Ri3D is back for 2015!
We are proud to announce the return of Robot in 3 Days for its third year and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! We’re excited that the spirit of collaboration and “mass-mentorship / viral mentoring” has proliferated over the last three years. When reflecting on the past few years we joked of a time when it was difficult to get the most experienced mentors to share their thoughts. Now with 7 official Ri3D teams and various offshoots, the culture of sharing has left its mark. Many teams now collaborate and create open source ideas that improve the competition, improve the education and improve the inspiration. The experience extends beyond YouTube with community based Ri3D teams that are seeking to further develop the FIRST teams in their area. One team, Team Tesla, is even inviting local teams and high school students to participate during portions of their build so they can more directly share their learning with their team. That’s also why for 2015 the Ri3D teams will not be competing against each other but participating because its fun to build a robot and worth sharing the process.
Each year we review feedback from the community and attempt to modify our approach to ensure we are consistently delivering content that helps inspire the community. In all things, we hope to be a source of inspiration, seeking to inspire those who watch our videos to go forth and do better. This year we are assigning members of the core build teams to identify learnings, math and examples to develop tutorials and how-to’s that can help enhance every team’s experience.
The Ri3D founders are focused on helping to change our culture and impacting those who need it the most. We recognize that this will take iteration in perfecting our formula for success. The one thing we know for certain is that, each year, this is a challenge that we have a lot of fun completing. Robot in 3 Days has renewed our passion for STEM education and we will continue to strive to promote science, technology engineering and math in everything we do.
We are extremely excited about the launch of the 2015 game and look forward to FIRSTmas and the start of our build on January 3rd, 2015. Make sure to join me in welcoming our new competing teams and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for the most recent updates.