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From Team Goa To Team India

My team has been selected to  participate in  FIRST Global Challenge  which is a US-based nonprofit public charity established by the founder of  FIRST  (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), Dean Kamen.  THEIR MISSION  is to  inspire leadership  and  innovation in youth  from all nations by empowering them through education in STEM. FIRST Global brings future STEM leaders together in a collaborative competition, using robots to instill self-confidence, skills, imagination, courage, and vision in kids, emphasizing the importance and excitement of STEM education. Team India, a group of five talented students, is honored to represent their diverse and culturally rich country at the prestigious FIRST Global Challenge in Singapore. Their journey started with Team Legogoa, a parents-led community club dedicated to robotics, which has been making waves in the field for the past six years. Amidst tough competition, the team’s innovative contraption that flung a tennis ba

Tennis ball thrower that catapulted my team to the International stage

As part of the selection process to select the team to represent India at the FIRST Global Challenge, M/s STEM Education trust the organise of FGC in India launched a STEM challenge. The participating teams had the build a contraption to throw tennis ball the farthest without using using any external power source. Your challenge is to design and build a device that can throw a tennis ball the farthest distance without using any external energy source. The ball-throwing-device can rely on principles of conservation of energy and must be built using only the materials specified below. MATERIALS TO BE USED TO BUILD THE DEVICE: (1) Plastic pipe (such as PVC or electrical pipe) — max 2 inches in diameter, and 20 feet in total length. PVC Connectors (T and L shaped) may also be used, but for connecting the pipes only. (2) Nuts and bolts (any size or quantity, as required) (3) Newspaper (in any form, no limit on quantity) (4) Cello tape or masking tape (max 5 rolls) and Glue (max 1 kg, any ty