Help Globe TigeRobotics continue its high school program!

Globe High School’s robotics team had a big win at the 2015 Arizona West Regionals! We then had an amazing and educational time at the World Championships in St. Louis, MO, and State Championships in Prescott Valley, AZ. We need your help to continue to grow this team, which participates in the FIRST Robotics Program.

Ways to Support TigeRobotics Financially

  • One of the easiest ways for Arizona residents to help out is to fill out the Extracurricular Activity Tax Credit Contribution Form, which allows you to donate via check directly to the cause and get an equivalent 2015 tax credit of up to $400. Click here to get the printable form which can be mailed in or delivered in person.
  • If you’d like to donate via check without the tax benefit, please make checks out to “Globe High School Robotics“. Checks can be delivered in person or mailed to the Globe High School District Office, Attn: Noelle Anderson, 501 Ash St, Globe, AZ 85501.
  • To make an online donation via credit card, please visit our campaign page at http://www.gofundme.com/rd7sfw

For all other questions, please contact us! Thank you for your support of this important program and incredible life-changing opportunity!

2015 Arizona West Regional Competition Photos

Globe TigeRobotics making some adjustments to their robot at Arizona West regional competition.
Globe TigeRobotics making some adjustments to their robot at Arizona West regional competition. Photo by Kenneth Chan Photography.
Globe TigeRobotics at Arizona West regional competition.
Globe TigeRobotics at Arizona West regional competition. Our coach is being interviewed by Fox 10 News (Phoenix) in the background. Photo by Kenneth Chan Photography.
Globe TigeRobotics competing in the arena with other robots at Arizona West regional competition.
Globe TigeRobotics competing in the arena with other robots at Arizona West regional competition. Photo by Kenneth Chan Photography.
Day 2 of competition for Globe TigeRobotics at Arizona West regional competition.
Day 2 of competition for Globe TigeRobotics at Arizona West regional competition. Photo by Kenneth Chan Photography.
Globe TigeRobotics gets their shot at the Playoffs with top-ranked alliance members Team 2122 (Boise) and Team 3309 (Anaheim).
Globe TigeRobotics gets their shot at the Playoffs with top-ranked alliance members Team 2122 (Boise) and Team 3309 (Anaheim). Photo by Kenneth Chan Photography.
2015 Arizona West Regional champions: Team 3309 (Anaheim), Team 2122 (Boise), and Team 5059 (Globe). Photo by Kenneth Chan Photography.
2015 Arizona West Regional champions: Team 3309 (Anaheim), Team 2122 (Boise), and Team 5059 (Globe). Photo by Kenneth Chan Photography.
2015 Arizona West Regional champions: Team 5059 (Globe).
2015 Arizona West Regional champions: Team 5059 (Globe). Photo by Kenneth Chan Photography.

Click the following link to see more photos of Globe TigeRobotics at the 2015 Arizona West Regional Competition! Thank you for your support! To review donation options, please click to return to the top of the page.

About Globe TigeRobotics

Here’s a playlist of our current videos, including team introductions, demos of our robot, and competition footage!

Click the following link to see more photos of Globe TigeRobotics FRC Team 5059! Thank you for your support! To review donation options, please click to return to the top of the page.

 

The World of Blind Photographers

Someone recently joked about taking my photography classes even though he is completely blind. Even though it was initially meant as a joke, I wanted to let him know that this is not actually as impossible as it may sound! In recent years, there have been a number of photographers gaining recognition in the world for pursuing their art despite being blind. In some cases, the photographer has low-vision or is color blind; other individuals are legally-blind and have even been completely blind from birth, having never experienced the world in the same way as a seeing person. Nonetheless, the artistic spirit is strong with many such individuals and photography is their chosen medium. Below are a number of links I have found to various galleries and articles about blind photographers.

Sight Unseen: The California Museum of Photography at UC Riverside put on the first major museum exhibition of work by the most accomplished blind photographers in the world. Some of the biggest names in the industry exhibited at this 2009 event. TIME Magazine also ran a feature article about this exhibit.

Visions of a Blind Photographer: A New York Times article celebrating the work of Sonia Soberats.

Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers: An HBO documentary featuring several blind photographers who transcend their physical limitations.

Pete Eckert: One of the most well-known blind photographers. His website features his stunning photographic work and also describes his experience and process.

Completely Blind and Deaf Photographer Can Now ‘See’ His Own Work, Thanks to 3D Printing: Australian-based photographer Brendon Borellini experiences 3D representations of his photos. Check out the video at this link.

The Blind Photographers Flickr Pool: An open group for blind and otherwise visually-impaired photographers to share their work via the Flickr photo website.

Blind Photographers Documentary Crowdfunding Campaign: Fundraising effort for a new documentary on blind photographers across the globe.

Have another web resource about blind photographers? Please leave it in the comments and I will add them to the list as I can!

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