Congratulations to the Edison Ford robotics team, “Assembly Required!”
February 24, 2022
The team recently participated in this season’s qualifying tournament and received the Innovative Project Award and a bid to the Regional Championship, which will be held on March 5. The current team has won an award in every category in the past three years: robotic design, project, and core values.
Assembly Required (4th-8th graders) participates in First LEGO League, a division of FIRST Robotics. The Estates have been involved in First LEGO League since 2011. The team’s robot is named “EdiBot Jr,” after the beloved “Edison Bot,” a 5’ tall robot built by an earlier team to serve as an outreach ambassador of the Estates and the robotic community of Southwest Florida. Over the years Edison and Ford staff have volunteered with FIRST robotics as tournament judges and have actively mentored local teams.
The team is starting a new project and would like your help. They will be working on creating sustainable package deliveries. The team is currently interested in creating a re-usable delivery box. To encourage adoption, the box will be purchased with a deposit fee that will be returned to the customer once the box has been returned to the delivery vehicle for re-use. They would like to get the public’s feedback on current sustainable practices (just to gather information before starting the project). For example, do you re-use packaging/boxes? If you would like to help the team, click here and complete the survey by March 1.