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Domo arigato: two robotics stories

Domo arigato: two robotics stories

By Nick Gee and Brooke Vincent

March 2, 2015

Here are a couple cool stories from schools with an extracurricular you don't hear about too often: Robotics Club! We couldn't pick just one, so here's a sampling of both. Wylie East High School finished seventh in the qualifying rounds of the FIRST Tech Challenge, a national robotics competition. (Th...

Junior pursues mechanical engineering with a 3D printer

Junior pursues mechanical engineering with a 3D printer

By Morgan Matson, Benilde-St. Margaret's School

February 13, 2015

Students at BSM use printers every week to print out essays minutes before class starts, but not many of them are familiar with 3D printers. Junior Jacob Koch is an expert on 3D printing. He uses his own 3D printer to create objects of his own design and follow his dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. To...

Students see military robots in action

Students see military robots in action

By Nick Arnold, Sparkman HS, Sparkman, Ala.

May 28, 2014

Robots, thought to be a thing of the future, exist today to help the U.S. Army and NASA. The groups brought the robots to the library for students to observe. The Army has been using robots for years to help scope out areas, disable bombs and help out in all fields. NASA has joined the army by building...

Building his future: Junior competes in Destination Imagination, robotics

Building his future: Junior competes in Destination Imagination, robotics

By Grace Kimball, Vista Ridge HS, Cedar Park, Texas

February 14, 2014

He tilts his head, staring at the hastily drawn models filling the whiteboard. His eyebrows furrow in concentration as he looks for a solution. However, the long lines of desks are empty and the clock is far past 3:45 p.m. even though it’s a Thursday. Junior Matt McClain remains after school with his ...