Meet o Crest
What is the Eco-Crest?
The Eco Crest is our first mobile classroom in our fleet which is currently under construction, this vehicle will be just under 30 feet long and equipped with 7 work stations (5 inside and 2 outside) featuring our unique I-ARTS Program (InterActive Robotic Teaching System). This teaching program will be used in our S.T.E.A.M. program to teach children the wonders of robotics, animatronics, programming, solar energy, fabrication, prop building and art through S.T.E.A.M.
The TSJ Foundation I-ARTS mobile classroom delivers a very unique and exciting immersive galactic mobile themed experience using animatronics and themed vehicles to excite children into learning. This unique educational program features innovative ways to teach children and we have detailed free courses that we support programs online. This program will be used at schools, hospitals, afterschool programs, camps, etc., to teach the children about the different subjects in S.T.E.A.M. The online free courses will give children a vast amount of information and knowledge from all the topics from the builders of the programs introduced in our mobile classroom.
The themed mobile classroom contains the “introductions” to the numerous lessons and programs using our unique “modular teaching system” that we will be offering to students that go through our immersive experience.
Who is the builder of the Eco-Crest and themed vehicles?
Mark Borja – Lead Mobile Engineer
Mark Borja is the TSJ Foundation’s Lead Mobile Engineer. Mark is our dedicated custom fabricator building our Mobile classrooms. Mark is also the owner of MB Customs, he is an skilled custom builder with decades of experience with an amazing talent and passion for his work. Mark also built the TSJ Foundation’s Executor and is currently building our first Mobile Classroom – the “Eco Crest”.
Mark has decades of experience building custom cars, hydraulic systems has a deep passion for his work and helping the community. We are very excited to have him as our Lead Mobile Engineer working on all of our mobile outreach projects. Mark also volunteers at many of our events to help bring joy to all with his work.
Check out the Executor.
Being built by MB Customs, the Eco Crest is our “Mobile classroom” for our STEAM Astromechs Robotic Teaching System (I-ARTS) Program. The vehicle is being built out of a 1961 Econoline van and widened, raised, and extended out of aluminum. The Eco Crest is blended together along with a 2017 mustang eco-boost motor and internals being built on top of a custom chassis.
It’ll featured with a center steering, hydraulics for the vehicle to go up and down as well as all the doors and ramps that are wheelchair accessible and these will all be hydraulic driven. The vehicle will be built with a eco-boost mustang motor transplant, with hydraulic doors and ramps it’ll have external fog systems lighting systems and sound system as well as multiple workstations inside the vehicle featuring STEAM education for children to learn multiple aspects of STEAM with our modular work stations teaching robotics, coding, renewable energy, fabrication, and much much more as well as how this vehicle was built and put together. This will be an exciting new way for children to learn In an immersion experience. Check our our Steam I-ARTS page: Click Here for more information.
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