Saturday, September 29, 2012

Girls and robots . . .

Robot in action
This morning I had the privilege of welcoming people to our high school gym for an all girls robotics competition.  There were over twenty teams competing on a field brought in by Washington FIRST Robotics that is like the competitive field the teams compete on at regional and national competitions.  There was energy and enthusiasm in the air as these young women were given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skill at making baskets with their robot.

We were given the opportunity to host this event because of Bear Metal, our Robotics Club.  They have made a name for themselves in the state even though they are a fairly new team in this exciting competition.  The students and adult volunteers do a wonderful job.  Their dedication, knowledge, and skills are evident in the quality of our robot and skill at controlling it.  It took a lot of work to put the field together today as it literally looked like there were miles of wires needed to make the field live. Great job, Bear Metal, advisers Darren Collins and Adrienne Rime, and Club President McKenzie Dowell.

Making a basket
A controller
A small portion of the wiring 
And finally, yes our Drum Line was present, doing their usual stellar job!

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