Demos have become a
mainstay of FIRST Team 604 ever since the team’s inception. In a typical demo,
we display our robots (FRC, VEX, and FLL), and explain how we built
them, what we plan to do with them, and how the audience can become more
involved. Initially, demos started out as fundraisers at Starbucks;
however, as the team evolved and matured, so did the purpose of demos.
Now we also do demos to raise the awareness of robotics, and to inspire
others to join or create robotics teams. From past experiences, these
demos have been very successful. For example, our demo at Bret Harte
Middle School and at Simonds Elementary recruited seven new FLL teams!
Not only does FIRST Team 604 have demos at local schools, but we have
also done demos for boy scout troops, at senior citizen centers, and even
for school children in Pune, India!
Demos are a great way for us to share our passion for robotics
with our community.
An annual local fundraiser that publicizes FIRST to over 500 community members.
Perpetual Almaden Research Center demonstrations since 2007.
FIRST Team 604 exposed over 450 disadvantaged children to Vex and Lego robotics in Pune, India.
- Fleet Week
Working with NASA, we showed of our robot at the 2011 San Francisco Fleet Week as well as helping kids drive Vex robots.
- Maker Faire
Quixilver was at the 2008, 2010, 2011 Maker Faire and showed our robots to 65,000 people.
- San Jose Museum of Art
At the request of the San Jose Museum of Art, we showed three of our robots at the "Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon" exhibit.
- Summer Camps
FIRST Team 604 demonstrated robots at technology summer camps such as EXCITE, an all-girls camp, and IGNITE, an all-boys camp.
May. 2011 - Makers Faire
Jun. 2011 - Biox Stanford
Jun. 2011 - Western Digital Engineering Day
Jul. 2011 - Flea Market Demo
Jul. 2011 - Rose, White and Blue
Aug. 2011 - Ewaste Drive
Sep. 2011 - Art and Wine Festival
Oct. 2011 - Fleet Week
Nov. 2011 - Quixilver Qualifier
Dec. 2011 - Beta Testing Presentation
Dec. 2011 - Toys for Tots
Jun. 2010 - Western Digital
Jun. 2010 - SAE Motorfest
Sep. 2010 - Zero1 Celebration
Sep. 2009 - Starbucks Demo
Jun. 2009 - JavaOne Demo
Aug. 2009 - Take Flight for Kids Demo
May. 2008 - Maker Faire Demo
May. 2008 - San Jose Art Museum Demo
Jun. 2008 - IBM ARC Demo
Jul. 2008 - Benefit for Guide Dogs Demo
Aug. 2008 - Western Digital Demo
Sep. 2008 - NASA Demo
Sep. 2007 - Starbucks Fundraiser
Dec. 2007 - Quixilver Hosted FLL Scrimmage
Dec. 2007 - FLL Tournament
Jan. - Feb. 2008 - FRC Team Mentoring
Mar. 2008 - Girls Softball Demo
Apr. 2008 - Senior Home Demo