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Robotics camp draws 30 participants

July 17, 2022

2130 Alpha Plus robotics spent the week of July 11-14 with 30 fourth through sixth graders, 12 team members and two adult mentors participating in an action packed week of robot building, coding, STEM activities, learning and fun.

The kids arrived Monday morning at the “BOT Cave” at the back of the middle school at 7:45 a.m. Monday, where they were met by 12 enthusiastic team mentors who would spend eight hours a day for the next four days mentoring and guiding the kids through a variety of activities, to include paper airplane building, marshmallow and spaghetti towers, catapult building, an egg drop, straw rocket building, a “human player” game that is a kid version of the robotics game and, of course, using Lego Mindstorm Robot Inventor to build and program bots to compete in a round robin competition that was held Thursday afternoon and attended by parents, siblings, grandparents and more.

This years camp was directed by team member Kaylee McCabe and had team members Grace Hopkins, Sadie Newhouse, Matthew McCabe, Wyatt Blackmore, Zach Callos, Jace Thompson, Colton Hubbell, Hayden Hazdovac, Cory Clairmont, Thomas Hubbell and Malia Barry leading teams. The 30 kids divided into six teams of five for various daily camp competitions and the final robot competition.

The 2130 Alpha Plus robotics camp is completely run by students, from planning, reaching out to schools to invite kids, to building and designing a game for the teams' robots to compete in to keeping the kids involved and learning throughout the week.

If you have a child age 14 and up interested in learning more about the robotics team, please have them reach out to us on their Facebook page or email 2130alphaplus@gmail.com.

Questions or Comments? Send us an email!

Mike Weland, Publisher

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