KC Engineering Zone Open to FRC Teams on Wednesdays
The KC Engineering Zone, an initiative of KC STEM Alliance, will have open hours from 2:30 – 7:30 pm on Wednesdays during build season by appointment. The KC Engineering Zone includes machining equipment donated to KC STEM Alliance by Honeywell. This equipment includes two Bridgeport Mills, a Hardinge Lathe, a vertical band saw, a horizontal band saw, two drill presses, a shear press, and a brake press. An area with competition carpet equivalent to a half field will also be available with team-made field pieces for this year’s game. A workbench for hand tool work is also available. (Power hand tools not provided)
Three urban FRC teams build at the KC Engineering Zone which was designed for STEM outreach in the urban core including FIRST Robotics. It also serves as the home office for KC STEM Alliance and for the KC FIRST programs which are run by KC STEM Alliance.
Requirements for use of KC Engineering Zone by FRC Teams.
Availability to teams is subject to staff availability and space availability.Scheduling for each Wednesday will be based on first request and will max out at 18 participants (max of 6 participants requiring training).
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