Article by Emily Brink On The Edge Student Reporter Edgewood Middle School
Lego robotics is all about programming robots to do certain tasks on a board. For any science plus student, it was a fun learning experience. Let’s meet one team and their robot.
The Edgewood Avalanche consists of members Marc Motter, Collete Smith, Sarah Meade, Grace Miller, Caleb Warner and myself, Emily Brink. The group’s robot’s name is FIDO.
FIDO is my team’s robot which placed first in the school’s Lego competition. He has a moderately simple design that is practical to run the tasks
required of him without having too many extra parts or attachments. It was a great experience, though sometimes stressful, to see our team go from just starting out and (for me at least) go from barely knowing how to program a robot to being able to do so well.
The robots aren’t the only part of robotics. The research teams had hard work to accomplish too; such as meeting with real professionals and having to create a safe and reliable solution to a natural disaster. Our team, Edgewood Avalanche, is, as the name would suggest, researching avalanches.
Even though we didn’t go on to IPFW we still had a lot of fun at Grace College getting to present and run our robot.
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