Robotics students on a roll at Salvagetti bike shop

Did you know that Skinner Middle School has a “Junk Drawer Robotics” class at the Neighborhood Center after school? And they get to do really cool stuff?

This Robotics class visited our new neighborhood bike shop, Salvagetti, for a demonstration on how bicycles work about a week ago.  Phillip Brown, Service Manager, taught our Skinner Scholars about the different parts and functions of bikes, and gave an in-depth tutorial on gears.

The purpose of the Junk Drawer Robotics program is to expose students to different ways they can build functional robots using household and desk drawer items.  The visitation to the bike shop coincided with a two-week lesson plan about gears and gear ratios.  The students were really excited about the short field trip and are eager to put their new concepts and insight into practical use!

Watch out for these future engineers and more good stuff to come from Heather and the 4-H crew!!!

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