WE ARE TWO YEARS OLD!
Two big notes before we begin the review:
- After we finalized denkbots’ design for our BattleBots Season 3 application, we found out Season 3 got cancelled. With this news, we spent a lot of this year focusing on new projects and searching for ways to fulfill our mission to Learn, Create, and Inspire!
- As this year began, several members of our team ventured into a brand new world for us: Science Communication and Science Advocacy. We are a very irreverent bunch… we are also very passionate about the power of STEM to improve people’s lives… we hope you have enjoyed the addition of our unique perspective into these worlds of Science Communication and Advocacy; If you have please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Now, back to the article!
To celebrate our birthday, let us take a look at the year in review!
We will be ringing in the New Year with some ► V I S U A L ▼ U P D A T E S ◄ this month so keep an eye out on https://t.co/YgpzyxCXNJ pic.twitter.com/WENrCSp1ly
— denkbots (@denkbots) January 2, 2017
From us to you: denkbots' 2017 #FIRSTSTEAMWORKS #cRi3D all in one place; LEARN.CREATE.INSPIRE. #FRC #Ri3D #omgrobotshttps://t.co/MZ9RBsAjXO pic.twitter.com/BbamAVqqFw
— denkbots (@denkbots) January 15, 2017
- We worked to learn…
No matter how you voted, remember:
"Only you can control your future." #DrSeuss #InaugurationDay #MakeAmericaDenkAgain #Inauguration2017 pic.twitter.com/AbEleoXqR4
— denkbots (@denkbots) January 20, 2017
- We worked to create…
Today's #WednesdayWonders is the amazing @ScienceMarchIND from our humans!#ScienceMarch #ScienceIsReal #DefendScience pic.twitter.com/R5CAf4tQxu
— denkbots (@denkbots) February 2, 2017
- We worked to inspire…
As a combat robotics team, we just want to say:
Fight through the static friends…#BlackHistoryMonth @runjewels pic.twitter.com/ITYNnDKk4B
— denkbots (@denkbots) March 1, 2017
- We brought thinkers together in our community…
@usiapparel @PropelUp From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! @LaunchFishers @CSBrewing @elevenfifty @center4inquiry @INforests pic.twitter.com/WirXM73Xsr
— Science March Indy (@ScienceMarchIND) April 26, 2017
- We started a new FRC Team!
- We made some graphics!
Our friend @ScienceMarchIND asked us to make a Bernoulli Effect infographic; How did we do @IndyCar #Indy500 @IMS?
Congrats @TakumaSatoRacer pic.twitter.com/cAuZJUVgSO
— denkbots (@denkbots) May 28, 2017
denkbots presents R3bots https://t.co/EuVYVBEnPI pic.twitter.com/MyPuPizOtU
— denkbots (@denkbots) May 30, 2017
- We helped make graphics for our friends…
Science is for everyone;
Happy #Pride2017 friends!#SciencePRIDE @indypride pic.twitter.com/Nj4hgMKo5z
— Science March Indy (@ScienceMarchIND) June 3, 2017
Science is better when we all do it together!
Happy #IndyPride friends!@indypride #Pride2017 pic.twitter.com/S9Cxutd6l6
— Science March Indy (@ScienceMarchIND) June 10, 2017
- We learned to fix new things!
That moment when you realize you ordered the charge port for a @SamsungMobileUS Galaxy "Note 5" instead of an "S5" @uBreakiFix @hackaday pic.twitter.com/7nTemUryTA
— denkbots (@denkbots) July 2, 2017
- We learned to make new things!
Now it is officially summer!#cornhole pic.twitter.com/zNr3rjnrMv
— denkbots (@denkbots) July 20, 2017
- We worked to inspire the next generation!
Sharing @VEXRobotics w/future engineers!
Thanks #6210 for bringing their robots and @REC_Foundation for bringing great swag! #omgrobots pic.twitter.com/Tm33xPWX1Y
— denkbots (@denkbots) July 24, 2017
- We celebrated the birthdays of our robot friends!
Happy Birthday Robot Friend@nasa @MarsCuriosity pic.twitter.com/a6zBKz3Th4
— denkbots (@denkbots) August 6, 2017
- We had another great GenCon!
Final day of the #MFSIndy #GenCon50Giveaway here at @Gen_Con so find us and say #ItsScience before it is over! #gencon50 #gencon2017 pic.twitter.com/rdGHhuhXqB
— Science March Indy (@ScienceMarchIND) August 20, 2017
- We enjoyed making Rick and Morty jokes…
deep space problems…@RickandMorty @StarTrek#szechuansauce #rulesofacquisition@JustinRoiland @danharmon pic.twitter.com/hRUO4p5THC
— denkbots (@denkbots) August 27, 2017
- We empowered the next generation of women in STEM!
All girls #FRC2017 event?
Must be Indy Rage! @FRCTeams @FIRSTweets @IndianaFIRST #omgrobots pic.twitter.com/yNcueWHGwT
— denkbots (@denkbots) October 7, 2017
3D Printing and Robot Requirements in FIRST https://t.co/iQfyCZ1mWQ pic.twitter.com/FlfzYJOyUd
— denkbots (@denkbots) October 15, 2017
- We looked into building a giant robot… seriously.
Well it looks like it is time to start building so we can join the @MegaBots giant robot fighting league! pic.twitter.com/CylAZesEGE
— denkbots (@denkbots) October 18, 2017
- We got into the live-streaming business!
Can't make it to Book, Booze, and Brains? Live stream!@TheBrokenBeaker @INHumanities @IndianaMuseum @CINSOIndy https://t.co/TOthbWE8qn pic.twitter.com/jnjDLwTdwn
— Science March Indy (@ScienceMarchIND) October 24, 2017
- We decided to boldly go into the world of science communication!
We had a great time at @StarbaseIndy this weekend!
Big thanks to @frc461 @FRC6721 @denkbots @ScienceMarchCHI @ScienceMarchCin @usiapparel @CSBrewing @CINSOIndy and @IndianaSciences for all the help to make this an amazing convention!
Live long and prosper! #ScienceFTW pic.twitter.com/rUOvqA2Eoa
— Science March Indy (@ScienceMarchIND) November 26, 2017
- We worked to inspire…
Today's #WednesdayWonders is the theater full of people here in the Midwest that came out to see an Astrophysicist speak last night.#ScienceWillUniteUs@neiltyson @ScienceMarchIND @NASAVoyager @RogueNASA #scienceftw pic.twitter.com/ylKbii06t5
— denkbots (@denkbots) December 6, 2017
- We got into the video production business!
- We coped by humor…
We're going to build our own internet…
With blackjack and #NetNeutrality pic.twitter.com/AEArIcwDN9
— denkbots (@denkbots) December 15, 2017
- and we got some new printers!
Stepping up that #3dprinting game for 2018!@printrbot @monoprice @kenmore @MakersToolWorks pic.twitter.com/2X13DlEZR7
— denkbots (@denkbots) December 15, 2017
So what’s next? More robots, science podcasts, educational live-streams, and bad photoshops!
With the cancellation of Season 3 of BattleBots we are not sure where the road leads for us, but we know it is going to be a fantastic journey so join us for the ride!
Thank you so much to everyone who has been part of this transitional second year with us; This has been a growing year for all of us and we can not wait to push forward in our attempt to put Indianapolis on the map as a robotics powerhouse!
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