We work at a community makerspace, Xerocraft Hackerspace, to build our robots. As a community team we bring together people from across Southern Arizona to downtown Tucson to support this nonprofit. Xerocraft has a wood shop and laser-cutter, where we make our most iconic wooden parts for our robots.
We have visited many schools around Tucson to exhibit our robot and encourage students to have fun in STEM and join FIRST robotics programs. We recently attended the Davis-Monthan Air Show and presented our robot to over 250,000 visitors!
We’ve worked with schools and the public library in the small town of Eagar, Arizona, prompting them to start a Vex Robotics team and eventually an FRC team - elkSPLOSION. We presented our robot at the Dusk Music Festival, at Second Saturday (a festival hosted in downtown Tucson), local malls, several small businesses, the Craft fair, and the University of Arizona Homecoming - all within the last year. By actively engaging with our community, we hope to spread interest in STEM and FIRST robotics programs.