CPEP partnered with Springwall Learning Solutions for a second summer to build an inexpensive robotics kit. The objective of the kit was to be designed for middle school students as an affordable opportunity for them to learn about robotics.
15 high school interns – under the direction of three college interns and a certified teacher – worked in four teams to improve upon the (Yo)unity Bot 2.0 design from last summer, referencing the feedback provided by the students and teachers from the 2016-2017 Afterschool year. In doing so, they developed the (Yo)unity Bot 3.0 paired with a mobile app to control the robot.
In addition to acquiring entrepreneurial and workforce development skills, the interns developed skills in public relations, electrical engineering, programming, and mechanical engineering.