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Wyandotte High School students built a disc-flinging robot in a competition last week at Kemper Arena. (Photo by William Crum)
Robotic competitionWyandotte High School students built a disc-flinging robot in a competition last week in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo by William Crum)
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Robotics competitionSchlagle High School students constructed a robot to compete last week at a competition in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo by William Crum)
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Robotics competitionA robot that can fling discs was constructed by high school teams, including this team from Piper High School, and competed last week in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo by William Crum)
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Robotics competitionCheering on their robot at the robotics competition last week were these Piper High School supporters. (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.