“Changing Perceptions – Changing Lives – Changing the Future”
The Devil Duckies are a high school robotics team that is based in San Diego. Since our creation in 2004, we have dedicated our time and effort towards the betterment of our community. In particular, we prefer to work with elementary and middle school children to inspire them in being the next generation of leaders in science and technology.
In 2017, we started on many new projects, including the Tinkerspace Robot Lab where we and Raytheon created a program for elementary and middle school students to learn more about careers in engineering and programming with VEX Rovers.
We also worked with Engineering4Kids to teach elementary students how to build and code with Mindstorms EV3 by competing with each other in different activities, like tug-of-war or sumo wrestling.
And, of course, we cannot forget about the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition season,
FIRST STEAMWORKS! We have lots of awesome ideas coming together for our robot this year, but we can’t reveal anything just yet.
In the past…
In 2016, we developed robotics programs for 6 elementary schools and 2 middle schools using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 platform, and organized a competition on January 9th where we presented multiple awards for spirit, creativity, and overall points in true FLL style.
In 2015, we organized a lot of community projects and volunteered at many different events including the Hot Chocolate Race, San Diego Comic Con, and the STEAM Maker Fair. We also demonstrated our robot at multiple schools, such as iMiddle and Horizon!
And in 2014, we competed in the San Diego Regional where we won as alliance captains, and were given the Engineering Inspiration award!
For more information about us and what we’re doing this year, be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook, and News pages! we’ll hopefully see you during the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Season!