What do Robots and Garage Sales have in common?

WANTED – Garage Sale donations for robotics team fundraiser! Is stuff sitting in your garage, collecting dust? Donate it to the High Desert Droids to sell at their fundraiser on November 10. Donations can be dropped off at Mountain View HS (2755 NE 27th Street) on November 9, 6-9pm, or contact jenfloyd08@gmail.com to arrange for a student to come pick up your donation on Thursday night or Friday afternoon. No clothing, please.

The sale will be held on Saturday, November 10 9am-2:30pm in the Mountain View HS (2755 NE 27th Street) commons. Stop by and say hi, and check out the goods for sale.

FIRST Team 753 – High Desert Droids is Central Oregon’s only high school robotics team. Students from all three high schools in Bend currently participate in this program. It’s open to all high school students in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties. The club is non-profit and entirely supported by donations from the community. The annual operating costs are $26,000. The students work together to design, build, and program a unique robot to perform specific tasks in the spring, and take their creation to tournaments around the Pacific Northwest. More information at www.team753.com.

Disclaimer: I’m an adult mentor for the team. If you want to help some smart kids learn some tech wizardry too (even if it’s just showing them the “right” end of a screwdriver to hold), let me know!¬†

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