This Year’s F.I.R.S.T team

Once again Dan dressed them in borrowed lab coats and hearing protectors.  The F.I.R.S.T. Expo can get really, really loud, and we forgot to make tee shirts. But it’s becoming a trademark, someone recognized them from last year.

The robot did better than average this year, in the 60th percentile.  All the guys could run it and explain how it worked, and they were all involved in the project and presentation: How to keep salmanella out of eggs.  Most infected chickens are infected by infected food, often contaminated by rodents.  (Oh dear, if B had writen that last sentence I would have told him to look for  a synonym for infected.)  The guys wondered if there was something they could add to the feed that chickens wouldn’t mind, but rats would.  Mint?  B’s incredibly hot peppers?

Well, if our local squirels had the same taste as rats, they do like hampster food.

But not hampster food with B’s incredibly hot peppers mixed in them.

Do chickens mind B’s incredibly hot peppers?  We don’t know, his team mate wouldn’t experiment on his birds, “They’re molting, and they trust me.  I can’t do that to them.”


2 thoughts on “This Year’s F.I.R.S.T team

  1. Congrats to your son’s team, both for their smart design and their sweetly ethical behavior. My son would love to do something like this when he gets older!

  2. Thanks Eliszabeth!
    Their might be a Jr F.I.R.S.T. Lego Expo in your area, for 6-9 year olds, they do a research project and model, some areas and clubs use the NXT bricks, some use the Wedo.