November 28, 2012 | LXXII, No. 35

Robotics team to head to Ellensburg

Lake Roosevelt High School is sending its robotics team to two competitions in December.

Brady Black uses a band saw to cut a piece of square metal tubing for use in lifting the robot. — submitted photo

The six-student team is made up of Tim Loch, Jordan Charles, Corbin Wilder, Joshua Wilder, Devan Black and Brady Black and coached by Jeremiah Seekins.

The school board gave its approval for the trips Monday night, learning that the cost associated with the travel was being borne by a grant from the 21st Century group.

The first trip, this Saturday, Dec. 1, will take the team to Ellensburg for the First Tech Challenge Regional Qualifying session.

The second trip, a continuation of the competition, will be held Dec. 15, in Tacoma.

lt’s Lake Roosevelt’s initial year for robotics competition.

The robot is made from a lego set, with maximum size 18 inches wide and tall. Seekins said a scissor design could lift a companion robot up to 10 feet in the air, but he noted that the first week, it probably would reach about three to four feet.

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