On Saturday, March 21st, HVR went down to downtown Hilo’s local McDonald’s to demonstrate robotics to the community.
The week of 3/16 – 3/22 was McDonald’s Robotics week. During this week, robotics teams from all around Hawaii cooperate with their local McDonald’s restaurant to setup a demonstration station to show the community what their robotics team does. During McDonald’s week, for every Egg McMuffin or Egg White Delight sandwich sold, McDonald’s donated one dollar to support teams that compete at the FIRST Hawaii Regional, the biggest robotics competition that takes place in Hawaii.
This year, HVR was able to demonstrate their VEX competition robots along with the VEX IQ robots that were made at our most recent Camp Eureka. Lots of people from our community had a chance to drive our robots, and talk with us about what we do, and how they can get involved in robotics.