Over the last 19 years, MisCar has taken part in a variety of activities in the community. We have visited children hospitals, the local day center for mentally handicapped children (Nitzanim), as well as the children’s village (Kfar HaYeladim). We have assisted over 50% of Israel’s FRC teams. MisCar has organized for 14 years a pit at the community independence day event for visitors to interact with our robots. Our big annual Robotic-Fun event is organized and put on solely by the team members on kick-off day, to which attendance grows immensely each year.
MisCar team members volunteer at Magen David Adom (Israel’s red cross) as well as in lead roles at the different levels of the FIRST competitions.
We also present lectures to prospective sponsors and other high tech groups.
Over the last seven years, we developed a program close to our heart to reduce road deaths in our community and our country (which are higher than military losses). Rethink Safe Driving has become a much anticipated yearly activity in the local kindergartens and before 4 years our first high school classes were very successful. we did the activity for hight school for 2 years and then we changed it for the first year in elementary school and then we added two more activities for the elementary school, reciceling for second grade and team work for third graders.
Misgav Council Award - Yakir Misgav
Misgav Council award each year a person or a group of people who were found eligible to recieve an award for their volenteer activites during the years.
One of the main things we are doing for our community, is the "Robotic-fun". We have stations for kids and families - art, movie, lectures, special guest (Rona Ramon), lego, electricity and more. This year we had the 6th event.
Since 2011, each year the event is dedicated to Amnon Gebert.
Since 2008 season we are preforming several different activities for our community at large. Here are some examples:
Rethink Road Safety
Rethink Road Safety teaches road safety to different age groups, from kindergarten to high school, in an interactive way through science and technology.
The team’s goal is to instill road safety in a way that will achieve lasting effects on the students, as well as expose them to MisCar’s activities, STEM, and FIRST in general.
We found that just a small program change makes it possible to produce an activity suitable to different age groups and thus achieve the same goal in different ways.
Special needs school
Nahariya Hospital Pediatric Ward
Sakhnin Space week - MOONA
Nitzanim - local day center for mentally handicapped children
Seminars for FRC teams
Since 2006 we adopt rookie teams and assist them along the season. Since 2009 we also design seminars for other teams to prepare them for the season.
Presenting FIRST in professional conferences
Meeting the president
On November 29th 2008 team 1574 was invited to the president's residency in Jerusalem to demonstrate its robot.
Present at the meeting were Jean-Philippe Courtois(in the middle), Microsoft International President, Danny Yamin, the CEO of Microsoft Israel(to the right), and of course Shimon Peres, The Israeli President.
In the meeting it was officialy announced the Microsoft will be the main sponsor of the Israeli Regional.
Presenting FIRST to World ORT
Representatives from the World ORT organization came to visit our school and to
see the technological activities of our majors.
Among the many projects shown that day, we presented our robot from 2011. Some of the representatives were familiar with the project, and were very glad to see it, and those who were not were very impressed from what they saw.