Prism Engineering and SolidWorks at Philly Robotics Expo
On Monday, Prism exhibited at the Philly Robotics Expo at Drexel University’s Bossone Center. It was an event that was part of Philly Tech Week 2012. It was a great event, and we were thrilled to be a part of it.
The Robotics Expo showcases student designed and produced robots, mini-competitions, and seminars, all of which focused around STEM. For the second year in a row, I was shocked at the level of complexity and ingenuity of some of the exhibited robots. It is also incredible to talk with some of the younger attendees, who have created robots with the ability to catch AND throw basketballs!
I had SolidWorks open on my laptop for people to see, and I had a few kids come up that wanted to try the software. Within seconds, they were able to spin the 3D models around, pan, zoom, and actually move assemblies. This younger generation is growing up with this technology at their fingertips, so they are able to adapt to it very quickly. This gives great hope for the future, because these kids are going to be our engineers and scientists of tomorrow. I know that I speak for all of Prism Engineering when I say that we were very excited to be a part of such a great event and we look forward to returning next year!
~ Dan Wagner, Applications Engineer