, I think having experiences like this is really helpful to learn new things but to also have more experience in the area of robotics. MakerBay is a really good community with lots and lots of opportunities like this and I am definitely looking forward to the rest of the two week working as an intern here.

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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.