Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Radio Panthers

Thanks to the generosity of the American Radio Relay League ("ARRL") and the Daytona Beach Amateur Radio Association ("DBARA"), Samsula Academy has a Ham radio station and club (the "Radio Panthers"). Last year, ARRL gave us a radio, so we can talk to other hams in the area (including two other elementary schools that have ham clubs). This year, they have generously given us 14 electronics kits so that we can experiment and learn about electricity, circuits and basic electronics. We have two robot kits, a frog and a ladybug, that we will complete towards the end of the year. The students are having a ton of fun, and are learning new things every week!