Over the weekend, Team 6544 Dover Shockwave competed in the regional FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) qualifier at North Andover High School. This season, DHS Shockwave is a rookie team competing in both FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition.

The team started out on FTC to get experience with designing, building and programming a robot before FRC build season started. Their FTC bot "CARL" has come a long way since they began working in October. 

Here is a picture of CARL when he was first built. He's just a little thing with a funny arm!
And now here he is, all grown up and practicing for his first qualifier. Awww.
He was the smallest robot at the competition, but stable and very mobile.
Go CARL and great work DHS Shockwave!
 
 
Just announced yesterday.. On February 21st, NH Tweet Up and the Music Hall Loft will be presenting their quarterly Digital Portsmouth series around a really great topic: The Art of Making.  

Presentations on the topic will be given by individuals associated with the UNH Inter-Operability Lab and Port City Makerspace, though details are still forthcoming.
 
Now, this isn't talking about making in a general sense, like you would make a sandwich. This is a bit more specific. This is Making with a capital-M, as it pertains to innovation and the creative force behind acts of Making. 

(Maybe I'm not being fair to the noble sandwich, because it was certainly innovative at one point in time. The first person to ever make a sandwich might have a bit to say on innovation..)

Anyway, you don't want to miss this event. Get more details and secure your spot over on their event page.
 
 
Do you have a robot that you'd like to show off? All robots are welcome at the Cambridge Science Festival's Robot Zoo on Saturday, April 13th. This event is part of National Robotics Week.
I wonder if Stompy will be making an appearance? What robot would you most like to display or see there?