STEMfest Knox 2015

STEMfest_Knox_2015This weekend is the first annual STEMfest Knox.  We are scheduled to exhibit in the new COTC (Central Ohio Technical College) building on Main Street across from the SPISpot Sunday 1pm-4pm.

STEMfest is a nationwide movement to celebrate innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  A big part of STEMfest is targeted at middle schoolers and older student to compete in a variety of engineering problems such as building a bridge out of toothpicks and presenting their solutions for judging.  You can read more about STEMfest Knox in their online brochure:

Our Sunday exhibition at STEMfest will be similar to our Demo Day last fall at the Gambier Community Center but for a broader and generally older audience.  In addition, we now have a wealth of experience from our long and successful season to share.


Ideally, we’ll have three tables.  If we have less, we’ll setup what we can in the following order of priority:

(1) Table 1 – hold our 4’x8′ FLL Robot Competition Table

(2) Table 2 – Research Project – Teaching Local History using Augmented Reality

(3) Table 3 – LEGO models of simple machines & programming station to let kids program NXT robot on simple missions on the FLL Robot Competition Table (eg Open the Door, Spin the Search Engine)

Jason and I will arrive around 12:30 to setup and we’ll have to be ready to demonstrate to the public by 1pm.  As there may be a lot of people, we’d like to have at least 2 people per table to help anyone and make sure everything goes smoothly.

The following Sunday we are trying to arrange a pizza party around noon at Donatos.  It should be around $3-5 per person, but we’re still getting details.  Everyone is welcome including family and friends interested in FLL.

UPDATE:  Well done guys.


Setting UpSTEMfest_posters

FLL Core Values and Robot PostersSTEMfest_screen

Watching YouTube Videos of the FLL Season’s BestSTEMfest_table

Demoing FlopBotZillaSTEMfest_table2Teaching about FIRST LEGO League


UPDATE:  A great article in todays (16 Feb 2015) Mt. Vernon News paper.



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