The kid nerds are in town this week, with the FIRST Robotics final competition happening in and around our convention center in St. Louis. I had a chance to spend the morning with a few of the teams, including the Gear Ticks from Lincoln Mass. as they explained their invention that won second prize in the innovations competition.
I got to watch them with their lego-based robot compete in one of FIRST’s robotics events, where the robot has to navigate a complex course on their own (with several quick component changes during the two and a half minute event). The kids are amazingly bright and motivated, and see if you can see the subtle clues on how they work together. I also got a bit on film with Scott Evans from FIRST, who designed the lego playing field used by all the teams.
You can watch my video on YouTube here.