Have you met Mr. Robot? He’s made from TETRIX®
parts and is kind of a big deal. He’s danced with will.i.am
in the past. And already this year, he’s auditioned
on stage for America’s Got Talent
in Kansas City. I hear he’s a frequent flyer (or roller, as the case may be!), so I tried to track him down. Just where has Mr. Robot been in the past year?
In January 2015, he hopped a plane to sunny Florida for the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC). I wonder how he made it through the metal detector.
He was next spotted in Austin, Texas, in February, where he continued to brush up on the latest technology at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) conference.
March found Mr. Robot in the Windy City for a regional National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) event. That month, he kept on rolling until he hit Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he took in the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) convention.
We were glad to have him back on the Pitsco campus in April to shake hands with a local sixth-grade class that visited our Research & Development division.
I looked high and low for Mr. Robot in May, but I couldn’t find him. Did the lucky guy take a vacation? If you saw him on a beach, let me know.
His schedule picked up again in June when he landed in Seattle for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference. Then, he was off again to check out the projects and competitions at SkillsUSA®
in Louisville, Kentucky.
July was a hot one, but Mr. Robot didn’t waver. He started the month off with a bang at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philly. Did you know that he enjoys a good Philly cheesesteak just as much as the next robot? I heard that he made an attempt at the "Rocky steps," but I can’t confirm that.
After his time in Philly, Mr. Robot was home in Kansas again to meet with some of his good friends at the Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) Summit. They had a few meetings and took a few photos, and it might have been Mr. Robot’s idea to lead the group on an adventure into Harvey’s office while he was out to lunch.
In October, he made a lot of new friends at the International STEM Education Association (ISEA) conference in Branson, Missouri. If you search for #TETRIXMrRobot on Twitter, you can find many pictures of him hanging out with his new ISEA peeps.
Finally, Mr. Robot closed the year out with his Pitsco family in December at our Breakfast with Santa event. He was a good sport, posing for silly photos in our photo booth and allowing small children to tug on his arms.
He might be something of a celebrity now, but we’re glad he always comes home for Christmas.