ROBOTS IN THE CITY
BY GEORGY A. BURDIYUGOV | SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Samodelkinfest 2.0 – is an open, interactive, bright festival of robotics that was held in the Center «Pobeda» in the city of Volgodonsk on September 15.
Representatives of children’s centers, sections, and groups, as well as craftsmen and modeling masters gathered at a small area in the center of the city park. Little guests of the festival sculpted, made bracelets and bright souvenirs, and played with a huge Lego constructor. Older children collected airplane models, created their own designer art objects with the help of 3D pens, got acquainted with the possibilities of virtual reality glasses. All people wishing were taught to quickly collect a Rubik’s cube, to ride on a «lying» bicycle of unusual design, to make author’s rugs from lavender twigs, as well as they were offered to participate in contests, relay races and quizzes.
The main theme of the festival, as in the past year, was robotics. There was a big variety of different kinds of robots: huge models, small robots for photo emission, eco-box «Valley», distance-controlled and just very nice ones — they accompanied guests everywhere. People could touch, and study them, and try to make them by themselves. All who wanted to seriously plunge into the world of robotics, were invited by teachers of The station of young technicians of the city of Volgodonsk to their courses. Experienced teachers have been teaching boys and girls free of charge in scientific and technical creativity for a dozen years. It should be noted that the Station of young technicians has brought up more than one generation of winners of regional and all-Russian competitions in robotics.
The time for the festival was chosen perfectly — the beginning of the school year, when each child can choose a hobby for himself and enroll in classes for the entire school year.