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If you're looking for a good movie, I'd recommend #SpareParts: @wirelessdesign #STEM #MATE @FIRSTwee…

If you're looking for a good movie, I'd recommend #SpareParts: @wirelessdesign #STEM #MATE @FIRSTwee…

One of the reasons I like my job is I get to see many new devices and concepts before they hit the market. This past weekend it branched into Hollywood/the movies, as I had the privilege of screening “Spare Parts” before it hit the theaters. The movie focuses on FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team 842 – Falcon Robotics, from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ, and their journey to building an underwater robot for the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center’s Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition (MATE) back in 2004. The team consisted of four students, Cristian Arcega, Lorenzo Santillan, Oscar Vazquez, and Luis Arranda, and was led by FIRST Senior Mentor Faridodin Lajvardi and Allen Cameron, a retired computer science teacher. Each student came from different backgrounds (the straight arrow, the math whiz, the mechanical genius, and the muscle) and had ...

Full article: http://www.wirelessdesignmag.com/blogs/2015/01/stem-stars...

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