VIS Makerspace class was very lucky to be invited by the TAS TechCube to visit their school. The TAS Solomon Wong TechCube is the largest and most impressive robotics program I have ever seen at any high school. Our gracious hosts gave us a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, which boast incredible fabrication equipment such as CNC cutters, SLS/PLA/SLA 3D printers (which could print different material composites), and an enormous industrial water jetting machine.
Our day started by getting a tour of this impressive space. The VIS maker space students were able to see these machines in action and learn how they are used to prototype the TAS students' robotics projects. The VIS students were permitted to drive the go-karts the Gr 9.
TAS students built during their mechanical engineering course. At some point a few of the TAS programming students presented their projects to our group and explained the development process. Interacting with the TAS students and their projects proved an awesome opportunity to discuss the design and production process followed by students at other schools. They could compare their working habits to what they learn and do at TAS, despite the differences.
This was a truly inspiring day, filled with great discussion and eye-opening moments for the students _ Thank you so much to the TAS Tech Cube for having us!