Wyandotte High School students built a disc-flinging robot in a competition last week at Kemper Arena. (Photo by William Crum)
Ever see a robot fling a Frisbee-like disc at a target?
That’s what high school teams built to compete at the robotics contest held last week in Kansas City, Mo.
The event was a success for teams that represented Wyandotte County.
In this event, high school teams spent about six months building robots. The students also programmed the robots and even hand-machined some parts.
Competing from Wyandotte County were Piper, Schlagle, Wyandotte and Bishop Ward high schools.
Besides throwing discs, some of the robots were designed to climb up a pyramid.
Winners at the Greater Kansas City FRC Regional Championship will have a chance to earn a spot at the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championships, held April 24-27 at the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.