• TecHub’s Handibot Tool gets to work in a FIRST Robotics pit crew

    by  • May 26, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    The roar of robots racing, kids shouting and general mayhem filled the air as the FIRST Robotics 2014 Virginia Regional Competition got underway in April. FIRST Robotics’ mission is “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

    Chris Thompson was there with two FIRST teams that he coaches, Team 1829 and the Carbonauts. And there was a new member of the pit crew on hand…  a ShopBot Handibot® Smart Power Tool. Chris and his students offered up the help of the Handibot tool to anyone needing an emergency part made quickly on this powerful, portable CNC tool.

    Team 1829 at FIRST Robotics regionals in Virginia

    Team 1829 at FIRST Robotics regionals in Virginia

    Team 1829 pit crew goes to work

    Team 1829 pit crew goes to work

    Read more about Chris Thompson, Tec Hubs, and how the co-founder of FIRST Robotics got turned on to the power of the Handibot!  See the full story and photos at the 100kSchools.org blog.


    Michael Berliner


    Michael Berliner is a freelance copywriter and strategist for ShopBot Tools and its web properties shopbottools.com, handibot.com, 100kGarages.com, and 100kSchools.org. He's endlessly curious about new technologies and helping humans get the most out of them. www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpberliner/ mberliner.shopbot@gmail.com


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