I volunteer as a mentor for our local high school robotics team. They compete with an organization called FIRST Robotics and their kick off to the season starts today. Today they will reveal a game which each of the 6000 high school teams across the USA will need to design and build a robot to compete with in 6 weeks! It is a great way to get involved in the community and help introduce high school kids to the hobbies of machining, welding, design, engineering, pneumatics, electrical, etc.... Most all of these teams are looking for volunteer mentors with these skills to work the the kids during the 6 week build season and competition season. I would be interested in hearing about other peoples experiences in mentoring a FIRST team or other school robotics teams. I will upload some pictures of the robots that these teams have built in a 6 week period.