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SEAD Academy 2019: Student Blog Posts

Through out our DSTR Rover SEAD Academy, each team had a student who served the role of publicist. Our publicists learned the skills of communication and marketing to equip their team with an array of media that will be used to document the camp. Thanks to their hard work, each student who served as the publicist became a liaison between the public and fellow engineers.

Team Something Simple

On Monday, Diego was learning how to code, Nathan and Travion were shaping parts of the robot. On Tuesday I was making the twitter page, Nathan was making the electrical parts, Travion was working with the body of the robot, and Diego was coding the board of our robot. On Wednesday I was working on the slide, Travion was building the body of our robot, Nathan was putting together the motors, and Diego was coding. On Thursday, I was finishing my slide and making this blog, Travion and Nathan were finishing on the robot, and Diego was finishing coding.

Team Botics

The first day we got to know each other and picked who was on our teams and what we wanted to be. We had the choice of Electrical, Mechanical, Coder and Publicist. The second day we started making the parts with the help of Texas A&M Students that work with the rovers we were working with. The Publicist made a twitter account to document the week. The third day was when we started to wrap up all the twitter stuff and started on our google slides. The coder had a couple problems, same with the Mechanic. The coder messed up by typing the wrong thing but he went back and changed it to resolve his problem. The mechanic was going too fast and messed up with the pipe and forgot to put in a screw. The fourth day was when the publicist made the blog post and learned how to email the photos to ourselves to get all of our information we would use in one place.

Team Grande Papi

This week we have been making a robot, the robot we have made is the smaller version of the one they are going to send to the Moon. The jobs that our team has is mechanical engineer, electrician, publisher and coder. All of these jobs have an important value to making the robot like the coder, without him the robot wouldn’t be able to do simple instructions like move or turn. The mechanical engineer jobs is to make the frame of the robot.  The electrician job is to wire the robot so that the battery power can move to the motor and power the rest of the robot. The publicist’s job is to manage the twitter page, write the blog and make slide shows. With all of the help we have made a robot in one week. We had all the pieces to make the robot but we had to put it all together the competition is who put it together better. We had all the tools to soldering guns, saws, computers, tablets etc. a problem we had was with putting the screws into the screw sockets so we solved it by drilling bigger holes into the plastic.

Thank you to all of young publicists for all of their hard work and creativity this week- SEAD Academy 2019 is a wrap!