A group of students from Region 4 Valley Regional High School (Chester, Deep River, Essex) travelled to Deschapelles in the summer of 2017 with their parents to share their love of robotics. Entitled the “Deschapelles Robotics Initiative”, the group spent nearly a week in Deschapelles working with 15 children ages 8-14 on how to build a robotic tractor (the Track3r) and maneuver it using robotic mechanisms. They created a blog that can be viewed by clicking here.
As Patrick Myslik, Sam Paulson and Rocket Otte explain in their blog: “Patrick, Rocket and I all thought it was awesome to share something we are passionate about with other kids who were just so excited to learn something new. Sharing our knowledge with these kids to teach them new skills left us smiling. We felt immense gratification knowing how much we accomplished in just a single day. In addition, we feel really good knowing that once we leave these kids they will have skills to further their own robotics abilities and be able to teach others themselves.”