Teams were made up of up to 10 students ages 9-14 with at least one adult coach. Most Coaches were parents and teachers of the students within the local Northern Indiana area. They had just 10 weeks to design, build, and program a robot built out of the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics systems.
Each year a new theme is released that teams must focus on, this years theme was Nature's Fury. Teams had to design their robots to deal with preparing for and responding to Natural Disasters. Along with their robots teams had to come up with innovative solutions to problems to caused by Natural Disasters and present them to a panel of judges.
Teams competed in many different areas from the Robot Game, Robot Design, Project Presentation, and Core Values. Below are some pictures and the results of the Qualifying Tournament.
The 7 Teams that advanced to State
1. YETI (Won Champions Award)
2. Techno Tornados (2nd Place Champions)
5. The Bricks
6. Eastwood Gearheads (Strg & Innovation)
7. Magnitude 10.0s (Mech Design)
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