Bricks for the Future (FLL Summer Camp)

The Gear Heads hosted a week long summer camp with 40 students from 4th to 8th grade! Students received lessons about how to build and program a robot to perform a game challenge including team building and presentation skills. Campers created some innovative solutions for the challenge, learning from their mistakes and celebrating their wins! We hope we inspired students and parents to form FLL Challenge teams to continue their creativity and their interests! 

Career Panels

We are excited to share our Career Panel series, where students have an opportunity to learn about experiences in the workforce from a variety of our community members! We have been hosting a panel about once a month since 2020! Check out what assortment of careers our community has and hear about some of their personal experiences. Though we have recorded panels, keep an eye out for our future live panels, where you can get the chance to ask them questions live on YouTube. Follow us for updates!

Farmer’s Market

Our outreach team attends Campbell Farmer’s Market regularly to share our love for robotics and to connect with our community! It’s great to meet so many interested kids, families and FIRST community members!

Middle School Visits

As a yearly tradition, we visit our local middle schools, including Moreland Middle School, Easterbrook Discovery School, Discovery Charter School, and Latimer, in hopes to inspire them into STEM and them to join robotics in the near future. We show off our newest bot including how it works, how it was built, and how our team operates in order to construct it. 

CodeFoundations (Java Workshops)

Our software team is delighted to teach middle schoolers Java programming at an introductory level! Our mission is to connect with middle schoolers to foster interest in software for robotics! We use the Java coding language in our robots and strive to prepare middle schoolers with this skill and encourage participation in a robotics team in high school. Wherever they go to school, they will be able to tackle the software challenges with confidence.

Arduino Classes

Open to students in 6th-8th grade, 2813’s student led Arduino classes are a way for middle school students to get an early taste of the skills they would learn on the team, but mainly to learn more about electronics and building their own circuits. Students receive training and get to learn about parts, their functions, and design the projects that come with the Arduino kits.