Popular Mechanics has a great piece in their September issue online called:
Inside a Student-Built FIRST Robot: Interactive How It Works
It’s about FRC bots, a level up from what we’re doing, but it’s fun and interesting.
There’s more related stuff here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/firstrobotics
And while you’re there, take a look at Mythbuster’s
Adam Savage’s Plan to Banish Boring Science Education & More
Hey, nice blog. I recently saw the articles in Popular Mechanics about FIRST and Mythbusters on science too. Good stuff!