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Walton Robotics FIRST Team 2974 Pathtag
FIRST is a nonprofit organization founded by famed inventor Dean Kamen to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers among young people. The vehicle for making this happen is a program of competitive robotics tournaments for children as young as Kindergarten through high school.
In 2013, Walton Robotics Team 2974 decided to do something special to leave a lasting impression on the people they "crossed paths with" at their competition. They created a Pathtag to give to other attendees!
Lisa Malice, one of the team's mentors, said "The pathtags were a big hit with the students because it was a unique give-away and because of the creative approach to spreading our message. Geocachers I met loved it, but the muggle families I talked with were really intrigued! We are starting to see log ins pop up on our tag map, including the ones I sent to Australia and Oregon to collectors who agreed to place them in geocaches."
For more information, please visit the team website, www.waltonrobotics.org
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"Just wanted to say that this pathtag turned out very well. Being our first pathtag, the details needed to be just right. After a few iterations of blueprinting and redesigning, the blueprint was accepted and then we waited for it to be produced. When we got them in the mail we were shocked on just how awesome they turned out. Way better than expected. The fine details were amazing. We love our first tag. Thanks for making a signature item that is both affordable and detailed. This was money well spent.
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"Received our first pathtag, and have to say we were more impressed with the result than we were expecting. These things look so much better than the 2D blueprints! We already have a 2nd tag in production, and a 3rd being designed.
Addicting stuff indeed.
"Just letting you know that my pathtags arrived safely and I am over the moon with them. Being an Australian I felt that my first should be an Australian icon and I love how it has turned out and everyone I have shown it to has loved it. Thank you.
"I thought my first tags were wonderful, so I quickly ordered a second set. These tags came out so beautifully, and the detailed workmanship on them is incredible!! Thank you so much to the entire pathtag team, and you can believe I'll be back for more!
"Tag came in the mail at the end of last week and we are thrilled with it! Looks great and amazed at the quality of the tags. Am now working on second design...that is, once I finish getting these ready to send out for all my trades. THANKS!!!!
"My first tag was a personal tag with my own Icelandic horse Sina.
Really enjoyed the outcome. It seemed fun to prepare a xmas tag for my family and to drop in caches. The design came out beautifully, only problem was I only had ordered 50! I forgot about the online trading community and the busy trading for xmas tags.
"I started geocaching only about 4 1/2 months ago, and went to my first event when I only had 2 finds under my belt. I met a lot of nice people there, one of whom had brought his collection of over 300 pathtags. Of course I was curious about these little pieces of art, and asked to take a look at his collection. Right then, I just knew that I had to have my own! Later the same evening, I was given a signature tag by the tag's owner, and that only confirmed my desire to get my own!
I resisted the temptation to hastily design my pathtag, but within 2 months I had placed an order. The blueprint confirmation process was a bit problematic for me, but now that my tags are here, I am absolutely thrilled with them! I'm so proud of the way they turned out, and am enjoying face-to-face trading with geocaching friends, and a little bit of trading through the mail so far.
I can tell already that I will have to come up another design or 2 (or 3, or 4...)!
"This is my second tag design and they came out excellent.
"Wow! We could not believe how good our 1st Pathtag came out!
We are fully addicted now & got to trade them at GeoWoodstock VIII in Seattle!
We went thru 200 already and have placed a reorder!
We plan on order more different tags soon!
"I just wanted to write you today and let you now how THRILLED I am about my pathtags. They look totally amazing and even better than i had pictured. I just got them in not 3 minutes ago and i swear i did a little dance when i saw how great they turned out. So satisfied, thank you so much! Even the packaging and the inclusion of the keychain clip ring is wonderful.