Go Baby Go is a nationwide project that wants to establish roots all over the world, not just the US. Go Baby Go’s main purpose is to reengineer ride-on-cars for children with mental and physical disabilities in their communities and beyond.
Movement, something the disabled children lack helps develop the brain, and having a ride on car increase the interaction with their peer group instead of adults.
Shockwave acquired their own Chinese ride on car thanks to the occupational therapy department and Sandra Rogers at Pacific University. Our intentions with the car however were different from the universities. We reverse engineered the car to find out how electrical system of the cars worked in China, and to modify it for handicapped children living in orphanages, where the same car can be used for different needs and children sizes. We are making a manual for orphanage workers in China to make their own cars. In China 98% of orphans are disabled.
Additionally, with students at Pacific University, we built disability specific cars for local children. After the cars were finished the children were able to drive around the hallways with their parents and siblings watching and supporting. In a few short hours we were able to better the lives of several young children.
Through the organization of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), students from Glencoe Robotics Team, Shockwave, work side by side with mentors to design and build a 120 fully functioning robot from scratch to compete at the PNW District Event.
FIRST Builds Academic Success in Science & Technology:
Offering almost $25 Million in college scholarships to team members.
88% of FRC alumni went on to college.
70% of FRC alumni reported an increased motivation to do well in school.
80% of schools reported FIRST involvement has led to the creation of new courses and/or integration of robotics instruction into existing classes.
Why is it unique?
A unique varsity Sport for the Mind™ designed to help high-school-aged students discover how interesting and rewarding the lives of engineers and scientists can be.
The game rules are a surprise every year.
It is a sport where participants interact with and learn from the pros.
Designing and building a robot is a fascinating real-world experience.
Competing brings participants as much excitement as conventional varsity sports.
Shockwave's Recent Achievements
2016 World Championship
Championship Tesla Division Quarterfinalist - Thank You to our Alliance Teams 548 Robostangs, 2363 Triple Helix, and 1250 Gator-Bots.
Safety Pit Award
2016 PNW Championship
District Championship Quarterfinalist - Thank You to our Alliance Teams 3393 Horns of Havoc and 955 CV Robotics.
2016 PNW Philomath District
District Semifinalist - Thank You to our Alliance Teams 2990 Hotwire and 1432 Bear Metal.
Innovation in Control Award
2016 PNW Wilsonville District
District Winner - Thank You to our Alliance Teams 1425 Error Code Xero and 3711 Iron Mustangs.
Industrial Design Award
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