Our team values giving back to the community. We are about more than robots. Every year we hold a robotics tournament for elementary and middle school-aged students. A unique aspect to this tournament is the First Lego League Ladies Luncheon, or FLLLL. Girls on these younger teams participate, listening to a guest speaker to inspire a role model in a STEM career. Team members also mentor younger robotics teams. We host booths at major Kansas City events, such as NASCAR, Sporting KC, and the Maker Faire to inspire engineering, science, and innovation, and to make connections throughout the metro area. We also hold app camps over the summer to teach students programming skills.
Team 2410 hosts various groups in the CAPS facility. We give tours, demos, and provide activities geared toward. If you have an organization and would like more information about this, feel free to contact us.
Metal Mustangs alumna Abby Fry (Class of 2017) developed activities for demonstrations for local girl scout troops as part of her Girl Scouts Gold Award Project. One of the main topics of these demonstrations was teaching the girl scouts about binary and making binary bracelets to help them learn about ASCII encoding. The PDF with instructions for this activity and some other STEM related activities can be seen here and the accompanying powerpoint can be downloaded by clicking here.
Our team invites local Girl Scout troops to our building for tours and demonstrations.
Last summer, our team helped paint a classroom at an inner-city elementary school.
We run Android App Programming Camps each summer at CAPS to teach middle schoolers about STEM.
This year, our team hosted an FTC qualifier at CAPS for the FIRST (ha) time.
Each summer, our team goes to the KC Maker Faire to demonstrate our robot, working with other local teams.