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MAKE was at the New York City FIRST Robotics Competition held at the Javitz center. I had no idea just how many people would be there (3,000 was one estimate) and how many amazing robots would be competing. Did I mention the team mascots? You can check out more pictures of the event in the MAKE flickr pool and here are Phil’s photos.

The New York City Regional is a FIRST Robotics Competition is held April 4 to April 6, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The 2008 competition includes 65 FIRST Robotics teams from New York City, the metropolitan region, and as far away as Michigan and the United Kingdom! This sports-like event is free and open to the public!

The event is a world-class celebration of high school students, engineers, and mentors working smart in science and technology!

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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