It almost didn’t make it. It almost fell, treads over robotic hook, down the ramp and onto the competition field. Everyone watching knew what was at stake, no matter the experience level. Would the robot hang, suspended from the pull-up bar, or end the match in defeat?
Five robotics teams from Crozet are preparing to compete at UVA’s Slaughter Rec Center on Dec. 19th. Western Albemarle High School Robotics has three student led teams: Her Majesty’s Engineers, Loose Screws, and Geek Gods. These teams commit anywhere from six to ten hours per week building and programming their bots in anticipation of qualifying for advancement to the State competition. Joining the WAHS teams on the 19th are Henley’s Nerd Herd and Rogue Robotics, an independent Crozet team made up of students from Western and Albemarle High Schools.
The Crozet teams and their mentors invite you to come support FIRST robotics and our local student teams. Qualifier competition matches usually start around 11:00 with exciting elimination matches from about 3:30 to 5:30. Parking is available near Slaughter Rec Center.
~ Shelby Bowen