Robotics receives $800 for projects

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Robotics receives $800 for projects

Junior Jeremiah Cooke works on his robot as the class experiments with their inventions.

Junior Jeremiah Cooke works on his robot as the class experiments with their inventions.

Junior Jeremiah Cooke works on his robot as the class experiments with their inventions.

Junior Jeremiah Cooke works on his robot as the class experiments with their inventions.

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The Robotics class has been supplied with additional parts and items  from a donation received on Sept 28.

Howmet donated $800 to the robotics class, allowing them to buy new parts for future robots. Different types of robots can now be made, allowing for members of the robotics class to compete against each other in new challenges.

“The donation let us buy new parts, such as a swerve drive kit and a new drive system, which will let the class build new robots,” technology teacher Mika Morgan said. “It also provided us with replacement parts, a booster kit and extra batteries for more uses on our robots.”

Other items received through the donation were new tank treads and practice items needed for this year’s contest.

“This year for contest we are building a robot that can launch balls into a net,” senior Keith Tweed said. “These extra parts and the tank tread will help our robot function properly.”

Along with our contest this year, robotics will be added to UIL as a pilot contest.”

— Technology teacher Mika Morgan

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With the new replacement parts, the robotics team will be able to have a functioning robot this year without having to worry about lost parts.

“This donation will bring more possible donations to our class and the school,” sophomore  Kolten Lane said. “This will help our main robot for contest this year and will also help our other robots in the future.”

The robotics class will be able to work on the contest robot at a faster rate, having enough parts for each piece of the robot.

“I am excited for the robotics team this year,” Mrs. Morgan said. “I cannot wait to see how they do.”

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