With just under 38 days left until the Pine Tree Regional, the crew over there decided to count down to the event in a fun way. There are 38 teams attending the Pine Tree Regional, and every day a different team will be featured on the Pine Tree Regional blog from now until April 4th.

The first two teams that have been highlighted are
Team 181 Birds of Prey from Hartford, CT
Team 58 Riot Crew from South Portland, ME

Check out the Pine Tree Regional blog for the daily highlight. 

If your team is attending PTR and would like to share photos or video on your day, send them along to pinetreeregional@gmail.com
 
 
Does your child like building things? Don't miss this great opportunity from Maine Robotics.

Every summer, Maine Robotics holds summer camps at many locations throughout the state of Maine. This summer, there will be camps in Berwick, Falmouth, Gorham and Portland. There is also word of a camp in Wells, via the Maine Robotics Facebook Page.

For more information or to register for a summer camp, please visit the Maine Robotics website:
http://www.mainerobotics.org/summer-camps.html
 
 
I went on an adventure this weekend, to a magical place called "Artisan's Asylum" in Somerville, MA to learn about How to Make a Makerspace. 

As I was driving home on I-93 on Sunday night through a dusting of snow, I realized that I was learning from some of the world's experts on this topic, and that we are on the brink of some real change. 

It's been hard to wrap my head around this whole experience, and I apologize for not being able to communicate it well in words to you. A recap seems inadequate, and I feel like I would inevitably be missing the point. It would end up just being a list of discussion topics and a handful of business cards.

I wish I could share this feeling with you, of pure wordless excitement and a brain brimming over with ideas. 
I could use words like awesome, amazing, exciting.. but it's just not enough. 

So, here's a taste of what I experienced. Gui Cavalcante and Dale Dougherty have much more practice at this than I do. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen.

Also, here are a collection of links for you to check out. I met many people doing amazing things, and here are all of them that I can remember..